N.C.A.D. Diploma in Art & Design
Visual Culture - Assignment 1
Much visual arts/culture criticism surrounding the theme of visual culture centers on the act of looking and being looked at.
Please choose a cultural production (a work of art; piece of design; etc.) and discuss how our gaze is culturally constructed around your chosen work. (i.e. What is the work's intent / its various meaning? What is the audiences response?).
Guidelines: You are encouraged to explore the reading material discussed in the lectures relating to one of the subject areas of your timetable (Histories; Society; Place/Space/Environment).
The essay title offers you a wide range of possibilities to focus on: for example, you could develop your arguments in relation to a painting, a photo document or an exhibition space. Be careful to choose an area that gives you plenty of material to create a valid argument.
Carefully refer to your reading material and remember to illustrate your essay and to use the appropriate citing methods in doing so.
Typewritten, on white A4 paper, with:
Essay Submission Cover Sheet
Illustrations - use proper and full captions, as per Writing Guidelines
Length: 2,000 words
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