Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge an understanding of how artists from Asia, particularly Japan, use performance as a temporal experience of artistic expression and that their intention is to convey the ‘act’ as a relationship between the spiritual and the material.
Students could investigate performance artists in Asia and compare their philosophies, styles for movement and/or gesture, and choices of material elements, especially the artworks of Japanese artists Atsuko Tanaka, Yumi Umiumare, and Yoko Uno, and reflect on how audiences perceive performance as art.
Learning Area: The Arts
Subject: Visual Arts
Year level: 9 - 10
- Evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view to inform their future art making (ACAVAR130)
- Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)
- investigating the practices, techniques and viewpoints of artists from different cultural groups and their use of persuasive, communicative or expressive representation
- identifying how visual arts professionals embed their values and beliefs, and how audiences react and interpret the meaning and intent of their artworks differently (ACAVAR131)
Cross curriculum priority: Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
OI.1 The peoples and countries of Asia are diverse in ethnic background, traditions, cultures, belief systems and religions.
OI.4 The arts and literature of Asia influence aesthetic and creative pursuits within Australia, the region and globally.
Literacy: Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
Critical and creative thinking: Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas; Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
Personal and social capability: Social awareness – appreciating diverse perspectives Intercultural understanding:
Recognising culture and developing respect