Course detail

Art after 2000

FaVU-2U2000-ZAcad. year: 2017/2018

This course will consist of an equal proportion of lectures and seminars. The lectures will focus on current topics in contemporary art, important personalities and events (international exhibitions, fairs, biennals, etc), and the current developmnets in the institutional management of art. The seminars will consist of student paper presentation connected to the issues dealt with at the lectures. During the semester, students will choose the topic of their term paper which they will write during the follow-up summer course.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have a better knowlege of the development of art after 2000 (personalities, institutions, paradigms).

Prerequisites

Students must have a god knowledge of art after 1945.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Barbara VANDERLINDEN – Elena FILIPOVIC (eds.), The Manifesta Decade: Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2005
Paul O’NEILL & Mick WILSON (Eds.), Curating and the Educational Turn. London: Open Editions a De Appel Arts Centre, 2010.
Miwon KWON, One Place After Another. Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity, Cambridge, MA – Londýn: MIT Press 2002
Ondřej HORÁK (ed.), Místa počinu. Praha: Komunikační prostor Školská 28, 2010.
Boris GROYS, Going Public. New York – Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2010.
Nicolas BOURRIAUD, Postprodukce, Praha: Tranzit, 2004.
Elena FILIPOVIC – Marieke VAN HAL – Solveig ØVSTEBO (eds.), The Biennial Reader, Hatje Cantz, 2010.
Claire BISHOP, Installation Art, London: Tate Publishing, 2011.
Zbyněk BALADRÁN – Vít HAVRÁNEK – Věra KREJČOVÁ (eds.), Atlas transformace. Praha: Tranzit, 2009. (CS)
Václav JANOŠČÍK (ed.), Objekt. Praha: Galerie Kvalitář, 2015. (CS)
Jan ZÁLEŠÁK, Minulá budoucnost. Brno – Praha: FaVU VUT v Brně – tranzit, 2013. (CS)
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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations..

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Cumpulsory presentation during the semester. Written essay in the end of the course.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Bienalisation of art. Why biennials are so important today. What are their roots? How do they differ (Venice, Havana, Kassel, shifting Manifesta)? How are they related to the art fairs?
2. An archival impulse / a historiographical turn. Artist as a researcher interested in the past, memory, and archives in general and the specific interest of contemporary artist in the questions of modernity, its ideas and formal language. Ostalgia - culturally specific version of the more general historiographical turn in contemporary art.
3. Is everything an installation? Installation as a genre, installation aesthetics (various trends and regimes after 2000).
4. After New Media. From net.art to post-internet (and beyond).
5. Return of the Object - object oriented ontology and contemporary art; art and anthropocene.

Aims

Students will have a good orientation in contemporary art: important names, events, strands.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Controlled attendance (3 absences accepted).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Master's

    branch AGD2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch APD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AGD1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AS1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AM2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AKG , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AS2 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AM1 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AM3 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AMU , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch ATD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AVI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch APE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch AFO , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer