Course detail

Studio II - Environment - winter

FaVU-B2EN-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course focuses on individual students’ artworks and their relation to the environment, society, politics, and culture. It encourages students to develop their own authorial positions in response to the contextual project tasks. It helps them to choose and apply adequate media of their expressions. It teaches them to critically discuss their work in a broader context. The course presents theories of conceptual art. It mediates them a wide range of events in contemporary art and culture in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the winter semester of the second year of the bachelor's degree, students will learn to develop and critically evaluate their own artistic work. They are able to freely choose and apply media of their own work. They are familiar with the theory of conceptual art and documentation in art. They are familiar with contemporary cultural events.

Prerequisites

Students are ready to face specific contexts of project assignments. They can explore the sources and contexts of their work. They are oriented in contemporary cultural events and their specific streams.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DEUTCHE, R. Umění a veřejný prostor. In Stav věcí - Sochy v ulicích. Brno: Dům umění města Brna, 2011, s. 145–173.
FARVER, J. (ed) Global Conceptualism. NYC: Queens Museum of Art, 1999.
HAVRÁNEK, V. et al., The Need to Document. Zürich: JRP Ringier, 2005.
KRAUSS, R. Sochařství v rozšíreném poli. In Stav věcí - Sochy v ulicích. Brno: Dům umění města Brna, 2011, s. 66–72.
KWON, M. Jedno místo za druhým. In Stav věcí - Sochy v ulicích. Brno: Dům umění města Brna, 2011, s. 173–205.
KWON, M. One Place after Another Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2004.
POSPISZYL, T. Srovnávací studie. Praha: Agite/Fra, 2005.
Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny.
ARMLEDER, J. et al., Voids A Retrospective. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2009.
BALDRÁN, Z., HAVRÁNEK, V. (ed) Atlas Transformace. Praha: Tranzit, 2009.
BENJAMIN, W. Dílo a jeho zdroj. Praha: Odeon, 1979.
BEY, H. Dočasná autonomní zóna. Praha: Tranzit, 2004.
BISHOP, C. Artificial Hells, Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectarorship. London : Verso, 2012.
BISHOP, C. (ed) Participation. London: Whitechapel and MIT Press, 2006.
BOURRIAUD, N. Postprodukce. Praha: Tranzit, 2004.
BRADLEY, W., ESCHE, C. (ed) Art and Social Change. London: Tate Publishing, 2008.
CÍSAŘ, K. (ed.), Co je to fotografie? Praha: Herrmann & synové, 2004.
DIDI-HUBERMAN, G. Ninfa moderna (Esej o spadlé draperii). Praha: Fra, 2010.
DIDI-HUBERMAN, G. Před časem. Praha: Barrister & Principal, 2008.
[GUST] The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1999.
[GUST] Post Ex Sub Dis. Urban Fragmentations and Constructions. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2003.
HAVRÁNEK, V. (ed), Akce slovo pohyb prostor (kat. výst.). Praha: Galerie hlavního města Prahy 1999.
KRIS, E., KURZ, O. Legenda o umělci. Historický pokus. Praha: Arbor vitae, Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, 2008.
LANDA de, M. A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History. New York: Zone Books, 2000.
LIPPARD, L. Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
LUCIE-SMITH, E. Movements in Art since 1945. London: Thames & Hudson, 2001.
MITCHEL W. Space, Place, and the Infobahn, City of Bits. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1999.
MITCHEL W. Placing Words, Symbols, Space, and the City. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2005.
NELSON, R., S., SHIFF, R. et al. Kritické pojmy dejín umenia. Bratislava: Slovart, 2004.
PIOTROWSKY, P. In the Shadow of Yalta. Art and the Avant-Garde in Eastern Europe 1945–1989. London: Reaktion Books, 2009.
PIOTROWSKY, P. Prostorový obrat aneb horizontální dějiny umění. In Umění LVI. 2008, č. 5, s. 378–383.
VIDLER, A. The Architectural Uncanny, Essays in the Modern Unhomely, The MIT Press, 1992.
VIDLER, A. Warped Space, Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture, The MIT Press, 2002.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Studio work, presentations, lectures, tutorials, debates, excursions, study of literature

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To obtain credits, it is necessary to implement the assigned studio tasks, to participate on the common exhibition, to edit the portfolio of your own work. 80% attendance at lectures is a natural necessity for graduation.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Definition of the individual artistic project reacting to the topic of documentation in art
2. Semester exam project
The studio work is continuously complemented with tutorials within the department or with external experts, with lectures, and field trips to exhibitions, and institutions in relation to the discussed problems. Study of literature and texts related to documentation in art and conceptual art is also an integral part of the course.

Aims

Defining the individual art project on the topic of documentation in art; discussing the relation between art and documentation; being familiar with related contemporary cultural events in relation to history and to non-artistic areas.

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

Accomplishment of the studio assignments, participation on the lectures, communication about the overview of cultural events.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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