Course detail

Studio I - Environment - summer

FaVU-B1EN-LAcad. year: 2019/2020

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. It introduces them the theory of site-specific 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 summer semester of the first year of the bachelor degree, students learn to develop and critically evaluate their own work. They are able to freely choose and apply media of their work. They will accomplish experience from working on an exhibition project. They have an awareness of site-specific art theory. They are oriented in contemporary cultural events.

Prerequisites

Based on experience in the first semester, students are aware of the necessity to formulate individual artistic attitudes. They are open to new artistic and non-artistic impulses, they are willing to explore the sources, contexts and contexts of their work.

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.
MARCUS, G. Stopy rtěnky, //tajná historie dvacátého století//. Votobia, 1998.
MORGANOVÁ, P. Akční umění. Olomouc: Votobia, 1999.
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. „En plein air“ assignment
2. Participation in the studio exhibition conception
3. Semestral work - exam
The studio works are continuously complemented with the consultations within the studio as well as with external artists, lectures, exhibition visits, excursions to institutions in connection with discussed problems.
An integral part of the course is the is the study of literature and texts related to Site-specific art.

Aims

Deepening the ability to respond to the project tasks; they will practice to articulate in a range of different media; they will learn to select and apply appropriate media of self-expression; they will learn to verbally evaluate their own art work, formulate opinions; have a sense of orientation in contemporary cultural events in relation to art history as well as to non-artistic areas of interest.

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

Submission of assigned projects, attendance, communicating about the overview of cultural events

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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