Course detail

Contemporary Czech and International Art

FaVU-1CSUAcad. year: 2019/2020

A survey course about the chief tendencies in art after 1980. The history of "contemporary" Czech art is presented in wider context (the fall of the Iron curtain, the strengthening of globalization tendencies). Czech art will be also explored from the point of view of the local art institution developmnet (the relationship of Prague vs the regions, some important curators, gallery activities).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will know the work of the important artists and artistic groups, they are aware of the role of regional art centers and they know their representants. They are able to reflect the development of contemporary Czech art in the international context.

Prerequisites

Students must have a general knowledge of 20th century art.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BOIS – BUCHLOH – FOSTER – KRAUSSOVÁ, Umění po roce 1900. Praha: Slovart, 2007. (EN)
ŠVÁCHA, Rostislav et al. Dějiny umění v českých zemích 800-2000. Vydání první. V Řevnicích: Arbor vitae societas, 2017. 991 stran. ISBN 978-80-88283-02-7. (CS)
Kolektiv autorů, Dějiny českého výtvarného umění VI (1958 – 2000), svazek 2. Praha: Academia, 2007. (CS)
ŠEVČÍK, Jiří et al. České umění 1980-2010: texty a dokumenty. Vyd. 1. Praha: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště, 2011. 980 s. ISBN 978-80-87108-27-7. (CS)
MACHARÁČKOVÁ, Marcela (ed.). Brněnská osmdesátá. Brno : Muzeum města Brna ve spolupráci s TT klubem, 2010 (CS)
MORGANOVÁ, Pavlína (ed.), Začátek století, Plzeň - Řevnice: Západočeská galerie v Plzni - Arbor vitae, 2012. (CS)
LINDAUROVÁ, Lenka a PROCHÁZKOVÁ, Bára, ed. Mezera: mladé umění v Česku 1990-2014. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Společnost Jindřicha Chalupeckého, 2014. 542 s. Magnus art. ISBN 978-80-905317-3-4. (CS)
MORGANOVÁ, Pavlína, ed. Někdy v sukni: umění 90. let. Vyd. 1. Brno: Moravská galerie v Brně, 2014. 302 s. ISBN 978-80-7027-272-5. (CS)
MORTON, Timothy et al. Objekt. Překlad Václav Janoščík a Zdeněk Havlíček. Vydání první. Praha: Kvalitář, s.r.o., 2015. 215 stran. ISBN 978-80-260-8639-0. (CS)
BALADRÁN, Zbyněk, ed. a HAVRÁNEK, Vít, ed. Atlas transformace. Vyd. 1. Praha: Tranzit, 2009. 811 s. ISBN 978-80-87259-03-0. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures accompanied with slides of reproductions of the key works are supported with class discussions.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction: post-modernism, late modernity, liquid modernity, alter-modernity, second modernity; what and when is contemporary? Institutions and Collectors: Between aesthetics and ethics
2. The Art of Appropriation and Quotation (Sherrie Levine, Mike Bidlo, Louise Lawler, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Banksy)
3. The Art of the Identitarian Politics (Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Martha Rosler, Nan Goldin, Tracy Emin, Cindy Sherman, Guerilla Girls, Robert Mapplethorpe, Félix González-Torres, Kehinde Wiley)
4. East versus West After 1990 (Dan Perjovschi, Oleg Kulik, Marina Abramović, Tanja Ostojić, Mladen Stilinović)
5. 1980s and the eginning of the 1990s (Mutějovice 1983: Magdalena Jetelová, Kurt Gebauer, Stanislav Judl), Tvrdohlaví Group (Jiří David, Michal Gabriel, Petr Nikl, Jaroslav Róna, František Skála, Čestmír Suška)
6. New Avu? Publication and Curatorial Activities of the Ševčíks (projects Zkušební provoz, Snížený rozpočet, Perplex); Bezhlavý jezdec Group (Ján Mančuška, Jan Šerých, Tomáš Vaněk, Josef Bolf)
7. Politics Between the Local and Global (Andres Serrano, Ai Wei Wei); Artistic Activism After 2000 (Pode Bal, Rafani, Jan Jakub Kotík, Guma Guar, Ztohoven, Pavel Karous)
8. Body art and Performance (Lenka Klodová, Kateřina Olivová, Jiří Surůvka); Video-art (Mark Ther, Ondřej Brody, Jiří Černický)
9. Konceptual Art (Václav Stratil, Barbora Klímová, Zbyněk Baladrán, Jiří Skála, Jan Šerých, Rafani, Michal Pěchouček, Jan Nálevka); Social Topics and their Criticism (Kateřina Šedá)
10. Installation and an Object (Petr Dub, Kateřina Vincourová, Tomáš Džadoň, Dušan Záhoranský, Václav Magid, Jiří Kovanda, František Kowolowski, Jiří Thýn); Site-specific Art (Zbyněk Baladrán, Dominik Lang)
11. Traditional Media: drawing and Painting (Marie Blabolilová, Tomáš Císařovský, Václav Girsa, Vladimír Skrepl, Vladimír Kokolia, Ivana Lomová, Lubomír Typlt, Vladimír Houdek, Jiří Franta, Anežka Hošková, Vasil Artamonov)
12. Photography after 1990 (Pavel Baňka, Veronika Bromová, Lukáš Jasanský a Martin Polák, Alena Kotzmanová, Markéta Othová, Aleksandra Vajd a Hynek Alt, Jiří Thýn, The House of Photography in Prague)

Aims

Students will learn about the main tendencies in international and Czech art and its social context after 1980.

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

Attendance at lectures is mandatory and active attendance is a part of the classification.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning