Studio II - Environment - summer
FaVU-B2EN-LAcad. year: 2020/2021
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 summer 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 the media of their own work. They will gain experience of working on a specific exhibition project. They will be familiar with the theory of Site-specific and conceptual art. They will be aware of contemporary cultural events.
Students artistically respond to contextual assignments. They can explore the sources and contexts of their work. They are oriented in contemporary cultural events and in their specific streams.
- compulsory prerequisite
Recommended optional programme components
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.
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
1. Definition of the individual project, or responding to the current studio task
2. Joint exhibition project
3. Semester work - test
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 the Site-specific, conceptual and action art is also an integral part of the program.
Defining the student’s individual artistic project - freely or in response to a project task, conscious application of media of an expression; cooperation on the exhibition project; formulation and discussion of pressing issues; orientation in 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.