Course detail

Art after 2000

FaVU-2U2000-ZAcad. year: 2020/2021

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.

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)
- (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

During the semester, lectures and seminars based on previous study of recommended texts alternate. If required by the epidemiological situation, teaching will be provided through the MS Teams platform.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Assesment on the scale 0 to 100 points consists of two parts: 50% of the grade is based on an essay in the recommended range of 3 pages, thematically related to one of the 10 topics discussed during the semester, 50% is based on a discussion (oral exam) verifying further knowledge and awareness of the context within the thematic area to which the submitted essay is related.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Topics of lectures
1. Developments in the institutional structure of art after the year 2000 - with emphasis on the issues of biennials, art fairs and their hybrids.
2. Development in the institutional structure of art in post-socialist countries after 2000 - selected organizations, institutions, personalities, events.
3. The "turns" proclaimed in the development of contemporary art in the second half of the first decade of this century ("social turn" and "educational turn").
4. "Archive impulse" and "historiographical turn". A shift from a general interest in the subject of memory and archives to specific issues in the history of modernity. N(O)stalgia and art from the countries of the former Eastern bloc.
5. After new media. Postinternet as a tendency, which in a specific way develops and builds on the older phase of Internet art, but also focuses on "external" impulses leading to a sharp rise and rapid decline in interest in this label, which apparently had to do with the economic crisis of the end of the last decade.
6. Return of the object. Courtship between object-oriented ontology / speculative realism / new materialism and contemporary art. The lecture will briefly introduce the mentioned philosophical tendencies and indicate their relation to object creation, which is one of the starting points of the post-Internet.
7. Art in the anthropocene. The increasingly unmissable fact of global warming and dramatic changes in ecosystems is provoking reactions not only in academia or in politics and diplomacy, but also in the visual arts. Distinctive personalities and projects will be presented, in the work of which the theme of the anthropocene or "capitalocene" plays an important role.

Aims

A goal of this course id to expand students' orientation in contemporary art: its important representatives, events, and trends.

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

Controlled attendance (3 absences accepted).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

10 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

16 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer