Course detail

Towards a post-artistic practice 2

FaVU-CESTY2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course will introduce students to selected tools how to interconnect the basic theoretical foundations of post-art and user turn in art (discussed in the course Towards post-artistic practice 1) with specific models and practical examples of sustainable creative practice in the current political and economic situation with taking into account the specific region of Central Europe. At the same time, however, the course will also focus on thinking about systemic alternatives, developing political imagination, prefigurative practice and discursive cracks. The course is designed to speak to students of all disciplines, including the so-called traditional media.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aims to contribute to the relief from anxiety-causing or stereotypical concepts of art, i.e. talent, creativity, renunciation, fame, success. It also tackles a pressure on “usefulness” of one's own work, especially through the development of critical thinking, discursive analysis and selected examples from the practice of post-art and practical workshops. At the same time, the course encourages students to become aware of their relationship to art education and professional artistic practice after completing their formal studies.

Prerequisites

The course does not require any specific knowledge and skills. Experience with one's own art practice and openness to critical thinking together with knowledge of the English language is welcomed.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Abbing, Hans. Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. Amsterdam University Press, 2008, ISBN: 9053565655
Gielen, Pascal; McGregor, Clare. The murmuring of the artistic multitude : global art, politics and Post-Fordism. Valiz, 2015, ISBN: 9789492095046
Diederichsen, Diedrich. On (Surplus) Value in Art. Sternberg Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-933128-50-4
Wright, Stephen. Towards a Lexicon of Usership.Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum, 2013, ISBN: 9490757144
Sholette, Gregory. Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. London: Pluto Press, 2010, ISBN: 9780745327532
Graeber, David. Fragmenty anarchistické antropologie. Praha: Tranzit.cz, 2013, ISBN: 978-80-87259-19-1

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, screenings, discusions and practical excercises.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The following conditions are set for granting the credit: Active participation in teaching or submission of a task prepared on the basis of an alternative assignment in agreement with the teacher.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The course consists of introductory lectures on selected topics and facilitated discussions with students on key concepts and texts. Lectures and discussions are complemented by practical exercises, screenings and meetings with guests.
1. Alternative economic models in culture and art. Cultural cooperatives, art libraries, platforms, circular economics, pitfalls of reputational economics, hacking of cultural institutions, basic unconditional income versus meritocracy.
2. Local vs. global. Decolonization of art, non-European conceptions of art, alter-globalization.
3. Cultural institutions vs. “other bodies”. Health specifics, accessibility, care, therapy and creating of a safe space, Army of Love.
4. Neoliberalism and creative industries. Narcissistic selfie culture, romantic consumerism and the way "off the grid" – communes and squats.
5. Reinventing the future? Art, post-art and political imagination. Attempts to practice non-hierarchy and order without rules.
6. Self-organization, burnout, facilitation, mediation, decision-making and sustainable social, environmental and political involvement, direct action.

Aims

The course is a continuation of Towards post-artistic practice 1, and it focuses mainly on practical tools of post-art and its alternative economic and operational models. The course should lead to a reflection on more sustainable professional artistic life and success of the art student, but especially of a graduate of art college to be, and offer her a wide range of alternatives to be with art in a fulfilling relationship outside categories such as winner and loser.

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

Teaching takes place in the classrooms of FaVU VUT in the hours determined by the schedule. The minimum participation is 85%. Replacement of missed classes takes place in agreement with the teacher in the form of alternative assignments.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Practical class

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer