“Mach dich hübsch” The Book as Artwork: On how to read an Artistic Practice

Jenni Tischer
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2020S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03124

Description

Due to the circumstances we meet every week via zoom video. I send you the link for our weekly recurring meetings via email. In the own cloud folder "2020S – S03124 – "Mach dich hübsch" The Book as Artwork: On how to read an Artistic Practice"  you find our Manual with the assignments and the schedule for this semesters practical work. In addition there is a folder with required readings and links to virtual accessible exhibitions. 

If you have any questions please contact me vie email: jenni.tischer@uni-ak.ac.at

Artists‘ Books often question the medium of the book in regards to linearity, structure, and the author/reader relationship. One such Artist Book is Mach dich hübsch by Isa Genzken. In using referential material like black and white copies, clippings from advertisements next to sketches and illustrations, postcards of historical paintings and handwritten notes, Genzken provides insight into her visual language.

In this two semester class, we will be discussing the poetics of art books: their metaphor, their conceptual space, and their narrative and non-narrative sequencing. We will especially focus on feminist and queer artistic strategies unfolding in the books. The class will culminate with the production of our own artists‘ book.

Please note: This course is part of  Artistic Strategies and therefor for CDS-students only!

Students from other faculties or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

Dates

19 March 2020, 12:15–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
26 March 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
02 April 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
23 April 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
07 May 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
28 May 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
04 June 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
18 June 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"
25 June 2020, 12:45–15:15, "Web Seminar via zoom"

Course Enrolment

From 16 February 2020, 12:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Foundation

Individual courses: possible