Contemporary Art (Zyklus IV)

Noit Banai
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art History
2020S, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03281

Description

This course introduces students to global modern and contemporary artistic practices and their critical vocabulary from a transcultural, horizontal perspective.  Framed by the histories, theories, and discourses of modernity and globalization, the course examines the main practices, concepts, themes and debates that structure the study of global contemporaneity. These include, but are not limited to, the problem of defining contemporary art and its institutions in relation to neoliberal global capitalism, the re-alignment of geopolitics and art historical production vis-à-vis diverse protagonists and axes of power, the struggle for decolonization in the postcolonial condition, the significance of territories and borders as sites for the production of knowledge, the importance of technologies for the processes of subjectivization, the struggle to define a shared ‘we’ in relation to fragmented categories of socialization, and the crisis around the survival of humanity in relation to climate change and other threats to our environment.

While this class is organized as an introductory survey and broadly follows the (Western) historical periodization of modern and contemporary artistic practices from circa 1955 to the present, it also questions the primacy of certain forms as representative of the Universal and challenges the normative art historical narrativization that traces the “progressive” development of style. Thus, using specific case studies, we will examine the emergence of artistic practices in relation to their historical, socio-political, and ideological contexts and analyze the relation between aesthetic forms and forms of life.  In addition, following a genealogical approach, we will move historically between modernity and contemporaneity and consider the continuity and ruptures through which certain aesthetic and bio/necro political paradigms have materialized and become dominant while others have remained in minoritarian positions.

As the approach is genealogical, we will not seek some true, unchanging meaning of “the global contemporary” but, rather, examine diverse, even opposing, ideological uses of the concept and ongoing contests over its meanings. This course does not claim to an exhaustive catalogue of every important artistic activity under this rubric, but will examine specific artists, collectives, and exhibitions as case studies.

 

 

Examination Modalities

Examination will consist of short answer questions that will refer to class lectures and readings.

Comments

This course is taught in English.

ZOOM WEBINAR LINK, ID AND PASSWORD TILL END OF SEMESTER:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7KMZNlFcTAuZhlIp5S3Bmg Meeting ID: 628 874 314 Password: 878656 SIP: 628874314@zoomcrc.com Password: 878656

 

Tutorium:

There are no fixed dates for April and May yet.

17.6.2020 exam preparation

for questions concerning the tutorium, the course or the exam please contact mohr.franziska97@gmail.com

Key Words

kunstgeschichte

Dates

09 March 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1
19 March 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
23 March 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
30 March 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
20 April 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
27 April 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
04 May 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
11 May 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
18 May 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
25 May 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
08 June 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
15 June 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
22 June 2020, 13:30–15:00 Lecture Room 1 , "DISTANCE LEARNING - ZOOM WEBINAR"
23 June 2020, 10:15–11:45 Lecture Room 1 (examination)

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): FOR: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject tex (Enhancements study): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): FOR: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject dae (Enhancements study): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO

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Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (1. Section): Kunstgeschichte

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Kunstgeschichte

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (1. Section): Art History - Cycle

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (1. Section): Art History - Cycle

Industrial Design (1. Section): Art History

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Art History - Cycle

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Free Elective Pool Methodological and Theoretical Basics

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Photography (1. Section): Zeitgenössische Kunst (3.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Photography (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte

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subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (1. Section): Aus Kunstgeschichte, (VO - 2 SSt und PS - 2 SSt)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.5 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (2. Section): Aus Kunst und Kulturwissenschaften, (davon min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

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subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, (min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Aus Kunstgeschichte

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (mind. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

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Fine Arts: Specialisation in Painting (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte

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Fine Arts: Specialisation in Graphics (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte

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