Ways of Seeing

Eva Maria Stadler
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2020S, Lecture and Discussion (VD), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03301



In this seminar we will train our eyes. By visiting artists in their studios, seeing exhibitions in galleries, museums or off spaces we will have a look at art works, but we will also put a focus on the conditions, under which the art works were produced and presented in the different institutions. John Berger, an english art critic, poet and painter (1926-2017) published a television series titled ‚Ways of Seeing’, which was produced by the BBC  in 1972. What has made this series so special is the way John Berger thinks traditional and contemporary techniques of seeing together. I borrowed the title of Berger’s TV-series for our seminar, because we will work on our own view by reflecting nowadays techniques of seeing. The word technique we can take literally – we will discuss art works through the lense of new technologies to learn more about the differences of analog and digital strategies.

Examination Modalities

Compulsory attendance, following the assignments given in the seminar


The seminar takes place via Zoom-Meeting every Wednesday 3.pm.


11 March 2020, 13:00–15:00 _1070 Wien, Museumsplatz 1 - MQ/Kunsthalle Wien , "" ... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace - with Alice Creischer"
18 March 2020, 15:00–17:00
25 March 2020, 15:00–17:00
01 April 2020, 15:00–17:00
22 April 2020, 15:00–17:00
29 April 2020, 15:00–17:00
06 May 2020, 15:00–17:00
13 May 2020, 15:00–17:00
20 May 2020, 15:00–17:00
27 May 2020, 15:00–17:00
03 June 2020, 15:00–17:00
10 June 2020, 15:00–17:00
17 June 2020, 15:00–17:00

Course Enrolment

From 20 February 2020, 17:26 to 17 April 2020, 12:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Foundation

Individual courses: possible