Modern Art (Zyklus III)

Eva Kernbauer
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art History
2020W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03475

Description

This course offers an introduction to the emergence of European Modern Art (1800-1950) in the global context.  We will look at the formation of Europe and European Art as cultural entities framed and shaped by political and economic struggle, emerging nationalism, colonialism and global expansion.

In distinct chapters, we will examine the transformation of art in the course of Modernism: exhibitions and art journals proliferate as new art publics emerge; visuality is being transformed by the experience of modern urban space; non-Western art is appropriated in Orientalism, Expressionism and Primitivism; new media such as photography and film are being introduced; performative and spatial art practices emerge. We will specifically look at intermedial approaches, interconnections of art and design, artistic engagements with new media,  the notion of the "Gesamtkunstwerk", and the modernist concept of art as an experiment for social change.

Framed by the histories, theories, and discourses of modernism and modernity, this lecture examines the main practices, concepts, themes and debates that structure their study. While it is organized as an introductory survey and broadly follows Western periodizations of modern artistic practices of the 19th and early 20th centuries, it also challenges concepts such as "European art", as well as stylistic classifications and the primacy of specific artistic genres and media. Using case studies, we will examine artistic practices in relation to their historical, socio-political, and institutional contexts and analyze the relation between social and aesthetic forms.

Examination Modalities

Written exam, to be completed optionally in English and German. Exam dates are offered at the end of January, in March and April 2021. After that, no more exam dates will be offered, as the lecture changes every year.

EXAM Dates:            27 January, 10:00-11:30 or 4:30-6:00, Auditorium, VZA 7

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, registration is mandatory for the exams, due to limited space. Registration will be opened in January.

 

 

Comments

This course is taught in English. All Zyklus-lectures are held alternately in German and English, with the German lecture "Moderne Kunst / Zyklus III" following in Fall/Winter 2021/22 (see https://www.angewandtekunstgeschichte.net/news/2019/umstellung-der-zyklus-vorlesungen).

Regular attendance is advised. This lecture is held in the Auditorium, VZA 7, which can accommodate up to 120 persons even under strict safety regulations. For all students who prefer to do this course online, the image script, as well as an audio recording of the lecture will be uploaded weekly.

The lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial course led by Marei Buhmann (marei.buhmann@student.uni-ak.ac.at), offering support for any issues or question you might have regarding the lecture.

Just post your questions/comments etc. here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q9PbiKe43scI5KQJsC9VSXBZ--6WcTfjtOfxGLyQFog/edit?usp=sharing

Marei will also organize sessions to discuss specific topics, artworks and/or texts. Information can be found at www.angewandtekunstgeschichte.net, on Base Angewandte or at the lecture sessions.

A handout with detailed information on the lecture programme, the tutorial programme, recommended literature, and more is published in the OwnCloud folder and on www.angewandtekunstgeschichte.net. All important literature has been made accessible in the library in a special "Handapparat" (reference collection).

The image scripts shown in the lecture will be uploaded weekly in the OwnCloud folder together with useful texts for each chapter. As you register for the lecture in Base Angewandte, access to the OwnCloud folder will be activated automatically.

All images can be viewed with additional information and downloaded on the image database IMAGE (access within Base Angewandte, see tab above).

Key Words

Art, Art History, Modernism, Transcultural Studies, Globalization, Introduction, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Visual Art, Kunstgeschichte, Kunst, Moderne, Transkulturalität, Globalisierung, Einführung, Skulptur, Film, Fotografie, Druckgrafik, Malerei, Modernity, motion picture, film

Dates

05 October 2020, 15:30–17:00
12 October 2020, 15:30–17:00
19 October 2020, 15:30–17:00
09 November 2020, 15:30–17:00
16 November 2020, 15:30–17:00
23 November 2020, 15:30–17:00
30 November 2020, 15:30–17:00
07 December 2020, 15:30–17:00
14 December 2020, 15:30–17:00
11 January 2021, 15:30–17:00
18 January 2021, 15:30–17:00
25 January 2021, 15:30–17:00 , "Ersatztermin"
27 January 2021, 10:00–11:30 Auditorium, VZA 7 (examination)
27 January 2021, 16:30–18:00 Auditorium VZA 7 (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 01 August 2020, 00:00
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

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations

Stage Design (1. Section): Kunstgeschichte

Stage Design (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte

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

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Electives Area 1

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Electives Area 2

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

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte (Zyklus) III-IV

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)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften

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)

Fine Arts (1. Section): Art History Cycle

Fine Arts (2. Section): Kunstgeschichte Zyklus

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (1. Section): Art and Design History

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Humanities

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Foundation

Individual courses: possible