Ways of Seeing

Eva Maria Stadler
Arts and Society, Art and Knowledge Transfer
2021S, Lecture and Discussion (VD), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03301


Ways of Seeing

In this seminar we will train our eyes.  We will have a look at art works, by having  a focus on the conditions, under which the art works were produced and how they are presented. 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 is bringing 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 litterally – we will discuss art works through the lense of new technologies to learn more about the differences of analog and digital strategies.

We will start our seminar in distance mode. 

Examination Modalities

Compulsory attendance, following the assignments given in the seminar, examination talk


03 March 2021, 13:00–17:00
10 March 2021, 13:00–17:00
17 March 2021, 13:00–17:00
24 March 2021, 13:00–17:00
14 April 2021, 13:00–17:00
21 April 2021, 13:00–17:00
28 April 2021, 13:00–17:00
05 May 2021, 13:00–17:00
12 May 2021, 13:00–17:00
19 May 2021, 13:00–17:00
26 May 2021, 13:00–17:00
02 June 2021, 13:00–17:00
16 June 2021, 13:00–17:00
23 June 2021, 13:00–17:00

Course Enrolment

From 15 February 2021, 18:43 to 19 March 2021, 18:43
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Artistic Strategies: Foundation

Individual courses: possible