Friedrich Kiesler. Raum als Medium und Utopie

Gerd Zillner
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art History
2021S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03690

Description

Space Stage, Space Theatre, City in Space, Space Sculptures, Space Blossoms and Space Monsters – the artistic medium of the Austro-American architect, stage decorator, designer, artist and theorist Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965) was space. His projects were visionary and his theories are still considered utopias today.
Based on individual projects from his oeuvre, including the surrealist exhibition designs of the 1940s, his Endless House projects of the 1950s as well as his Galaxy-paintings and environmental sculptures of the 1960s, we will discuss „space“ as an artistic medium. Kiesler‘s projects were always trans- or interdisciplinary, and his works often served as pivotal points between the most diverse artistic disciplines. Therefore, in addition to the focus on his work, the seminar will also explore Kiesler’s artistic context.

Examination Modalities

mandatory attendance from the first course onwards, reading, active participation in discussions, presentation and essay (seminar paper)

Comments

Due to the constraints to safeguard the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar will be held online (zoom).

If the situation allowed, one or two meetings would take place at the Frederick Kiesler Foundation. An excursion to view the Kiesler-presentation at the MUMOK would also be planed.  www.kiesler.org 

Life is short, art is long, architecture endless - short film on Frederick Kiesler
Frederick Kiesler documentary, trailer

!!! THE ZOOM LINK TO THE FIRST SEMINAR UNIT WILL BE SENT TO THE CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS VIA THE base !!!!

Key Words

Kunstgeschichte, Ausstellungsgestaltung, Surrealismus, Avantgarde, New York School, Correalismus, Kiesler, spatial installation, architecture, interior design, theater design, design

Dates

09 March 2021, 15:30–17:00 , "kick-off meeting"
16 March 2021, 15:30–17:00
23 March 2021, 15:30–17:00
13 April 2021, 15:30–17:00
20 April 2021, 15:30–17:00
27 April 2021, 15:30–17:00
04 May 2021, 15:30–17:00
11 May 2021, 15:30–17:00
18 May 2021, 15:30–17:00
01 June 2021, 15:30–17:00
08 June 2021, 15:30–17:00
15 June 2021, 15:30–17:00

Course Enrolment

From 25 January 2021, 23:38 to 08 March 2021, 23:38
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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