March 4, In Person 1:00-3:00pm The International Debate / Die internationale Diskussion
Reading: Achille Mbembe, “Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive”, (2015).
Recommended: Thomas Stubblefield, “Iconoclasm beyond Negation. Globalisation and Image Production in Mosul (Aggregate, December 2016).
March 5 In Person 10am-2pm Seminar and Excursion
April 1, 2-4pm (on zoom) From Totalitarian Crisis to Counter-monument
There are several asynchronous parts of the class. Please finish the reading assignment before we meet on zoom.
Reading: Mechtild Widrich, “Introduction. What is a performative monument”, Performative Monuments. The Rematerialisation of Public Art (Manchester University Press, 2014), 1-9.
Sigfried Giedion, “The need for a new monumentality” .
April 2, 2-4pm (on zoom) The Confederate Monument Debate
Please finish the reading assignment before class.
Dell Upton, Confederate Monuments and Civic Values in the Wake of Charlottesville, online https://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sah-blog/sah-blog/2017/09/13/confederate-monuments-and-civic-values-in-the-wake-of-charlottesville
Caroline Goldstein, “Charlottesville’s Divisive Robert E. Lee Statue Will Be Melted Down to Create New Public Artwork,” Art Net, 2021
Suggested Reading: Kirk Savage, “Slavery’s Memorial”, in Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves. Race, War and Monument in 19thcentury America (Princeton University Press, 1997), 129-161.
May 13, In Person 2-5 Responsibility and Care
Reading: Rangsook Yoon, “Erecting the ‘Comfort Women’ Memorials: From Seoul to San Francisco”, dearte 2018.
6pm Public Roundtable with Nicole Six/Paul Petritsch, Elke Krasny, Mechtild Widrich, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
May 14 In Person 10-2 (with student presentations)
May 16 In Person 2-5 Excursion Nordwestbahnhof
May 18 In Person 2-5 Commemorating the Pandemic, Theories of Site and Place
Reading Britta Shoot, The Rare Challenge of Building a Pandemic Monument, The City Monitor, June 2020.
Monumente, Denkmaldebatte, Partizipation, Monuments, Participation, Art in Public Space, Public Sphere, Öffentlichkeit, art in public space
03 March 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "Kick-Off Event" (preliminary discussion)
04 March 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "Introduction"
04 March 2022, 13:00–15:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "The International Debate"
05 March 2022, 10:00–14:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "Meeting and Excursion Monuments Vienna"
01 April 2022, 14:00–16:00 , "Join Zoom Meeting https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/86392781365 (Performative Monuments and interim reports by students)"
02 April 2022, 14:00–16:00, "Join Zoom Meeting https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/86392781365 (Monument Debate in the US)"
13 May 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "Responsibility and Care, Materials and Preservation"
14 May 2022, 10:00–14:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "Meeting with students and presentations"
16 May 2022, 14:00–17:00 Am Tabor 2:15pm details in class , "EXCURSION: Excavations of Lost Memories. Nordwestbahnhof, curated by Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel "
18 May 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "Commemorating the Pandemic, Theories of Site and Space"
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