Introduction to Artistic Strategies - Theory

Mika Maruyama
Arts and Society, Artistic Strategies
2023W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04366

Description

This course provides versatile tools with which to develop critical thinking. The student learns to situate their own artistic practice/interest in broader contexts in the field of art. The course surveys the current lexicon of art and aesthetics, and emphasizes queer feminist and decolonial perspectives that challenge existing paradigms. Texts from Gloria Anzaldua, Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, Audre Lorde, Sarah Ahmed and others will enrich class discussions and practical outcomes. The course examines the relationship between art practices and conceptual thinking from various perspectives and focuses on the analysis of aesthetic, ethical and social values which relate to a broader cultural reality.

Examination Modalities

Grades are based on 30% Attendance (including exhibition visits), 40% Engagement (in discussion), and 30% Projects and fulfillment over the semester.

Comments

*Please note that Introduction to Artistic Strategies (Practice) with Stephanie Misa and Introduction to Artistic Strategies (Theory) with Mika Maruyama are a co-taught class for 4 ECTS credits. Please register for both classes.

Key Words

critical thinking, decolonial theory, queer feminist thoery

Dates

18 October 2023, 12:00–16:00 CDS Lecture Room , "Introduction"
25 October 2023, 12:00–16:00 CDS Lecture Room
22 November 2023, 12:00–16:00 CDS Lecture Room
29 November 2023, 12:00–16:00 CDS Lecture Room
06 December 2023, 12:00–16:00 Seminar Room 7
13 December 2023, 12:00–16:00 CDS Lecture Room
10 January 2024, 12:00–16:00 CDS Lecture Room
31 January 2024, 12:00–17:45 CDS Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2023, 10:00 to 19 October 2023, 10:00
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Artistic Strategies and Approaches to Art: Foundation 700/001.10

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 1-3: Study Area 1: Artistic Strategies and Approaches to Art 569/020.01

Global Challenges and Sustainable Developments (Master): Applying Artistic Strategies / Radical Interventions: Artistic & Design Strategies I-II 565/002.01

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible