Technologien/Praxen | Intervention / Partizipation (Einführung)

Barbara Holub
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2024S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03636


Practices / Foundations - Intervention/ Participation (Introduction) 2.0 SemStd

Location: Mix Media 2, 3rd floor, VOZ
Dates: Wed, 10:00-12:30 am
              March 6–June 19, 2024 (except for March 3,  April 17 and May 15) 

coupled course with:

Practices - Intervention / Participation II (Excursion/ Workshop in Trieste): 1.0 SemStd.

Number of participants: max. 10 p. // no previous knowledge necessary

What is an artistic intervention? What does "participation" mean? What does context mean? How do artistic practices that critically engage in societal issues relate to "artistic autonomy"? What  conditions determine these projects and how can they intervene in societal processes? These questions have been re-addressed by documenta 15 (2022) and are receiving increasing attention, also in reference to "cancel culture" and current debates on artists taking on a critical political position - which we will discuss.

The course will introduce key artists, relevant examples of art projects and artistic practices since the 1960s until today (from Allan Kaprow, Situationists, Suzanne Lacy to Alexandra Pirici), whose innovative interventionist and performative practices are eminently significant and influential till today. Special attention will be given to women artists and the social context. In addition, we will discuss selected texts on socially engaged art. Interventionist and participatory practices are becoming increasingly important - especially with regard to the role art can play for societal and ecological issues. This makes it all the more important to gain a differentiated knowledge of this field.

Examination Modalities

Active participation in the course as well as in the workshop:
_Conceptualization and testing of a small intervention.
_drawings/ sketches of artistic-urban intervention, psychogeographical maps
_documentation of the project
The skills for this will be taught in the workshop

_final discussion + presentation as a small exhibition

Anrechenbar für Lehramt: Studienfach KKP
(Bachelor), 2 ECTS; Workshop, 1 ECTS


This course is open for all students - not only for KKP students. According to the experience / background of the students, the content will be adapted.

Key Words

Partizipation, critical spatial practice, Intervention, public art, Kunstdiskurs, feminist art, gesellschaftliches Engagement, Workshop, Triest, White Cube, interventionist art, art in public space, performance

Course Enrolment

From 31 January 2024, 00:00 to 22 April 2024, 23:59
Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): GO: Grundlegende Technologien / Praxen (kkp) 067/001.11

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (kkp) 067/001.21

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible