Transcultural Reflections of Art Developement

Tanushree Gupta
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2024S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04206


Content: Cultural and art history are often taught in a rather isolated and localized way. This course aims to investigate how a particular art technology (e.g. painting, casting, ceramics) is perceived in different cultural contexts and art periods in both Europe and Southeast Asia. Using various examples, we will look into the different functions of art technologies and their historical context. In doing so, we try to apply a transcultural, comprehensive view on differences and similarities as well as the various influencing factors of art technologies.

Various guest presenters are invited to speak on selected art technologies and their development. The students have to prepare a presentation on an art technology of their choice by the end of the semester, outlining its influences and different manifestations in different cultural contexts. Finally, this must be summarized in a short written report.

Aim: Building awareness of one’s own perceptions of what a certain art technology conveys, and how this perception may differ from that of others. Developing a globalised way of thinking in relation to art trends, social developments and art technology.

Examination Modalities

- Presentation

- Assignment


Course Enrolment

From 01 November 2023, 09:00 to 15 February 2024, 17:00
Via online registration

Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management (joint programme) (Master): History of Art and Culture: Transcultural Reflections of Art Development (Angewandte) 572/031.32

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible