Global Contemporary Art (Kunstgeschichte 4)

Eva Kernbauer
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art History
2024S, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S05046

Description

Structured in thematic chapters, this introductory lecture discusses artistic practices and their critical vocabulary (historiographies, theories, discourses) from the 1950s to the recent present. This will include a critical examination of the criteria suitable to characterizing and periodizing artistic works as “contemporary art” and of the geopolitical and art-related categories of “global” contemporaneity. Artistic practices are presented in relation to their historical, socio-political and institutional contexts, while  considering discontinuities and breaks in the historiography of contemporary art.
The individual chapters focus on the discussion of a wide range of artworks and art projects, including topics such as: materiality, intermediality and conceptuality; transculturality and globalization; individuality and collectivity; audience and participation; technology and body politics; art and ecology; art, politics and ethics.

Examination Modalities

Written exam, to be completed optionally in English and German. Three exam dates are offered at the end of June and at the beginning and end of October 2024. After that, no more exam dates will be offered, as the lecture changes every year.

Comments

This course is taught in ENGLISH. All introductory courses in Art History (Kunstgeschichte 1-4) are held alternately in German and English, with the German course "Globale Gegenwartskunst / Kunstgeschichte 4" following in spring 2025.

The lecture is accompanied by a tutorial course led by Paula Netzl, offering support for any issues or question you might have regarding the lecture or on how to prepare for the exam. Sessions to discuss specific topics, artworks and/or texts will be organized. Contact Paula at paula.netzl@uni-ak.ac.at.

A reference collection with books and texts on the course is set up in the library. A detailed bibliography is stored online in Nextcloud, as well as many texts and other materials for the course. The image scripts are uploaded weekly online as well. Registation to the course will activate the access to the Nextcloudfolder.

All images can also be found with additional information in the IMAGE image database (access here in the Base Angewandte, see "Image" tab above).

Key Words

Gegenwartskunst, Zeitgenössische Kunst, Globalisierung, Ökologie, Ortsspezifische Kunst, Kunstgeschichte, Einführung, Digitale Kunst, Transkulturalität, Theorie, Kritik, Audiovisuelle Medien, Partizipatorische Kunst, Partizipation, installation, sculpture, sound sculpture, video, photography, drawing, performance, painting, media art

Dates

11 March 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
18 March 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
08 April 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
15 April 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
22 April 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
22 April 2024, 18:15–19:30 Lecture Room 1 (guest lecture: Birgit Hopfener)
29 April 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
06 May 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
13 May 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
27 May 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
03 June 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
10 June 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
17 June 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium
24 June 2024, 13:30–14:30 Auditorium (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 31 January 2024, 00:00
Via online registration

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Art Education: subject dex (additional subject): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Kunstgeschichte Zyklus, VO 074/003.11

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Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Art History 537/080.10

Stage Design (1. Section): Kunsttheorie und Kulturwissenschaften: Kunstgeschichte 542/107.01

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Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kunstgeschichte 566/108.12

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Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kunstgeschichte 567/108.12

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Studies in Art and Culture (Master): Electives Area 1: Art History 568/005.03

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Industrial Design (1. Section): Art and Cultural Studies - Basics: Art History 580/104.08

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Art History - Cycle 584/103.02

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