Universität Wien FIND

080027 SE Seminar: The Art of Exile, Diaspora, and Migration (nst.K.) (2016W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Course Description

This seminar examines contemporary artistic practices that treat experiences of Exile, Diaspora, and Migration within the context of modernity and globalization. How do human beings come to terms with such conditions and transformations in their lives? What are the cultural, emotional, intellectual, and aesthetic effects of being exiled from your place of birth? Can the sense of loss be compensated for by the idea that something can also be gained?

While the free-market and cultural dynamics of neoliberal global capitalism often celebrate an interlinked world of open communication and mobility that brings people closer together, many artists are interrogating the realities and effects of movement and deracination from one’s homeland and the adaptation to new lands. Yet contemporary mobility is complex and implies diverse forms of existence: the voluntary decision to travel abroad in an attempt to gain new citizenship or temporary legal residence for economic purposes is vastly different from the involuntary consequence of fleeing one’s country and losing the rights of the citizen. We should also distinguish the particular experience of the inhabitants of former colonial empires who possessed various categories of citizenship and multiple structures of belonging

Some questions that will guide our course include: (1) How are these material, sociopolitical, and psychological conditions and narratives of transit given aesthetic form in different contexts? (2) How do artists of different generations and genders represent the experience of belonging to or feeling disconnected from geographic, national, governmental, ethnic, linguistic, cultural identities and communities? (3) Is there a universal preoccupation with location and the desire to conjure the homeland into existence, or has it been mediated and particularized by different historical circumstances

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

We will meet on the following dates:
October 17, 2016
October 31, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 28, 2016
December 5, 2016
December 12, 2016
January 16, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 30, 2017

Montag 17.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 31.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 14.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 28.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 05.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 12.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 16.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 23.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Montag 30.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aims of the course are to 1) familiarize students with the practices, histories, and theories of Exile, Diaspora and Migration in Contemporary Art; 2) engage with the issues raised by these practices along multidisciplinary pathways, including urban geography, sociology, cultural studies, feminist criticism, postcolonial theories, and political philosophy; 3) introduce students to methods, models, and theories for the critical analysis of contemporary art.

This is a conceptually and theoretically driven seminar that approaches the study of contemporary art as an expanded and entwined constellation of representational artifacts, discursive objects, and material practices. Within this multidisciplinary constellation, we will be attentive to the ways in which artistic production relates and responds to forces, techniques, and effects of power and is implicated in the constitution of new subjectivities.
Specific pedagogical methods include: Close textual and visual analysis; class discussions, oral and written components, field trips.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The final grade consists of:
a. Regular attendance and vigorous participation in class meetings and discussion: Attendance is mandatory and students are expected to be engaged participants. This includes the lectures and events organized in conjunction with the seminar (weighting of 10%)

b. Critical presentation of text: Each student is responsible for leading a critical presentation of one assigned text. (weighting of 15%)

c. Seminar presentation: Each student will give a 10-15 minute oral presentation of their research topic (weighting of 25 %)

d. Written paper: Each student will write a research paper of 20,000 signs (weighting of 50 %).

In order to pass the seminar, all sections must receive a positive assessment.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Syllabus will be distributed at first class meeting.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Di 28.03.2017 12:48