Universität Wien FIND

080058 VO Contemporary Arts and Cultures of Globalization (nst.K.) (2016W)

This course examines the histories, theories, and discourses of globalization in relation to artistic practices and cultural production from the 1980s to the present.

The historical and theoretical scope of this course focuses on a few central questions: First, given the changed historical conditions that are signaled by the diversity of the term 'globalization,' can we still use the same criteria to assess contemporary production or do we need to develop new measures and write different narratives? Second, what models of identity and subjectivity does contemporary artistic production offer and how do these relate to the increasingly powerful structures of globalization and the forces of neoliberal global capitalism? Third, how does artistic production of the last thirty-five years engage with the intensification of media culture, channels of marketing, advertising and publicity, and pervasiveness of social media that have transformed the world into a global village?

The approach is genealogical. As such, we will not seek some true, unchanging meaning of globalization but, rather, examine diverse, even opposing, ideological uses of the concept and ongoing contests over its meanings. This course does not claim to provide an exhaustive catalogue of every important artistic activity under this rubric, but will examine specific artists, collectives, and exhibitions as case studies.

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 12.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 19.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 09.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 16.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 23.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 30.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 07.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 14.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 11.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Mittwoch 18.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course methods include lectures, discussions, field trips, close analysis of aesthetic and discursive artifacts. Students should be prepared to read diverse histories and theories addressing globalization and contemporary art as well as texts from different disciplines including urban geography, sociology, cultural studies, feminist and postcolonial theories, gender studies, and political philosophy.

A Reading Tutorial covering assigned texts will be offered by the course assistant. Though not mandatory, it is highly recommended that students attend these sessions. Dates to be announced.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Multiple choice test to which students can bring foreign language dictionaries. The test will cover lectures, discussions, assigned readings, field trips, guest lectures, and images.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

A complete syllabus will be posted on moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 13.11.2017 12:28