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080040 SE Seminar: Constructing the Contemporary: Decolonizing Art and Knowledge (2018S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note, these are the correct dates:
March 5: Introduction to the Course
March 19: Reading Session 1
April 16: Reading Session 2
April 23: Reading Session 3
May 7: Student Presentations - may go to 2:30pm
May 28: Student Presentations - may go to 2:30pm
June 18: Student Presentations - may go to 2:30pm
June 25: Student Presentations - may go to 2:30pm

Monday 05.03. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 19.03. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 16.04. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 30.04. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 14.05. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 28.05. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 11.06. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 25.06. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Description:
This course examines the methods, histories, and theories of colonization and decolonization in relation to the formation of modern and contemporary art, its discourses, and the expanded social sphere. It draws on perspectives from indigenous studies, critical ethnic studies, gender studies and post colonialism studies to: 1) interrogate how dominant art historical frameworks, narratives and methodologies structure our knowledge of specific art objects, exhibitionary models, and social subjects; 2) examine practices that perform critical interventions, resistance to and re-framings of art historical frameworks, narratives, and methodologies; 3) explore the global connections between art history, artistic and curatorial practices, museology and the formation of national and racial identity and political and economic inequalities ; 4) grapples with the need to shape renewed imaginations, practices, and methodologies towards diverse ways of knowing and collective change

Course Aims: The aims of the course are to 1) familiarize students with the practices, histories, and theories of colonization, decolonization, and contemporary Art; 2) engage with the issues raised by these practices along multidisciplinary pathways, including critical ethnic studies, indigenous studies, gender studies, post colonial studies 3) introduce students to methods, models, and theories for the critical analysis of contemporary art.

Course Methods: 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.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course Assessment:
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 20%)
b. Seminar presentation: Each student will give a 20-minute oral presentation of their research topic (weighting of 25 %)
c. Written paper: Each student will write a research paper of 40,000 signs (weighting of 55 %).

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Syllabus to be distributed at first class meeting.

Association in the course directory

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