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080043 EX Art in Vienna (2015W)

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

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Thursday 08.10. 09:30 - 12:30 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is a conceptually driven introduction to the histories, discourses, theories, and institutions of Contemporary art in Vienna. Building on the premise that a constellation of historically contingent processes, perspectives, and practices function together to give rise to what we call “contemporary art,” this course: 1) familiarizes students with the diverse institutional structures in Vienna; 2) presents students with the opportunity to discuss issues relevant to the Vienna art scene with individuals active in the field; 3) Situates the Vienna art scene in the broader global context; 4) critically interrogates the local cultural landscape within available theories.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final grade consists of:
1. Attendance and participation in site-visits and discussions (10% )
2. Leading the class and interviewing respondents in teams of two (40%)
3. Team Paper (written in English) to be handed in on the last day of class (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1) Familiarize students with the diverse institutional structures in Vienna.
2) Present students with the opportunity to discuss issues relevant to the Vienna art
scene with individuals active in the field.
3) Situate the Vienna art scene in the broader global context.
4) Critically interrogate the local cultural landscape and position it within current theories.
5) Develop critical and analytical thinking, writing, reading, and oral skills using the ‘case
study’ of Contemporary Art in Vienna.

Examination topics

Students learn through site-visits, team-work, self-directed research, discussions, writing and oral presentations.

Reading list

The syllabus will be handed out at the first class meeting.

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