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080050 VO Andy Warhol. Machinism and Subjectivity (2016S)

More systematically than all other Pop artists at the beginning of the 1960s Warhol introduced silk-screen-printing and the serial production in his artistic work. Thus, after the end of modern abstraction the figurative, now photographically generated image returns into painting like a shadow of the contemporary mass media-society. Warhol, in addition, chose to present himself and his work as mere "surfaces" or as "mirrors" of this society. In his "Philosophy" (1975) and in in his Interviews (s. "I'll be your mirror", ed. by K. Goldsmith 2004) he proposes numerous models for this disappearance of the old authorial artistic subject behind the flow of images it passively reflects. The lecture will investigate these models, which are often related to the support and surrogate of human subjectivity by technical storage and reproduction media, as well as the status of the image, which imposes itself onto the disappearing subject. Alongside Warhol's painting - focussing on 'classical' works of the 1960s as well as on later commercial, more 'painterly' portraits - the lecture will look at some excerpts of Warhol's films and at his early advertisement work.

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 10.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 17.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 07.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 14.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 21.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 28.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 12.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 19.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 02.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 09.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 16.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Thursday 23.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: Heightening of ability to analyze art works and sharpened conscience for methodological problems of the construction of an artistic 'oeuvre' and of authorship; alertness for the dependence of meaning on contextual framing; heightened attention for interferences between 'high' and 'popular' culture. - Content: The artistic, filmic and advertisement work of Andy Warhol in its art historical and cultural context. - Method: hermeneutics, phenomenology, discourse analysis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Multiple choice test at the end; allowed tools: dictionnaire (for non-native speakers).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Accurate familiarity with the works shown during the course. Precise familiarity with the required readings as well as with the arguments developed and the information presented during the lecture.

Examination topics

Andy Warhol's work within its art historical and cultural context.

Reading list

Required and recommended readings will be allocated via Moodle during the semester. Further literature and catalogues will be allocated in an apparatus in the library.

Association in the course directory

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