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080051 SE Seminar: The Exhibition: A Spatialization of Knowledge, Politics, and Ideology (2016S)

Continuous assessment of course work

This seminar will focus on the 'rise of the exhibition' as one of the primary forms of the 20th and 21st centuries and consider the strategies through which exhibitions construct and communicate knowledge. We will look at the variety of display methods within the language of exhibitions, diversity of subjects (historical, scientific, contemporary, research, and temporary pop-ups), and the relation of exhibitions to specific institutional agendas. We will also explore the relation between exhibitions and the construction of publics in diverse geopolitical, socio-historical and economic models and consider the parallel rise of the curator and shifting role of art criticism.

Registration/Deregistration

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

Monday, 11am-2pm on the following dates:
March 14, April 4, April 11, April 25, May 2, May 30, June 13, June 20.

Monday 14.03. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 11.04. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 25.04. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 09.05. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 23.05. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 06.06. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 20.06. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aims of the course are to 1) situate aesthetic practices and narratives of modernity, modernism, and contemporary art in relation to the histories and theories surrounding the rise of the exhibition as a dominant frame/form ; 2) engage with the issues raised by exhibition practices along multidisciplinary pathways, including urban geography, sociology, cultural studies, feminist criticism and gender studies, postcolonial theories, and political philosophy; 3) introduce students to methods, models, and theories for the critical analysis of modern and contemporary art.

Examination topics

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.

Reading list

syllabus will be distributed at first class meeting.

Association in the course directory

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