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080058 VO Corporal Entanglements: Theories, Discourses and Practices of the Body in Contemporary Art (2015W)

Starting from the premise that the body is one of the most crucial sites for the constitution and contestation of our historical moment, this lecture offers a conceptually driven analysis of diverse aesthetic practices that situate the body as a central element for their engagement.

Whether as object, subject, tool, medium, technology, image, space, or field of reference, the body has become the site for artists to formulate identity - sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity -- and confront the effects of capital on contemporary life.

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 28.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 04.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 11.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 18.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 25.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 02.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 13.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 20.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aims of this lecture are to: 1) focus on the body as a formative site for the production of meaning in contemporary art; 2) introduce students to critical approaches to the study of contemporary art from 1980s to the present and, more specifically, to address a range of historical and theoretical issues entangled with the problem of the body.

Examination topics

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 the body in contemporary art as well as texts from different disciplines including urban geography, sociology, cultural studies, feminist and postcolonial theories, gender studies, and political philosophy.

Reading list

A complete syllabus will be posted on moodle before the first lecture.

Association in the course directory

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