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080066 SE Seminar: Contemporary Art and Globalization: Borders, Boundaries and Territoriality (nst.K.) (2014W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 06.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 13.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 20.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 27.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 03.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 10.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 17.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 24.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 01.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 15.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 12.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 19.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25
Monday 26.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-25

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar focuses on the particular ways in which contemporary aesthetic production has negotiated the role of borders, boundaries, and territoriality as sites of knowledge production within the complex processes and techniques of neoliberal global capitalism. We will analyze a wide spectrum of artistic practices and cultural artifacts in various national and cultural contexts in relation to these three conceptual categories as they have been developed in different disciplines.
Some questions that will motivate our study will be: 1)What is the relation between borders, boundaries, and territoriality and new techniques of governmentality and management of people and populations associated with the processes and effects of globalization? 2) How have experiences of exclusion and inclusion, often associated with these concepts, been distributed within diverse systems, sites, and subjects of contemporary life and what aesthetic techniques, forms and strategies have emerged to represent and critically interrogate such issues ? 3) Can these concepts help us reframe binaries such as ‘center’ and ‘periphery,’ ‘west’ and ‘non-west,’ and ‘here’ and ‘elsewhere’ along different axes and what would be the implications for both contemporary museological practices and curatorial projects outside the museum? 4) What is the relation between these concepts and broader debates surrounding race, migration, human rights, the status of migrants, refugees, and post-colonial subjects and the intensifying anxiety about religious, ethnic and cultural difference?

Assessment and permitted materials

The final grade consists of attendance and participation in class meetings and discussion (weighting of 10%), evaluation of the seminar presentation (weighting of 30 %) and the written paper (weighting of 60 %). In order to pass the seminar, all sections must receive a positive assessment.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The goal of this seminar is to historicize and analyze the relationship between contemporary aesthetic practices and the concepts of borders, boundaries and territoriality in relation to the problematic of globalization.

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.

Reading list

A bibliography will be distributed at the initial session.

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