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080066 EX Viennese Art: Islamic Art in Vienna (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This course will start digitally with the possibility of switching to the hybrid format as the semester progresses.

Thursday 11.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 18.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 25.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 15.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 22.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 29.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 06.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 20.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 27.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 10.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 17.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27
Thursday 24.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Seminarraum 4 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte (1. Stock) UniCampus Hof 9 3F-O1-27

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to provide tools to examine objects of various forms, functions, materials, and techniques from the Islamic world and to understand the history of collecting, displaying, and conserving Islamic art in Vienna. The course will investigate mobilities of objects across different regions and period with a focus on their different channels of movement such as diplomacy, war, trade, and travel. It will look into afterlives and reuses of objects from the middle ages to the present, as well as current debates on Islamic art.

Assessment and permitted materials

This is a course with continuous assessment requiring active contribution of students. The classes will start with readings and discussions and continue with in-person or virtual visits to Viennese museums to examine objects from the Islamic world. Each student will select an object, make a presentation about it, and write a catalogue entry for it. The student will study his/her selected object with its context and counterparts, while displaying an understanding of secondary literature.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Critical approach to sources, adequate knowledge in analyzing objects, and awareness of comparative literature.

Examination topics

Reading list

Barbara Karl, Treasury–Kunstkammer–Museum: Objects from the Islamic World in the Museum Collections of Vienna (Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2011).

Peter Noever, ed., GLOBAL:LAB. Kunst als Botschaft: Asien und Europa 1500–1700 / Art as a Message: Asia and Europe 1500–1700 (Wien: MAK; Hatje Cantz, 2009).

Avinoam Shalem, Islam Christianized: Islamic Portable Objects in the Medieval Church Treasuries of the Latin West (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1996).

Association in the course directory

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