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080108 UE Being Refugee in the Visual Arts of the Second Republic (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 05.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 19.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 26.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 16.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 23.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 30.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 07.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 14.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 21.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 28.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 04.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 11.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 18.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07
Friday 25.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum 1 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Since its existence as central European national state, Austria has been a country of transit or refuge, especially in the course of the Second Republic: at the border to violent conflicts (1956, 1968, 1991-95), as a small, politically neutral pivot during the Cold War, on one side of the braking Iron Curtain (1989/90) and within a more an more globalised migration. Refugees came in more or less unexpected waves. They were accepted as victims of prosecution and rejected as “strangers”. Depending on the perspective of the phaenomena, the iconographies changed. The spatial, quantitative and cultural “transgression” could result in shocking or scandalising pictures, but could also evoke artistic sensitivities, new concepts of representations and brake open the national artistic discourse by intercultural views.

Together with Günther Oberhollenzer, Georg Traska curated the exhibition “Traces and Masks of Refugees” in Landesgalerie Niederösterreich (Krems, Sept. 2020 until Sept. 2021) with approx. 40 artistic positions, with a majority of artists who themselves experienced being refugees. The curatorial concept provides the starting point of the course. If Covid regulations allow the exhibition will be visited.

Considering the changing historical contexts of the Second Republic, the arts shall be analysed as to their specific potentialities to make visible certain phaenomena of forced migration and its biographical and mental elaborations, to critically reflect and deconstruct socio-political discourses.

The topics of the students’ presentations will be chosen according to the diverse strategies of representation, artistic genres and media. In addition, the historical phases of migration to and through Austria as well as the changing contexts of asylum and migration politics will be considered.

Assessment and permitted materials

The control of performance will be based on the following factors:
The control of performance will be based on the following factors:
1. Oral presentation of single topics and artistic works
2. Active participation in discussions
3. Paper based on the oral presentation including the discussions throughout the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- digital or physical presence in the course according to the general rules

Positive evaluation presupposes the accomplishment of the mentioned factors. On the condition of complete accomplishment the three elements will be considered accordingly:
- participation in discussion 25 %
- oral presentation 25 %
- paper 50 %

Examination topics

the art works dealt with in the course, historical and art historical contexts, and theoretical contextualisation

Reading list

Christian Bauer, Günther Oberhollenzer, Georg Traska (Hg.): Spuren und Masken der Flucht - Traces and Masks of Refugees (Katalog der gleichnamigen Ausstellung der Landesgalerie Niederösterreich), Wien 2020

Günther Bischof, Dirk Rupnow (Hg.): Migration in Austria (Contemporary Austrian Studies 26), Innsbruck/New Orleans 2017 (online: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1t89kvv)

Oliver Rathkolb, Gernot Heiss (Hg.): Asylland wider Willen. Flüchtlinge in Österreich im europäischen Kontext seit 1914, Wien 1995

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