AR-469 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Gerke Stefanie

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Using the recurring international art show Documenta as a framework, this course will critically examine and contextualize relevant artworks, topics and media that have shaped the second half of the 20th century and continue to do so today.

Content

Keywords

contemporary art

contemporary culture

Documenta

creative processes

site specificity

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Argue the relevance of contemporary art to our understanding of social complexities.
  • Contextualise artistic currents since the 1950s.
  • Interpret individual artworks discussed in class.
  • Assess / Evaluate the background, structure and outcome of various creative processes.
  • Identify relevant topics and media in art since the 1950€™s.

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Weekly two hour lectures, including bibliography for further reading. Reflective questions. One on one office hours (online) for clarification purposes as well as the supervision of written essays.

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Seismography - art since the 1950s at Documenta
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Seismography - art since the 1950s at Documenta
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22