Course: Principles of Modern Art 2

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Course title Principles of Modern Art 2
Course code KDA/ZMU2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Vlček Tomáš, prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Hojda Ondřej, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Completion of the chronology of modern art. Relationship between modern and post-modern art (e.g. the birth of a post-modern philosophy from the spirit of modern art - see Wolfgang Welsch). The theory of postmodernism. Threshold effects at the borderline between modern and post-modern art (e.g. Fluxus). New technological possibilities and the considerations associated with them (video, virtual reality, etc., from Num June Paik onwards). Reflections on the general commodification of art and possible strategy for its utilisation or resistance to it (e.g. Stefan Sagmeister and "design of art" vs. RTMark).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Observation, Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is a follow-up of the previous term. It deals with the issue interpretation and context of modern and contemporary art, including the ways and reasons of different interpretations, evaluation, and classification. The topic of modern art is taught up to the post-modern finish. The students should learn about schools of art, principles, procedures and the most significant artists in both cycles (ZMU1 ZMU2). They should also learn that the definition and classification of the latter is a result of a specific conceptual work and social and cultural practice.
To develop the ability of reflection and contextual thinking. To grasp knowledge of relations of visual art and architecture of that period of time.
Prerequisites
Unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of artistic and creative activities

Examination: written test
Recommended literature
  • Badiou, A. What is People?. New York Colubia University Press, 2016.
  • Didi-Huberman, G. Was wir sehen blick uns an. Mnichov DERS, 1999.
  • Dreyfus, H. L. Michel Foucault. Praha, 2002.
  • Gombrich, E. H. The Uses of Images. London Phaidon, 2006.
  • Gombrich, E. The Image and the Eye. Oxford, 1986.
  • Svatoňová, K. Mizení. Praha Karolinum, 2018.
  • Veyne, P. Foucault, jeho myšlení, jeho osobnost. Praha Filosofia, 2015.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Visual Communication (20) Category: Art and applied art 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Architecture (1) Category: Architecture 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Environmental Design (20) Category: Art and applied art 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer