Course: Photography and Contemporary Art

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Course title Photography and Contemporary Art
Course code KDT/806
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Thelenová Michaela, doc. Mgr.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The thematic block of Photography and contemporary art focuses on a detailed analysis of contemporary artistic trends, and on reflection of significant photographic approaches. These activities take place on both artistic and artistic-critical levels. A special attention is given to contextualization of Czech photography within European and world cultural space. Part of the course is cooperation with prestige Czech exhibition and collection institutions, and direct cooperation with professional periodicals - especially participation in editorial activities of the artistic revue Fotograf.
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study.
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
Exam Colloquium
Recommended literature
  • Anděl, J. Česká fotografie 1840-1950. KANT, 2004.
  • Barthes, R. Světlá komora. Agite Press, 2005.
  • Birgus, V.; Scheufler, P. Fotografie v českých zemích 1839-1999. Grada, 1999.
  • Birgus, V.; Vojtěchovký, M. Česká fotografie 90. let. KANT, 1998.
  • Birgus. V.; Vojtěchovský M. Jistoty a hledání v české fotografii 90. let. KANT, 1996.
  • Bolton, Richard (ed.). Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography. MIT Press, 1989.
  • Bourriaud, N. PostProduction. Tranzit Praha, 2004. ISBN 80-903452-0-4.
  • Cieslar, J. Kočky na Atalantě. AMU Praha, 2003.
  • Císař, K. (ed.). Co je to fotografie?. Hermann & synové, 2004.
  • Flusser, V. Do univerza technických obrazů. OSVU, 2001.
  • Flusser, V. Za filosofií fotografie. Praha, 1994.
  • Frizot, M. New History of Photography. Könemann, 1998.
  • Grosenicková, U. Ženy v umění 20. a 21. století. Taschen / Slovart, 2004.
  • Grygar, Š. Konceptuální umění a fotografie. AMU Praha, 2004.
  • Jones, A. The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader. Routledge London, 2003.
  • Kesner, L. Vizuální teorie. H + H Jinočany, 1997.
  • Lévy, Pierre. Kyberkultura. Karolinum, 2000.
  • Malá, O.; Srp, K. České umění v 90. letech. GHMP, 1998.
  • Marien, M. W. Photography. Prentice Hall, 2006.
  • Mlčoch, J.; Birgus, V. Akt v české fotografii. KANT, 2000.
  • Pachmanová, M. Věrnost v pohybu. OWP, 2001.
  • Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. Abaville Press, New York, 1989.
  • Silverio, R. Postmoderní fotografie. AMU Praha, 2007.
  • Sontagová, S. O fotografii. Paseka, 2002.
  • Švácha, R.; Platovská, M. (eds.). Dějiny českého výtvarného umění VI (1958-2000). Academia, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Art and Design Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -
Faculty of Art and Design Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -