Course: Photography and Modern Art I

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Course title Photography and Modern Art I
Course code KFO/562
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course Each academic year
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kolečková Zdena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Sýkorová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The seminar represents a discussion forum reflecting the position of the photography in contemporary visual art, events on Czech artistic scene, as well as the local social-cultural context. Generally, the seminar covers the period between the 1990's and 2010's, which is characteristic for entrance of so-called new media, transdisciplinarity, and multiculturalism connected with the ongoing globalization and deepening civilization and religious divergences often leading to a disharmonic social-political situation. Reflection of these trends is concurrently examined and documented on development of a) Western culture (decomposition of the sovereign position of the Euro-American cultural frame) b) Visual culture of Central and Eastern Europe, including examination of the Czech context c) The coming generation of Asian, African, and Latin American artists
The student is capable of a deeper analysis of the Czech contemporary visual art in the context of the established scenes in the West after 1980. They have a notion of the discursive and institutional transformations on the art scene with an emphasis on photography and new media. The student is able to characterize artistic forms and representatives of the period. The student can write a scholarly text on a given topic and is able to compile a scholarly topic in the form of an oral presentation.
Prerequisites
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Essay
Recommended literature
  • Barthes, R. Svetlá komora. Archa, Bratislava, 1994.
  • Bouriaud, N. Postprodukce. Tranzit, 2004.
  • Brown, J. K. Making Culture Visible. Routledge, 2005.
  • Císař, K. Co je to fotografie?. Herrmann a synové, 2004.
  • Flusser, V. Do univerza technických obrazů. OSVU, 2001.
  • Flusser, V. Komunikológia. Bratislava, 2002.
  • Flusser, V. Za filosofií fotografie. Praha, 1994.
  • McLuhan, M. Člověk, média a elektronická kultura. JOTA, 1996.
  • Sontagová, S. O fotografii. Praha - Litomyšl, 2002.


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 Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter