Artistic Project: Theoretical Introduction to the Theme 2
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Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
the theoretical introduction to the theme is a lecture/seminar accompanying artistic projects: it provides students with historical and theoretical background, typically in the form of commented reading
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
participation on the artistic/creative master projects
1st readings - presentations for 26th february:
christian - sculpture, photograph, book...
zuzana - the book the nation is waiting for...
jonas - twenty six gasoline stations...
evgenii - a spectre is leaving europe...
petr - a spectre is leaving europe...
matthew - photobook as object of memory...
carlos - beyond the exhibition
ivy - orphan pamuk...
richard - the eye of the lens
2nd readings - march 12
- finish your presentations (Carlos, Evgenij, Petr, Richard)
- discuss the exhibition/book The Family of Man and its criticism
study the book (there are copies in the library on reserve),
read its press releases (https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/2429)
and the following texts:
Roland Barthes, “The Great Family of Man” and “Myth Today” (in Mythologies, also available in Czech translation)
Susan Sontag, “America, Seen Through Photographs, Darkly” (in On Photography, also available in Czech translation)
Ariella Azoulay, The Family of Man (in The Human Snapshot)
Recommended or required reading
see also library, especially the 3-volume photobook history by parr & badger
Assessment methods and criteria
No schedule has been prepared for this course