Summer Master´s Practical Class: Creation of Visual Project

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307ESMPC exam 2 28 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English summer

Subject guarantor

Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Evgenii SMIRNOV, Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ


The subject is closely linked to other subjects of the Master's practice. Its task is to expand the student's expressive register both in the technical and especially in the content aspect of his/her own work. The listener learns to generalize and expand the reasons and sources of inspiration for his/her own work, to seek and develop connections with contemporary tendencies in the visual arts, to place his/her own work in a broader context, and to be aware of its historical context.

In the area of technical processing, the listener focuses on precise execution and adaptation. The course motivates the learner to work intensively, continuously, and in a focused manner, which includes orientation to the subject matter, definition and verbalization of the theme, choice of medium and its form, and realization of the work.

1 - introduction to the topic, specification of outcomes, principles of linking to the author's work or creating an artistic intention

2 - installation methods, basics of technical drawing, hanging systems, glass cutting, framing

3 - 4 - joint visit to basic realization workshops - woodworking, metalworking, sculpture workshops, screen printing, space printing, bookbinding

5 - interventions, alterations and modifications of the exhibition space - construction of auxiliary walls and partitions, installation in the space, placement of projectors and other equipment in the exhibition space

6 - presentation of the final results - installation in the space

Learning outcomes

The student is able to work independently with the experience from previous cycles of practice, develop this experience independently and apply it in the implementation and presentation of his/her own project. The student can approach his/her work in the sense of intensive, continuous and focused work.

Prerequisites and other requirements



Required reading:

It always depends on the designated topic of the practitioner. Recommended reading:

Cotter, Lucy, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Hatje-Cantz-Verlag. Reclaiming Artistic Research. Hate Cantz, 2019. Borgdorff, Henk, Peter Peters, and Trevor Pinch, eds. Dialogues between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies. Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Borgdorff, Henk. The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia. Amsterdam: Leiden University Press, 2012.

Schwab, Michael, ed. Transpositions: Aesthetic-Epistemic Operators in Artistic Research. Orpheus Institute Series. Leuven (Belgium): Leuven University Press, 2018.

Mersch, Dieter et al. Manifesto of Artistic Research. Diaphanes 2020.

Butt, Danny. Artistic Research in the Future Academy. Bristol, UK Chicago, USA: Intellect, 2017.

Schwab, Michael, and Henk Borgdorff, eds. The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2014.

Hannula, Mika, Juha Suoranta, and Tere Vadén. Artistic Research Methodology: Narrative, Power and the Public.

Critical Qualitative Research, Vol. 15. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

Szendy, Peter, and Jan Plug. The Supermarket of the Visible: Toward a General Economy of Images, 2019. 3970.

Bridle, James. New Dark Age: Technology, Knowledge and the End of the Future. London; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2018.

Evaluation methods and criteria

The course ends with a classified examination. The prerequisite for passing the course is regular participation in the seminar, continuous work on an original project that includes innovative and creative approaches to the topic. The examination takes the form of a joint consultation over the results achieved.



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

room 111
Room. No. 111

(Lažanský palác)

(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 12:20–17:00 Room. No. 111
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

The subject is a part of the following study plans