Studios of Department of Photography 1
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Hynek ALT, Markéta KINTEROVÁ, Rudolf PREKOP, Martin STECKER, Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ
Name of lecturer(s)
Hynek ALT, Markéta KINTEROVÁ, Rudolf PREKOP, Martin STECKER, Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ
The studio teaching is designed to cover all branches of contemporary photography and technical image use in specialized studios, with possible overlap into other fields of visual arts and use in related industries. The student is admitted to the specialised studio on the basis of his/her Master's project, which is part of the admission procedure and in which the student formulates his/her intentions for his/her original work within the Master's programme. On the basis of joint and individual consultations, he/she refines and develops his/her intentions. The studio lessons are usually prepared by the studio manager in semester cycles and include work on a common theme, which is covered in the joint part of the consultation, and which is supplemented by visits from guests who deal with the theme in their work. It is usually complemented by one or two special workshops that deepen knowledge and insight into the subject or broaden the overall overview. The second task of the work in the studio is the preparation and realization of an exhibition project, which is presented in the semester-long classes. In the exhibition project, the student concentrates on the realization of his/her own authorial intentions, and to improve the quality of the project, he/she uses all the means that the studio teaching allows - a large amount of time, regular consultations, a combination of individual and joint consultations, additional activities, individual suggestions for development - historical and contemporary overview, technical advice and references, which he/she uses not only in the realization of the work, but also in the explication, technical execution, innovation of adjustment and presentation and further application of his/her projects.
The teaching is complemented by joint activities in field trips, plein air workshops, visits to exhibitions or cultural institutions. Studio meetings and joint consultations are an integral part of the acceleration of learning, where experiences are exchanged and inspirational resources and suggestions are shared across the years, linking the Czech and English programmes.
Individual consultations are used to gain a deeper understanding and insight into one's own creative process, to formulate and refine goals and direction, to develop personally by engaging in the exhibition and cultural process within the school, other institutions working with young artists, and to create one's own projects and cultural platforms.
After the end of the semester, the student can change the specialised studio at his/her discretion. This is usually done by agreement or on the recommendation of the studio head.
The student has a choice of five studios in each semester, and always chooses one studio for that semester. These are the following studios: the Classical Photography Studio (headed by doc. Mgr. Martin Stecker), the Intermedia Studio (headed by doc. Mgr. Štěpánka Šimlová), the Documentary Photography Studio (headed by MgA. Markéta Kinterová, Ph.D.), the New Aesthetics Studio (headed by doc. MgA. Hynek Alt) and the Imaginative Photography Studio (headed by prof. Mgr. Rudolf Prekop).
Specifics - studio teaching 1: The student is admitted to a specialized studio on the basis of a master's project in which he/she formulates his/her intention for the beginning of the master's studies. The project does not take the form of a binding programme, but rather serves as indicative background information. It is further specified, developed or terminated in an agreed manner through consultation and the work itself, if it does not prove to be supportive of further work. In the creation of an exhibition project, the student is primarily concerned with the agreed scope, develops his conceptual and technical skills in an innovative way and expands his work.
The student is able to develop his/her intention of authorial creation, the student understands the process of preparation and realization of an exhibition project, which he/she is able to realize in practical terms.
Prerequisites and other requirements
The student is admitted to a specialized studio on the basis of a master's project in which he/she formulates his/her intention for the beginning of the master's studies. The project does not take the form of a binding programme, but rather serves as indicative background information. It is further specified, developed or terminated in an agreed manner through consultation and the work itself, if it does not prove to be supportive of further work. In the creation of an exhibition project, the student is primarily concerned with the agreed scope, develops his conceptual and technical skills in an innovative way and expands his work.
Alberro, Alexander - Norvell, Patricia (ed.): Recording Conceptual Art, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2001
Alberro, Alexander, Sabeth Buchmann: Art After Conceptual Art, MIT Press, Cambridge and London, 2006 Fried Michael: Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before, Yale University Press, New Haven 2008 Bourriaud, Nicolas: Postproduction, Prague: Tranzit, 2004
Bourriaud, Nicolas: Relational Aesthetics, Dijon: Les presses du réel, 2002
Cotton, Charlotte: The Photograph as Contemporary Art, London, Thames Hudson, 2004
Foster, Hal; Krauss, Rosalind; Bois, Yves-Alain; Buchloh, Benjamin H.D.: Art since 1900, London: Thames & Hudson, 2004
Michel Frizot: Nouvelle Histoire de la Photographie, Larousse-Bordas, Paris, 1996
Wall, Jeff: Selected Essays and Interviews, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2007
Wells, Liz. The Photography Reader, Routledge, London, 2003
Always depending on the studio and semester topic.
Evaluation methods and criteria
At the end of each semester, the student takes an examination, the form of which is determined by the head of the studio. Usually it is an assessment in the framework of a joint presentation. The evaluation takes into account intensive personal development within the artistic practice, the use and evaluation of all complementary activities, an active approach to studying, and the ability to reflect on one's own work.
Brief characteristics of individual studios:
Classical Photography Studio - focusing on a thorough knowledge of the methodology and procedures of historical techniques, which students further develop with an emphasis on experimentation and combination in contemporary subject matter
Documentary Photography Studio - students explore a wide range of documentary techniques in which they seek new ways of capturing and reflecting on current issues
Imaginative Photography Studio - focuses on the use and exploration of forms of footography, combining studio and outdoor work with experimental approaches
Intermedia Studio - explores the boundaries of photography and the technical image, engages other visual art media and focuses on working in the space between media
Atelier of New Aesthetics - deals with mapping the formulation of new trends and phenomena in photography and new media, with a focus on new modes of interpretation, representation and authorial strategies
Each studio creates an individual programme within its own schedule, which consists of creating a space for its own work, its reflection, joint and individual consultations and an accompanying programme (inviting guests, visiting exhibitions and institutions, participating in projects, exhibitions and self-presentations).
Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:
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Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Photography EN - Master - 2022 (required subject)