Winter Master´s Practical Class: Author´s Research and Analysis

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EWMP exam 2 24 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Evgenii SMIRNOV, Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ


The course takes the form of a seminar and joint consultations on a specified topic. The second topic of the Master's Practicum is usually determined by a conference that takes place in mid-November. These include topics such as paratexts of photography, time preservation, creative misuse of technology, the atomic anthropocene, etc. Listeners work with a topic for which they are given a fairly extensive theoretical foundation, which is supplemented by the work of specific artists, projects that transcend the disciplines of the visual arts. Listeners learn to search, analyze and develop sources of inspiration in the field of expressive tendencies and the work of their predecessors. The course is closely linked to other MA practice courses and may be supplemented by a visit to a specialist institution.

1 participation in a conference

2 - joint presentation - reflection on conference papers - paper, presentation

3 - own research and analysis of the topic - original extension of the approach to the topic, own inspirational sources

04-05 seminar - discussion of the extension of the topic and its application in the visual arts

06 - collaborative presentation of the beginning of the author's research based on visual examples and a paper Learning outcomes: the student will be able to search, analyze and develop inspirational sources for his/her own work; in this semester he/she will further learn to use research-oriented conferences as a source of inspiration and theoretical and methodological anchoring for his/her own work.

Learning outcomes

The student will be able to search, analyze and develop inspirational sources of his/her own work, in this semester he/she will also learn to use research-oriented conferences as a source of inspiration and theoretical-methodological anchoring of his/her own work.

Prerequisites and other requirements



Required reading:

It always depends on the designated topic of the practitioner.

Study support for the course Winter Master's Practicum.

Recommended readings:

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.

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 completing the course is regular participation in the seminar, preparation and presentation of the required thematic presentations or papers, (unless otherwise specified) one thematic presentation at the beginning of the thematic cycle and one presentation supplemented by a written report of 2-3 standard pages, which is also the basis for the explication of the project. The examination takes the form of a joint consultation on the results achieved.



Schedule for winter 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 Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ
Room. No. 111
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans