Winter Master´s Practical Class: Creation of Visual Project

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EWMPC 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 builds on the theoretical topic presented during the conference. The listener learns to apply themes that are not clearly related to his/her work, to navigate them and to use them as sources of inspiration for his/her own work. The course focuses on the communication of the project and related aspects of the work such as the title, artist's statement, supplementary text, mind map, conceptual scheme, etc.

In the area of technical processing, the student focuses on completing and facilitating communication with the viewer, or creating a form of understandable conceptual projects that are further used for communication with the curator or institutions.

1 - joint discussion - introduction to the topic - feedback from the conference, individual presentation of themes

2 - seminar, joint consultation - use of presentation form (title, headline, annotation - statement, additional text, visual appendix, graphic design)

3 - seminar, joint consultation - presentation of the research - the role of the project title as a communication tool

4 - joint consultation - work in process

5 - joint consultation process work - dealing with communication tools - title, supplementary text, diagram, etc.

6 - presentation of the final form of the project

Learning outcomes

The student deepens his/her knowledge of expressive means, technical and content aspects that can be applied in his/her own work. The student can independently place his/her own work in a broader historical and artistic context.

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.

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. Emphasis is placed on incorporating feedbacks from the past practitioner and adhering to the project timeline in terms of, ideation, implementation, adjustment. The examination is conducted in the form of a joint consultation over 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