Art, theory and photography in 21st century 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307UTAF2 ZK 2 2T English, Czech summer

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Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

On satisfactory completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

Mode of study

seminar sessions, reading, writting, alternatively exhibition visits

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Course contents

Specific topics and problems:

Recommended or required reading

Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment?

Michel Foucault, What is Enlightenment?

Adorno, Horkheimer, Dialectics of Enlightenment

Vilém Flusser, Into the Universe of Technical images

Vilém Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Rosalind Krauss, Notes on the Index: Seventies Art in America

Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism

Václav Magid, texts in exhibition series Conditions of impossibility

Václav Janoščík, Objekt

Václav Janoščík, Lukáš Likavčan, Jiří Růžička, Mysl v terénu

Nicolas Bourriaud, Esthétique Relationnelle

Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects

Franco Bifo Berardi, Uprising, on Finance and Poetry

Tiqqun, Raw materials for a theory of young girl

Other Authors used during seminar:

W.G.F. Hegel, Brian O‘Doherty, TJ. Demos, Ray Brassier, Eugene Thacker, Alain Badiou, Fridrich Nietzsche, Slavoj Žižek, The Invisible Comitte, C.S. Peirce, Jacques Lacan

Assessment methods and criteria

Active attenadance

Midterm paper

Final Essay


Václav Janoščík (1985) is pedagogue, theorist and curator currently teaching at Academy of fine Arts, Film and TV school, and Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He edited several volumes on problems of contemporary thinking ranging from new materialism, speculative realism, acceleration, future studies and media theory (Object, 2015; Reinventing Horizons, 2016; Mind in Terrain, 2018). His newest project is a book Nonsleeping (2018).

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

room 112
Room No. 112

(Lažanský palác)
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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 11:30–13:05 Václav JANOŠČÍK Room No. 112
Lažanský palác
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