Curatorship and Exhibition Seminar

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
373SKV Z 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

To introduce the history and basic theory of exhibiting graphic arts, including photography, video and other forms of the moving image.

To discuss current exhibition treatments visited during excursions.

To point out possible technical procedures used in exhibiting.

To prepare students in working with individual elements of an exhibit presentation.

Mode of study

Visits to priorly determined exhibitions accompanied by the instructor and exhibition curator

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

Course contents

Hisotry of exhibiting from the French Salon to modernity in a nutshell.

An exhibition as a means of independent expression.

Minimalism and its influence on the understanding of exhibition design.

Conceptual art and manners of exhibition

Harald Szeemann as a model curator

New Media in a gallery

Curation and ethics.

Recommended or required reading

Nicholas Bourriard (2001): Postprodukce, Kosmas

Lucy Steeds (2015): Exhibition (Documents of Contemporary Art),Whitechapel

Hans Ulrich Obrist (2015): Ways of Curating, Penguin

Paul O`neill, Lucy Steeds , Mick Wilson (2017): How Institutions Think: Between Contemporary Art and Curatorial Discourse, The MIT Press

Lenka Sýkorová: Nezávislé kurátorství ve volném čase

Romana Veselá ed: Pozice kurátor

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral presentation:

Part of the grade is a short oral presentation (10 min.), the topic for the final paper is chosen by the student. The presentation will be given to the rest of the class in the final two weeks of the Summer semester and must include a visual part (ex: PowerPoint presentation)

Exhibition list:

Part of the course is a list of exhibitions for recording a short list and review of those exhibitions and projects visited (5 to 10 sentences) which is to be submitted by 23. May.

Written task - final essay

The final essay must be related to a topic or issue discussed at exhibition visits. It is essential that the text demonstrate the ability to contextualize artistic work, the exhibition and curator's concept which the student was familiarized with during the semester. The essay must have at least 5500 characters - max. 9000 characters, bibliography and references.

Student may consult about their topic and basis for the first version of the text before submission for grading. The close for the topic selection will be at the endo of April.


The weekly program may change. Please, check the course location each week. The syllabus, topic list and reading can be found on KOS and GoogleDrive -

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 428
Room No. 428

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 12:20–13:55 Hana JANEČKOVÁ Room No. 428
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans