VVm035 Selected Art Themes of 20th and 21st century

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
prof. PaedDr. Radek Horáček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. MgA. Ondřej Navrátil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PaedDr. Radek Horáček, Ph.D.
Department of Art - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. et Mgr. Jana Nedomová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Art - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VVm035/01: Mon 15:00–16:50 učebna 15, O. Navrátil
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to get acquainted with current and recent artistic tendencies, especially with those that touch on more general social themes. The course complements and develops the basic overview of the art of the time, while at the same time it opens questions that are important also in terms of education and education.
Learning outcomes
Students will understand selected topics of contemporary art and are able to explain them.
Students interpret selected works.
The student is able to appropriately didactically transform the knowledge of art history and other disciplines for the needs of specific teaching practice.
  • Art and politics (autonomy and political activation of art, art and feminism, sexual identity, anti-war movement, anti-globalization movement, ...).
  • Exoticism, colonialism and postcolonialism in art (modernist reception, cultural dominance, art of East and West).
  • Art and environmental issues (green art from the 1960s, land art, bio art, eco art).
  • Participative and collaborative aspects in contemporary art (cooperation art, educational turnover, ...).
  • Digital society and art (from the new tool to user strategies, net art, postinternet ...).
  • Past and future (historiographical turnover, archive impulse).
    recommended literature
  • Art and politics :a small history of art for social change since 1945. Edited by Claudia Mesch. 1 online r. ISBN 9781848851108. info
  • A companion to digital art. Edited by Christiane Paul. First published. Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2016. xviii, 608. ISBN 9781118475201. info
  • DEMOS, T. J. Decolonizing nature : contemporary art and the politics of ecology. Berlin: Sternberg press, 2016. 296 stran. ISBN 9783956790942. info
  • FOWKES, Maja. The Green Bloc. Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism. Central European University, 2015. info
  • FOWKES, Maja. The Green Bloc. Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism. Central European University, 2015. info
  • FOSTER, Hal, Rosalind E. KRAUSS, Yve-Alain BOIS, B. H. D. BUCHLOH and David JOSELIT. Umění po roce 1900 : modernismus, antimodernismus, postmodernismus. Translated by Josef Hrdlička - Irena Ellis - Jitka Sedláčková - Jana Hlávko. Druhé, rozšířené vydán. V Praze: Slovart, 2015. 816 stran. ISBN 9788073919757. info
  • Někdy v sukni : umění 90. let. Edited by Pavlína Morganová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Galerie hlavního města Prahy, 2014. 302 s. ISBN 9788070109953. info
  • ZÁLEŠÁK, Jan. Minulá budoucnost. tranzit.cz, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 2013. 128 pp. ISBN 978-80-214-4794-3. info
  • České umění 1980-2010 : texty a dokumenty. Edited by Jiří Ševčík - Pavlína Morganová - Terezie Nekvindová - Dagmar. Vydání první. Praha: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště, 2011. 980 stran. ISBN 9788087108277. info
  • ZÁLEŠÁK, Jan. Umění spolupráce (The Art of Collaboration). Praha - Brno: Akademie výtvarných umění - Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 292 pp. Edice VVP AVU sv. 4. ISBN 978-80-210-5707-4. URL info
  • PAUL, Christiane. Digital art. Rev. and expanded ed. London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. 256 s. ISBN 9780500203989. info
  • Land and environmental art. Edited by Brian Wallis - Jeffrey Kastner. New York: Phaidon Press, 2005. 304 p. ISBN 0714835145. info
  • POSPISZYL, Tomáš. Srovnávací studie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Fra, 2005. 179 s. ISBN 808660327X. info
  • GABLIK, Suzi. Selhala moderna? Translated by S. M. Blumfeld. Vyd. 1. V Olomouci: Votobia, 1995. 157 s. ISBN 8085885204. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, homework
Assessment methods
Written test (5 questions scored 25 points, 15 points successfully). Analysis of the given topic and its presentation in the classroom (individual and group work).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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