DU2315 Art after 2000: Trends, Artists, Institutions and Theory

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Ladislav Kesner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Ladislav Kesner, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 K31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim of the lecture is to present the main trends and key figures of contemporary world art.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- identify and summarize important trends in contemporary world art;
- identify and characterize key figures;
- write an essay on a selected topic on contemporary art.
  • Overview of the main trends
  • Theories of contemporary art
  • Art and globalization
  • Institutions and exhibitions
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Installation
  • Photography
  • Video and the new media
  • Body art and performance
  • Czech art in the world context
    recommended literature
  • FOSTER, Hal. Umění po roce 1900 :modernismus, antimodernismus, postmodernismus. Translated by Josef Hrdlička - Irena Ellis - Jitka Sedláčková. Praha: Slovart, 2007. 704 s. ISBN 9788072099528
    not specified
  • BÜRGER, Peter. Teorie avantgardy ; Stárnutí moderny : stati o výtvarném umění. Edited by Peter Bürger, Translated by Václav Magid - Tomáš Dimter - Martin P. Vydání první. Praha: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště, 2015. 345 stran. ISBN 9788087108598. info
  • OSBORNE, Peter. Anywhere or not at all : philosophy of contemporary art. First published. London: Verso, 2013. v, 282. ISBN 9781781680940. info
  • ZABEL, Igor. Contemporary art theory. Edited by Igor Španjol. Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2012. 297 s. ISBN 9782840665731. info
  • SMITH, Terry. Contemporary art : world currents. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2011. 348 stran. ISBN 9781856697163. 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
  • BIRNBAUM, Daniel. Defining contemporary art. London: Phaidon, 2011. 480 pp. ISBN 978-0-7148-6209-5. info
  • STALLABRASS, Julian. Contemporary art : a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 154 s. ISBN 9780192806468. info
  • BOIS, Yve-Alain and Rosalind E. KRAUSS. Formless : a user's guide. New York: Zone Books, 1997. 296 s. ISBN 0942299442. info
  • KRAUSS, Rosalind E. The originality of the avant-garde and other modernist myths. 1st MIT Press pbk. ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1986. 307 s. ISBN 0262610469. info
Teaching methods
Lecture; visit of an exhibition; class discussion
Assessment methods
Final essay
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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