VV_OSVU Questions of Contemporary Art

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PaedDr. Radek Horáček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PaedDr. Radek Horáček, Ph.D.
Department of Art - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: prof. PaedDr. Radek Horáček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Art - Faculty of Education
Mon 12:00–13:50 Scala
Interest in contemporary art
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
On the end of this course student can interpreted development of contemporary international and czech art in last periods and can the most important persons of contemporary art. The students know main galleries and their activities. Lectures are aimed at artistic, historical, aesthetic, psychological, anthropological and philosophical issues of art development in world art.
  • - action art - art museums - international art exhibitions - painting between generations - geometry and minimal today - concept - performance art - site specific - actually art activities Every lecture is some thematic discussion field with many questions in relationship to book Art without Revolutions? (Radek Horáček, 2015). This book and this lectures brings selective summary of the history of art in the second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21th century. Apart from selected eras, artist and trends, contains the lectures information about the role of international exhibitions, art fair, museums, galleries and awards.
    required literature
  • HORÁČEK, Radek. Umění bez revolucí? Proměny soudobého výtvarného umění (Art without Revolutions? Changes in Contemporary Art). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita; Barrister a Principal, 2015. 279 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-8102-4. info
  • GOMPERTZ, Will. Na co se to vlastně díváme? : 150 let moderního umění v cuku letu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2014. 323 s. ISBN 9788074223006. info
    recommended literature
  • LARSEN, Lars Bang. Art at the turn of the millennium. Edited by Uta Grosenick - Burkhard Riemschneider. Köln: Taschen, 1999. 575 s. ISBN 3822871958. 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
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
written examen
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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