Theorie VFO: Photography's Popular Cultures 

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Nummer und TypBMK-BMK-16F-ThFO-01.16F.001 / Moduldurchführung
ModulTheorie VFO: Foto Theorie-Geschichte 
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungLeitung: Witold Kanicki und Jörg Scheller
Anzahl Teilnehmende10 - 20
ECTS4 Credits
VoraussetzungenHauptstudium DKM/BMK
LehrformVorlesungen, Seminar
ZielgruppenStudierende Hauptstudium Vertiefung Fotografie und Studierende anderer Vertiefungen mit Interesse an Geschichte und Theorie der Fotografie
Lernziele / KompetenzenKenntnisse der Zusammenhänge zwischen Photographie und Populärkultur seit dem 19. Jahrhundert; Wechselwirkungen zwischen Photographie, Populärkultur und zeitgenössischer Kunst
InhalteThe seminar "Photography's popular cultures" continues the photo history and theory section of "Welcome to the Jungle" in the advanced study period. This semester, the emphasis is on photography's relationships with popular culture. Since the first decades of photography?s existence, the medium has been situated in a democratic context, attracting crowds of people from all strata of society. The enormous and omnipresent interest in the then new medium can be observed in family portraits and the domestic use of automatic pictures, but also in peripheries of material culture such as photographic jewellery or altars. Photographic rites within the institution of the family became pivotal for contemporary artists and art historians who explore different spaces of intimacy (e.g. Timm Starl, Peter Galassi, Charlotte Cotton). Moreover, private and amateur photography have raised questions about the technical changes and aesthetics involved in it e.g. with respect to the emergence of colour photography (William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld) and instant techniques (Polaroid, etc.). Finally, two important areas of popular culture strongly associated with photography are press and advertisement. These wide-ranging issues will be discussed on the basis of examples from the entire history of photography with a specific focus on photo artists who interpret(ed) popular, private and commercial photography in their respective works (e.g. Dan Graham in "Homes for America", Richard Prince in "Cowboys" or "Celebrities", Aneta Grzeszykowska in "Album", Gillian Wearing in "Album", plus various projects by David LaChapelle, Pierre et Gilles, Jeff Wall, Wolfgang Tillmans). Students will be asked to participate in discussions, read selected texts and present them in the form of 20 minutes powerpoint presentations. Additional group-work, portfolio discussions and excursions are planned for the afternoons.
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out before the seminar
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungAktive Mitarbeit, Kurzreferate, 80% Anwesenheit
TermineBlockwoche II, 18.-22. April, 9:15 bis 17 Uhr
Dauer1 Semester
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BemerkungUnterrichtssprache: Englisch
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