Pool 7: Art & Painting 

Nummer und TypMFA-MFA-Po00.21H.007 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungMaximiliane Baumgartner
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 12
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
ZielgruppenMA Fine Arts students
Open for exchange students
Lernziele / Kompetenzen• Critical approaches to painting against the backdrop of artistic research
• Critical methods for spatial observations and image reading
• Performative painterly strategies for questioning historical urban contexts and contested histories beyond canonical narratives
InhalteIn the seminar, painting will be conceived as an expanded field of action and spatial practice. Involving means of reportage drawing, painting will be used as a medium of knowledge production whose functions go beyond the merely documentary. In practical experiments for spatial perception, which refer to methods of a critical pedagogy and arts education, as well as to approaches of queer geographies, we will performatively question urban space. Here, performative painterly strategies are explored to research historical urban contexts and contested histories beyond canonical narratives.

Thereby the following questions will be negotiated: How can urban spaces be critically observed through the spaces of images? How can techniques of viewing beyond hegemonic exclusions be jointly developed through observation and research in drawing? What role do our own bodies play in this? How are territorial spatial structures constituted that produce social in- and exclusions and solidify binaries?

How can these be shown and thereby possibly deconstructed in drawings and paintings?
What functions and roles can painting assume in an intermedial context if it is considered a critical visual practice in the public urban field?

Please bring drawing materials and sketchbooks.

About the lecturer:

Maximiliane Baumgartner is an artist and pedagogue, based in Düsseldorf.
Through her interest in (counter) public spheres and their historical contexts within urban space, she develops artistic fields of action and research-related series of works in the medium of painting. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunstverein Munich (2021), Stadtgalerie Bern and Gallery Max Mayer, Düsseldorf (2019).
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out during the course.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

CW 03: 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 January
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