Pool 7: Art & Painting 

Nummer und TypMFA-MFA-Po00.22F.007 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungPascal Sidler
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 14
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
LehrformSeminar
Zielgruppen* MA Fine Arts students only
* Open for exchange students
Lernziele / Kompetenzen
  • Meet artists directly in their studios and gain insight into various painting processes and local networks
  • Develop a critical understanding of current topics and discourses in the expanded field of painting and contextualize your own position within
  • Discover important catalogues, publications and works by artists and critics
InhalteIn this seminar we investigate how painting can be approached and where its relevant qualities are situated today. We visit artists in their studios and discuss various analog and digital techniques and strategies in their painting process. With these encounters we discover different understandings of painting and get in touch with local artists involved in different networks and communities. Additionally, we explore in our field trips art in public and current exhibitions dealing with topics of painting.

Throughout the seminar we discuss and discover in different formats recent publications, catalogues, texts and works by contemporary artists and critics such as Jana Euler, Avery Singer, Isabelle Graw, Merlin Carpenter, David Joselit, Laura Owens etc. On top we also explore video-based works by artists that are mainly known for their painting practices.

We extend our vocabulary of contemporary painting with both our practical proximity and theoretical investigations. We gain different perspectives to reflect our own positions and attitudes within this vivid and everchanging field and seek for new possible languages.


About the lecturer:

Pascal Sidler is an artist, currently working as a teaching assistant at the MA Fine Arts. His paintings are often based on photographs from everyday life, which currently undertake various ways of digital and analog transformations. His work has been shown in various exhibitions, including “European Southern Observatory” at Hamlet in Zürich, 2019. He received the Grant of the Canton of Zürich in 2021/2013 and the Grant of the City of Zürich in 2019. www.pascalsidler.ch
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out before or during the course.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock

CW 15: 14 April
CW 16: 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 April
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