Theory: Art Histories: Art & Social Art Practices (gLV) 

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Nummer und TypBFA-BFA-Th.22F.007 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungMarcel Bleuler, Elke Bippus
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 14
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
ZielgruppenBA Fine Arts students
Open for exchange students

Interested BA students of other study programmes can register from 01 to 20 February 2022 by ClickEnroll;

Interested MA students write an email between 01 to 20 February 2022 to:
We will inform you by e-mail in CW 8 whether participation is possible.
Applications before 01 February 2022 will not be accepted.
Lernziele / Kompetenzen
  • Basic knowledge of the theoretical-historical discourses and references of Social Art
  • Practical examples and concrete approaches that can be connected to one’s own artistic practice
  • Development and presentation of thematic aspects in the group
InhalteThe field of Social Art encompasses works that involve themselves in existing social contexts in a variety of ways and that build collaborative structures. Criticalanalytical confrontations with discriminatory structures, or relations of inequality, are often in the foreground, as well as the goal of bringing about social change. The module approaches the facets of social art from both a theoretical-historical and from a practice-oriented perspective. In doing so, we focus on three dimensions that are particularly formative for the field. Using the terms social, research and action, we investigate the implications and potentials that arise when artists work in the social space. We discuss methods and challenges of social analysis, of taking action and of making visible. Module participants are invited to apply insights from these discussions to their own artistic practice and to develop individual approaches over the course of the week.

The seminar is not suitable for students who have already attended it in HS 21/22.

Marcel Bleuler (PhD, *1980) works at the interface of curatorial practice and art historical research. He studied art history at the University of Zurich and fine arts at the ZHdK. In 2013 he received his doctorate with a focus on performance and media studies at the University of Berne. He was Visiting Fellow at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University (2011/2012). In Spring 2021 he got appointed as new head of the PhD program in Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Elke Bippus (*1963) is Professor of Art Theory and History. Main areas of research: Modern and contemporary art, theories of image and representation, performance, performativity, artistic production and procedures, art as epistemic practice, feminist theory, politics of the aesthetic.
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out during the course
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 09:15 - 17:00 o'clock

CW 16: 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 April
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