Mentor Workshop: Photography 2
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of this course is to encourage the creative abilities of students with a focus on conceptual work.
For students to keep a critical distance from one?s own work that results in its classification within a wider context. To work in the context of contemporary art without limiting factors.
Mode of study
Lecture and seminar
Prerequisites and co-requisites
DSLR camera equipment.
Continuous work during the semester.
This course focuses on reflection of the medium photography itself as well as on creative process in art and photography. All parts of the assignment provide sufficient space for the student?s own creativity. The course explores design of the photographic image, modernistic and conceptual approaches in visual art and photography.
Recommended or required reading
List of Recommended Literature:
Alberro, Alexander - Norvell, Patricia (ed.): Recording Conceptual Art, Berkeley, Los Angeles a London: University of California Press, 2001
Alberro, Alexander, Sabeth Buchmann: Art After Conceptual Art, MIT Press,
Cambridge and London, 2006
Arnheim Rudolf. Art and Visual Perception, University of California Press, London 1997
Berger John. Ways of Seeing. Penguin Books 1972
Bourriaud, Nicolas: Relational Aesthetics, Dijon: Les presses du réel, 2002
Fried Michael: Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before, Yale University Press, New Haven 2008
Foster, Hall (ed): Postmodern Culture, London: Pluto Press, 1990
Foster, Hall ? Krauss, Rosalind ? Bois, Yve-Alain ? Buchloh, Benjamin H.D.:
Frizot, Michel: A new history of photography, Konemann, Cologne, 1999
Gombrich E. H., Art and Illusion, Princeton University Press 2000 Princetown and Oxford
Hoy, Anne H.: Fabrications: Staged, Altered and appropriated Photographs, Abeville Press, New York 1987
Marien, Mary, Warner: Photography: a cultural history, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2014
Wall, Jeff: Selected Essays and Interviews, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2007
Wells, Liz: The Photography Reader, Routledge, London, 2003
Wells, Liz: The Photography: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, London, 2009
Assessment methods and criteria
Satisfactory attendance, submitting the main exercise on time after thorough elaborating.
Spring semester assignments
- Reconstruction of the image, from still life to model and installation
- Series of photographs as an individual interpretation of the theme (not mere illustration). Emphasis is put on the ability to come up with an innovative solution to the given assignment. Conceptual work is recommended. A written explanation must be handed in prior to starting with the assignment
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Academy Preparation Program - Photography (qualification subject)