Mentor Workshop: Photography 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311MWP2 Z 5 15 hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 39 to 49 hours of self-study English summer

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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.

Course contents

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

  1. Reconstruction of the image, from still life to model and installation
  2. 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

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans