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Bachelor 2020/2021

Modern Art and Ideas

Type: Compulsory course (Cultural Studies)
Area of studies: Cultural Studies
When: 4 year, 1 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course examines general tendencies in modern and contemporary art. It also draws a picture of specific role of modern and contemporary art in culture, society and everyday life. This discipline is based on MOOC "Modern Art & Ideas", created MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) via CourseEra. (link - https://www.coursera.org/learn/modern-art-ideas)
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. You will look at art through a variety of themes: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. Each video lecture connects works of art from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection to the theme. You will hear audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators and learn more about selected works in the additional readings and resources.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Throughout this course you will discover how artists represent place and take inspiration from their environment, create works of art to express, explore, and question identity.
  • You will learn how artists use everyday objects to challenge assumptions about what constitutes a work of art and how it should be made and respond to the social, cultural, and political issues of their time through works of art.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Modern Art & Ideas
    This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Over the next five weeks, you will look at art through a variety of themes: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. Each week kicks off with a video that connects works of art from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection to the theme. You will hear audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators and learn more about selected works in the additional readings and resources.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Online-course grade
  • non-blocking interview with academic supervisor
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.3 * interview with academic supervisor + 0.7 * Online-course grade
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Jordan, S. L. (2018). ARH 141 Introduction to the History of Modern Art. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.D356E4E9

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Huysmans, J.-K., & King, B. (2019). Modern Art. Cambs: Dedalus. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2031751