Contemporary Art and Appreciation I

Course Code: 
ARTM 301
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
To provide students with the full knowledge of contemporary art, To make students have a deep understanding of the rules of the art emerged after the 1950s, To make students familiar with the vocabulary of modern and contemporary art.
Course Content: 

Although “contemporary art” phrase points out to current artistic production in the art history discipline, it suggests a specific period of artistic practice starting in the 1960s and continuing today.  It is characterized by a break from the dominant Western cultural model, looking for inspiration in everyday and popular culture.  More specifically, it indicates a rejection of traditional modernistic artistic media in favor of a more collaborative, ephemeral, and multimedia approach that further blurs the boundaries between high and mass culture.  In its subject matter, this art also tends to reflect a shift away from purely aesthetic issues to more socially oriented concerns. This course will survey contemporary art, starting with the 1960s and concluding in 2010. 

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing B: Assignment C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Understanding the emerging art just after the WWII. , , , , , ,   , ,  
2) Exploring the difference between modern and contemporary art. , , , , , , , ,
3) Investigating the shifts occurred from aesthetic concerns towards socially driven ones. , , , , , , , ,

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to the course.  
2 A discussion of modern and contemporary art.  
3 Discussion on the Avant-Garde.  
4 Modernism in the sixties, Cold War’s ideological battle and the New York arts scene.  
5 Asger Jorn, Cobra and the Situationist International.  
6 Popular culture and the emergence of Pop in Britain and the States.  
7 Midterm.  
8 From Joseph Beuys to Yoko Ono: Fluxus in the 1970s.  
9 Installation art and blurring the boundaries.  
10 Feminist intervention in the 1970s and 1980s.  
11 Midterm.  
12 Public art: the city of people and the transformation of consumption I.  
13 Public art: the city of people and the transformation of consumption II.  
14 Makeup exam.  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook  
Additional Resources
  1. (Ed) Gill Perry and Paul Wood, 2004, Themes in Contemporary Art. Milton Keynes: Open Univ.
  2. Brooks Adams, Sensation:Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, 1998, London: Thames and Hudson.
  3. Hans Belting, Global Studies: Mapping Contemporary Art, 2012. Hatje Cantz Publishing.
  4. Belting, Hans, The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds, 2013. The MIT Press.

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 20
Quizzes 1 20
Assignment 1 60
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To educate students as an Arts and Cultural Manager with an interdiciplinary outlook.         x
2 To gain expertise in Visiual and Performance Arts in detail.         X
3 To teach students the main actors in art and cultural sector.         X
4 To educate students in order to make them aware of the close relationship between artist, art work, critic and art collector.          X
5 To teach students basics of business administration in relation to the cultural sector.       X  
6 To instruct students to evaluate the importance of team work and co-operation.         X
7 To give them essential knowledge about the work of cultural professionals (those who work for museums, art institutions, festivals, and so on) and possible pitfalls they can face.         X
8 To make students followers of international art.         X
9 To enable them to pinpoint the issues in their area of expertise and give them essential tools to solve problems.         X
10 To make them able to plan and put in practice their projects collectively.         X
11 To give students professional tools to evaluate all the facts in art and culture area.       X  
12 To teach them how to use PR and publicity tools in their job.       X  
13 To teach students methodology, documentation and archiving.        x  
14 To make students aware of necessary level of legal knowledge in order to make contracts.   X      
15 To equip students with the basic knowledge of accounting.  x        

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Mid-terms (first exam, second report presentation) 2 15 30
Assignment 3 3 9
Quize 1 25 25
Final examination      
Total Work Load     148
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     6