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PROGRAMME 2004

ART WITHIN WALLS:

THE EXHIBITION OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART

In the twentieth century exhibitions have become increasingly important in the shaping of our understanding of art. The course will examine the interaction between art and the institutional context in which it is displayed and presented to the public from the beginning of the century to the present day in Europe and America. You will gain knowledge of a variety of display strategies and their implications. They will range from exhibitions organised by artists themselves to the emergence of the typical modern art museum installation and the rise of international shows under the aegis of one curator. Although you will become familiar with some of the best known artists of the century, the aim of the course is to consider them in the historical context which gave rise to their fame.

Springterm:

THE MAKING OF A TRADITION: MODERNISM

Week 1. - Introduction

- Traditions of Installations

Week 2. - 0,10 Petrograd 1915

    - Kasimir Malevich

    Week 3. - Abstract Cabinet, Hanover 1927 and 1928

    - El Lissitzky

    Week 4. - Exhibition of Degenerate Art, Munich 1937

    - ‘The Great German Art Exhibition’, Munich 1937

    Week 5. - Museum of Modern Art, New York (1929 -)

    - 1936 Exhibitions: ‘Cubism and Abstract Art’ and ‘Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism’

    Week 6. Reading Week

    Week 7. - The Independent Group and Situation Exhibitions, London

    - Richard Hamilton

    THE TRADITION IN QUESTION: FROM OBJECTS TO SITUATIONS

    Week 8. - American Pop Art (‘New Realists’, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1966, Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell Soup Cans’ at Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, 1962, ‘Andy Warhol’ at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1971)

    - Andy Warhol

    Week 9. - `Primary Structures', New York, 1966

    - Robert Morris

    Week 10. - Institutional Critique (1966-)

    - Michael Asher and Christo/Jeanne-Claude

    Summerterm:

    CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS/MUSEUMS:

    Week 1. - Your Choice

    - Introduce a contemporary artist

    Week 2. - The Museum of the Future ?

    Week 3. - Revision