COURSE UNIT TITLE

: PUBLIC SPACE AND CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICES

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
STA 5070 PUBLIC SPACE AND CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICES ELECTIVE 2 2 0 9

Offered By

Art and Design

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TUĞCAN GÜLER

Offered to

Art and Design

Course Objective

In this class which discusses the relationship between artworks and the space they are exhibited in; the process of the spreading of art in public spaces is examined, together with an explanation of the concept of "public sphere", by means of a discussion of gallery spaces as white cubes and the meaning and the necessity of institutionalisations such as museums.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Definition of public sphere and discussions on it.
2   The function of galleries and museums as art institutions in contemporary art.
3   Exhibition of works in the public sphere and discussion on the subject via samples.
4   Art processes following Dada and Marcel Duchamp.
5   Performance, Happening, Land Art, Body Art, Feminist Art, Earth Art, Arte Povera, Action, Relationship of art objects/sculptures with the environment and the society.
6   Biennials as international activities that utilize the city and public areas.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Discussion on public sphere and its definition.
2 The function of galleries and museums as art institutions in contemporary art.
3 Exhibition of works in public sphere and discussions on samples of artworks.
4 Art processes following Dada and Marcel Duchamp.
5 Performance, Happening, Land Art, Body Art, Feminist Art, Earth Art, Arte Povera, Action, Relationship of art objects/sculptures with the environment and the society.
6 Biennials as international activities that utilize the city and public areas.
7 Biennials as international activities that utilize the city and public areas.
8 Discussions on artists such as Esra Ersen, Gülsün Karamustafa, Cevdet Erek, ODA Project (An artist collective comprising Özge Açıkkol, Güneş Savaş and Seçil Yersel) and their works.
9 Student works utilizing chosen public areas
10 Mutual conversations with students, discussing the ideas produced and suggestions put forth.
11 Mutual conversations with students, discussing the ideas produced and suggestions put forth.
12 Evaluation of visual notes and documents prepared by the students such as drawings, collages, photographs, texts and found images.
13 Evaluation of whether the students are showing consistent progress with regard to quality and quantity during the application process of the works.
14 Presentation and exhibition
15 Evaluation

Recomended or Required Reading

KITAPLAR:
ILIŞKISEL ESTETIK, Nicolas Bourriaud, Bağlam Yayınları Theoria Dizisi, 2005
POSTPRODÜKSIYON, Nicolas Bourriaud, Bağlam Yayınları Theoria Dizisi, 2004
OLASILIKLAR, DURUŞLAR, MÜZAKERE/ GÜNCEL SANATTA KAMUSAL ALAN TARTIŞMALARI, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2007
KAMUSAL ALAN VE GÜNCEL SANAT, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi yayınları, 2006/2007
GENIŞLEYEN DÜNYADA SANAT, KENT VE SIYASET:9, Istanbul kültür Sanat Vakfı, 2005
KAMUSAL ALAN, Meral Özbek, Istanbul: Hil Yayınları, 2004
BEYAZ KÜPÜN IÇINDE/ Galeri Mekanının Ideolojisi, Brian O'Doherty , Sel Yayıncılık, 2010
NEW YORK KULLANMA KILAVUZU, Sophia Calle, YKY Yayınları, 2002
ÇAĞDAŞ KAPITALIZMIN MEKANSAL ÖRGÜTLENMESI, Hakkı Yırtıcı, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2005
MAKALELER:
BURADAN ÇOK UZAKTA BIR KAMUSAL ALAN PROJESI, Zühal Baysar, Sanat Dünyamız 99, 2006:161-67
ZERRIN IREN BOYNUDELIK. YENI TIP KAMUSAL SANAT ÜZERINE BIR SÖYLEŞI, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Sanat Dünyamız 1997 (Kış 2006): 218-25

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

To start a sustainable dialog with the students through mutual conversations about their "works", and identifying the references to contemporary art by making reading/watching suggestions in parallel to the works produced.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 STA TERM WORK (ANNUAL)
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE STA * 0.70 +ASG* 0.30


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

Mastery of technique used in the works, the skill in transforming the materials, consistency in the relationship between form and meaning, and richness of imagination. Presentation and exhibition techniques.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

murat.ozdemir@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 14 4 56
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 6 84
Reading 14 4 56
Preparing assignments 1 3 3
Project Assignment 1 20 20
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 219

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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