5731013 Aesthetics and Art History

Numbering Code U-LET09 35731 LJ34 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type special lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.2
Instructor name KASUYA AKIKO (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course We will consider the varieties of contemporary art though diverse works of art from the same periods. Specifically, while studying various aspects of art from the 1960s onward, known as contemporary art, we will consider how art changed in the former Eastern European region while it was involved in the societal circumstances, also touching on the development of postwar Japanese art.
Course Goals We will not only come to understand the development of contemporary art but also learn the fundamental aspects of art in the former Eastern European region, fostering positive attitudes toward contemporary artistic expression in the same era through comparison with Japan.
Schedule and Contents 1. Outline of course and guidance (2 weeks)
2. Origins of contemporary art (4 weeks)
  Earthworks, Land Art, and Relationships with Nature
3. Relationship between art and society (4 weeks)
  Public Art, Critical Art, and Social Involvement
4. Body and memory (4 weeks)
  Performance, Theatre, and Art
5 Wrap-up (1 week)
Evaluation Methods and Policy (3) Evaluation methods: Reports
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Positive class preparation and review is welcomed.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used. Copies will be distributed in class as needed.
References, etc. Claire Bishop, “Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship” (In Japanese translation as “人工地獄”Film Art Inc.), Akiko Kasuya, “『ポーランドの前衛美術』 (創元社) (Poland no Zenei Bijutsu) (Polish Avant-garde Art: Applied Fantasy for Survival) Sogensha, Hiroki Yamamoto, 『現代美術史』The History of Contemporary Art) 』 (中央公論新社) (Chuokoron-Shinsha), Arthur Danto, “What Art Is” (In Japanese translation as “アートとは何か:芸術の存在論と目的論” ) (人文書院) (Jimbunshoin)
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