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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - bologna.lab - Neue Lehre. Neues Lernen

20th-Century Art in Berlin and Germany

This seminar shall give a sound overview to some of the canonical artistic movements of the 20th century through specific case studies.

Taught by Nico Anklam and Colin Huerter

Thursday, 16:00 - 18:00, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Room 008

Course taught in English (with parts in German, depending on language level)

 

This seminar shall give a sound overview to some of the canonical artistic movements of the 20th century through specific case studies.

By (re)visiting a diverse selection of popular and some maybe less known examples, this course is directed at both students with a previous knowledge in art history and from all other disciplines within the Arts and Humanities. While we will consider all genres, there will be a focus on the photographic medium, painting and conceptual art including its precursors. As an overall framework, we shall move on a time line that begins with the advent of the last century and that ends in the 21st century. Furthermore, we will always try to connect the historical examples with artistic strategies and practices of later periods and/or today. In doing so, the students shall see how the last century seems to end with a promise of a (post-)national, global art scene, in which we seemingly cannot really speak of such ideas like German or European art anymore which also becomes visible in Berlin’s diverse contemporary art scene.