Faculty of Textile Technology
 
Course: Contemporary Art and Design A

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Krešimir Purgar, Assist. Prof.
Ph. D. Silva Kalèiæ, Lecturer
Study, Module Textile and Fashion Design - graduate, Module Theory and Culture of Fashion
Course summary 4 (2+0+2)
ECTS 6
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Precondition for testing Literature, seminars, workshops, participation in art exibition and events
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, workshops, seminars
Subject content Basics of Contemporary Art; Modern and Contemporary Art; Historical Avantgarde: diachronical relationship to History; Art and Life; Abstraction, Composition, Deconstruction of figurativness; Happening in the Contemporary Art; Instalation and problem od space; Constructivism and the borders of image; Artwork, event and new media; Performance in the Arts; From Bauhaus to pop-design; Conceptual Art; The Age of the End of Styles; Postmodernism as the revision of the modern Art? - painting, cyber-art, multimedial Art.
Aim of course The course examines the close connection between aesthetics of contemporary art and the History of art in the modern and postmodern age. The attention is particularly to understanding how is possible to realise contemporary fashion and fashion design in the area of contemporary art. Students has to apply the general and most comprehensive way of creative thinking from the history of artistic movements in the sixtiees to nowadays. Interactive knowledge and experience in topics has to be studied included cooperation between theoreticians, contemporary artists and curators is the guarantee for the integration of everyday life practices and theory in the structure of contemporary art design.
Literature necessary for course Catherine Milet, CONTEMPORARY ART, Musem of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2004.
Yves Michaud, L' ART DANS LE ETAT DU GAZEUX: ESSAI SUR LE TRIOMPHE DE L' ESTHETIQUE, Seuil, Paris, 2003.
Boris Groys, TOPLOGIE DER KUNST, Carl Hanser, München, 2003.
Chris Jencks (ed.), VISUAL CULTURE, Routledge, London, 1995.
Heinrich Klotz, KUNST IM 20. JAHRHUNDERT: MODERNE, POSTMODERNE, ZWEITE MODERNE, C.H. Beck, München, 1999.
Supplement literature Arthur C. Danto, THE MADONA OF THE FUTURE: ESSAYS IN A PLURALISTIC ART WORLD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2000.
Hans Belting, DAS ENDE DER KUNSTGESCHICHTE, C. H. Beck, München, 2002.
Jean Clair, THE CONSIDERATION ABOUT THE STATE OF ART, ""Europski Glasnik"", 3/1998.
Marina Gržiniæ, FICTION RECONSTRUCTED: EASTERN EUROPE, POST-SOCIALISM & RETRO-AVANTGARDE, Springerin, Wienna, 200.