Course detail

Studio Follow-up I - Photography - summer

FaVU-M1FO-LAcad. year: 2019/2020

Semestrial work - work with the Archive and Appropriation
Major work - exhibition series for the semester exam.
+ Spontaneous exercises (tasks will be given during the learning process, intended for all students except those who are fully dedicated to their own work)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Greater knowledge in the field of photography and in contemporary art. Critical thinking.
Artistic research.


Open communication. Creativity and greater experience with the medium of photography in the context of contemporary art. Conceptual thinking. Ability to realize the personal MA program.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Císař Karel: Co je to fotografie? Herrmann & synové, Praha, 2004 (CS)
Cotton, Charlotte: The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2004 (EN)
Bourdieu, Pierre, Photography: A Middle-brow Art, trans. Shaun Whiteside Cambridge: Polity Press, paperback ed., 1996 (EN)
Bourriaud, Nicolas: Postprodukce,, 2004 (CS)
Fontcuberta, Joan: Pandora's Camera. Mack, London, 2014 (EN)
Fontcuberta, Joan ed.: Photography. Crisis of history, Actar, Barcelona, 2002 (EN)
Frizot, Michael: New History of Photography. Kolín nad Rýnem: Könemann, 1998 (EN)
Fried, Michael: Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008 (EN)
Groys, Boris: Art Power. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008 (EN)
Groys, Boris: On the New. London and New York: Verso, 2014 (EN)
Laruelle, François: Koncept ne-fotografie, Fotograf 07, 2012 (CS)
Paul Wood & Charles Harrison ed.: Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, United Kingdom, 2003 (EN)
Philips, Lisa: The American Century: Art & Culture 1950 – 2000, New York, 2000 (EN)
Rosenblum, Naomi: A World History of Photography, New York, 1989 (EN)
Warner Marien, Mary: Photography: A Cultural History, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2002 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Výuka na základě potřeb studentů a sebevyjádření. Presentations, lectures, individual consultations and discussions, reading. Team building activities.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes


Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Students will develop the ability to reflect on their own work in a broader context. Apart from the mandatory studio meetings, consultations, analysis of students' major projects and semestrial work (archive and appropriation), students should try the work as a curator and explore opportunities to present their art works. Students must find the consultants for the master thesis.
Topic of semestrial work might change during the process.


Analysis, presentation and contextualization of students' own work or found material.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 18 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer