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Modern and Contemporary Art in the Prague Context - KDKU133
Title in English: Modern and Contemporary Art in the Prague Context
Guaranteed by: Institute of Christian Art History (26-UDKU)
Faculty: Catholic Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2016
Semester: both
E-Credits: 6
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: PhDr. Milan Pech, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Milan Pech, Ph.D.
Annotation
Last update: PhDr. Milan Pech, Ph.D. (20.09.2017)
Lecture will deal with modern a contemporary art. It will be based on visiting significant art collections, art exhibitions, and sightseeings in Prague.
Aim of the course
Last update: PhDr. Milan Pech, Ph.D. (09.06.2016)

The aim of the course is to provide students with a direct experiance with Czech modern art in the past and art today. This will be done with walks to significant art institutions ant art monuments in Prague.

Literature
Last update: PhDr. Milan Pech, Ph.D. (17.09.2018)

Czech Cubism

Švestka  Jiří - Vlček Tomáš - Liška Pavel (eds.), Czech cubism 1909-1925 : art, architecture, design, Praha: Modernista 2006.

Vegesack Alexander von (ed.), Czech Cubism : Architecture, Furniture, and Decorative Arts 1910-1925, London: Laurence King 1992.

Vegesack Alexander von, Cubismo checo : arquitectura y diseño, 1910-1925 : diciembre 1991 - febrero 1992, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Weil am Rhein : Vitra Design Museum 1991.

Švácha Rostilav, The pyramid, the prism & the arc : Czech cubist architecture 1911-1923, Prague : Gallery 2000.

Tschechischer Kubismus 1912 - 1916 : Rupertinum, Museum für moderne Kunst Salzburg = Czech cubism 1912-1916, Salzburg : Rupertinum [2001].

Lahoda Vojtěch - Uhrová Olga,Vincenc Kramář : from the old masters to Picasso : National Gallery in Prague, Collection of Modern and Contemporary art - Veletržní palác 13.10.2000-28.1.2001, Prague : National Gallery in Prague 2000.

 

Czech Surrealism

Švankmajer Jan, Jan Švankmajer : transmutace smyslů = transmutation of the senses, Praha : Středoevropská galerie a nakladatelství 2004.

Srp Karel, Toyen : City Gallery Prague, House of the Stone Bell, 12 May - 6 August 2000, Prague : Argo : City Gallery Prague 2000.

 

Modern and Contemporary Czech Art 1890-2010

Dolanská Karolína et al., Modern and Contemporary Czech Art 1890-2010

Modern and Contemporary Czech Art 1890-2010, Prague : National Gallery 2010.

Morganová Pavlína, Czech action art : happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the iron curtain, Prague : Karolinum 2014.

Morganová Pavlína (ed.), Začátek století = The beginning of the century, Plzeň: Západočeská galerie 2012.

Knížák Milan - Vlček Tomáš (eds.), 155 uměleckých děl 20. století z Národní galerie v Praze = One hundred fifty-five artworks of the 20th century from the National Gallery in Prague = 155 œvres d’art du 20ème siècle de la Galerie nationale de Prague = 155 Kunstwerke des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Nationalgalerie in Prag = 155 opere d’arte del XX secolo della Galleria Nazionale di Praga, Praha : Národní galerie 2009.

Vlček Tomáš, Aktuální nekonečno : konflikty a souvislosti baroka v moderním a současném českém umění = Actual infinity : baroque conflicts and continuities in modern and contemporary Czech art, Praha : Galerie hlavního města Prahy 2000.

Ševčíková Lucie - Žáková Eva (eds.), Czech contemporary art guide, Praha : Arts and Theatre Institute 2012.

Machalický Jiří et al., České ateliéry : 71 umělců současnosti = Czech studios : 71 contemporary artists, Praha : Art CZ 2005.

Bydžovská Lenka - Lahoda Vojtěch - Srp Karel, Czech modern art : 1900-1960 : [catalogue of the modern art collection at the National Gallery in Prague, Prague : National Galery 1995.

Musilová Helena (ed.)m František Kupka : the road to Amorpha : Kupka’s salons 1899-1913 : [The National Gallery in Prague - The Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Salm Palace, November 30, 2012 - March 3, 2013], Prague : National Gallery 2012. 

Matějček Antonín - Wirth Zdeněk, Modern and contemporary Czech art, London : George Routtledge & Sons 1924.

Karel Srp and Lenka Bydžovská  (eds.), New formations : Czech avant-garde art and modern glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection, Houston [Tex.] : Museum of Fine Arts ; New Haven : Yale University Press [distributor] 2011.

Vloemans John A., Czech Avant-garde Books 1922-1938 = Knihy avantgarda - XX. století : Devětsil - Poetism - Constructivism - Surrealism, Hague : Vloemans Antiquarian Books 1994.

Adlerová Alena et al., Czech art deco 1918-1938 : [6 May - 4 October 1998, Exhibition halls of the Municipal House / organized by the Municipal House in cooperation with the Museum of decorative arts in Prage], Prague : Municipal House 1998.

Born Robert / Janatková Alena / Labuda Adam (Hrsg.), Die Kunsthistoriographien in Ostmitteleuropa und der nationale Diskurs, Berlin 2004.

Malinowski Jerzy (Hrsg.), History of Art History in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, 2 Bde., Toruń 2012.

Explizit mit der tschechischen Kunstgeschichte in der sozialistischen Zeit befasst sich Milena Bartlová: Czech art history and Marxism, in: Journal of Art Historiography 7/12 (2012), http://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/bartlova.pdf

 

Architecture

Benešovská Klára et al , Architecture in the Czech Republic, Prague : Society of Czech Architects in cooperation with the Czech Chamber of Architects and Zlatý řez 1993.

Švácha Rostislav, Czech architecture and its austerity : fifty buildings 1989-2004, Praha : Prostor - architektura, interiér, design 2004.

Kratochvíl Petr - Halík Pavel, Contemporary Czech architecture = Tschechische zeitgenössische Architektur, Prague : Prostor 2000.

Ševčík Jiří - Mitášová Monika (eds.), Česká a slovenská architektura 1971-2011 : texty, rozhovory, dokumenty, Praha : Akademie výtvarných umění, Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště ve spolupráci se Slovenskou národnou galériou v Bratislavě, Úsekom výskumu a rozvoja a Vysokou školou výtvarných umení v Bratislavě, Centrom výskumu 2013.

Beran Lukáš - Valchářová Vladislava (eds.), Industrial Prague : technical buildings and industrial architecture in Prague : a guide, Prague : Czech Technical University 2006.

Švácha Rostislav (ed.), Naprej! : Czech sports architecture 1567-2012, Prague : Prostor - architektura, interiér, design 2012.

Hnídková Vendula, Národní styl, kultura a politika = [National style, arts and politics], Praha : Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová 2013.

Pařík Arno, Symbols of emancipation : nineteenth-century synagogues in the Czech lands : [exhibition of the Jewish Museum in Prague 21.3.-4.8.2013, Robert Guttmann Gallery Prague, Prague : Jewish Museum in Prague 2013.

Primus Zdenek, Kunst ist Abstraction : die tschechische visuelle Kultur der 60er Jahre, Praha : KANT : Arbor vitae 2003.

 

Gender

Pachmanová Martina (ed.), Behind the velvet curtain : seven women artists from the Czech Republic : Erika Bornová, Milena Dopitová, Lenka Klodová, Zdena Kolečková, Alena Kotzmannová, Michaela Thelenová, Kateřina Vincourová : [American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C., April 3 - May 18, 2009], Prague : Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design 2009.

 

Photography

Crossing borders - contemporary Czech and Slovak photography, New York : Aperture 1998.

Birgus Vladimír - Mlčoch Jan, Czech photography of the 20th century, Prague : KANT 2010.

Birgus Vladimír -  Zuckriegl Margit, Maestri della fotografia dell’avanguardia ceca negli anni venti e trenta /  Masters of the Czech avant-garde photography of the 1920’s and the 1930’s, Cinisello Balsamo (Milano) : Silvana 2001.

Anděl Jaroslav, Příběh moderního média : česká fotografie 1840-1950 = [A story of a modern medium : Czech photography 1840-1950] : Galerie Rudolfinum 15.1-28.3.2004], Praha : KANT [2004].

 

Glass

Petrová Sylva, Czech Glass, Praha : Gallery 2001.

Petrová Sylva, Czech and Slovak glass in exile : [catalogue : The Moravian Gallery in Brno - Museum of Applied Arts, 31 August 2007 - 6 January 2008], Brno : Moravian Gallery ; [Praha] : KANT 2007.

Ricke Helmut (ed.), Czech glass, 1945-1980 : design in an age of adversity [Museum Kunst Palast-Glasmuseum Hentrich in cooperation with Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Steinberg Foundation, Vaduz], Stuttgart : Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt 2005.

Morris Carra M. - Foulds Diane E. (eds.), A guide to Czech and Slovak glass, Prague : European Community Imports [1993].

Langhamer Antonín, Legenda o českém skle = The legend of Bohemian glass = Legende vom böhmischen Glas, Zlín : Tigris 1999.

 

Libraries

http://www.udu.cas.cz/en/library/ - Library of the Institute of Art History at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

http://udu2.ff.cuni.cz/?q=node/18 - Library of Instute of Arth History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

http://www.ngprague.cz/knihovna-1 - Library of the National Gallery in Prague

https://www.umprum.cz/web/en/library - Library of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Desing in Prague

http://www.avu.cz/eng/library - Library of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague

http://www.techlib.cz/en/ - National Library of Technology

http://www.en.nkp.cz/ - National Library of the Czech Republic

https://www.knihovna.upm.cz/en/ - Library of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

 

Websites

https://artlib.eu/#!/ -  Czech Art Libraries Database

http://www.artlist.cz/en/  -  Database charting the development of contemporary Czech art

http://www.artmap.cz/en  -  Platform to support and promote contemporary art in the Czech Republic

http://vvp.avu.cz/en/idatum/search

http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/

http://www.monumenttotransformation.org/atlas-transformace/

http://cz.tranzit.org/en/about

Course completion requirements
Last update: PhDr. Milan Pech, Ph.D. (09.06.2016)

1.     Attendance 80%

2.     Essay (5 pages) /Choose Czech artist, art object, art work, art show etc., which have captured your attention the most during the winter or summer term and write an essay on it./

3.     Exam - writing test

 
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