Artist // Context

25.10.2017 - 10:00
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Dates: Course falls in 4 parts in October and November:
25.10 + 26.10
01.11 + 02.11 + 03.11
08.11 + 09.11
22.11 + 23.11 + 24.11
Everyday 10-15

Students: 16, BFA Selective (BFA2+3 must join one course per term)

Artist // Context offers a focus on the expanded role of the artist in today's artistic landscape. The artist of today is – to an increasing extent – defining the role and parameters of the contemporary artistic practice, the modes of operation and representation. Producing, curating and organising the artist continuously re-define the parameters of the work and the aesthetic experience, and the context is in all respects integrated in this practice.

On the basis of a thorough mapping of the international art scene of today – its history, institutions and agents. We will investigate the notion of the context in relation to the mechanics of the aesthetic experience: what role does the context have?

The course will offer a specific focus on Artist-run initiatives and self-organising, representation and documentation of the practice, Materialising contexts and making the artistic practice operational.

Learning outcome:
To acquire artistic and operational agency within the contexts of contemporary artistic practice. To acquire thorough knowledge of the landscape and the mechanics of the art world and its history.
To develop a notion of the means and methods of materialising contexts and operating in relation to its parameters.

Assignments and requirements:
Attendance and active participation in the scheduled activities. Each student is to give a presentation of a contribution related to the investigation of the context of artistic practice. Each student is to be involved in the following feedback sessions.

Reading List:
Michael Sanchez on Art and Transmission
Timur Si-Quinn: Metamaterialism
Honza Hoeck: Running Mouths
Jorunn Veiteberg: Kunstnardrivne Visningsrom

Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

Contact form
adm [at]
Tel. +47 73 59 79 00
Fax. +47 73 59 79 20