Seminar Series. Key Texts in Art History

Date

From 30 January 2020 to 23 April 2020

Schedule

Thursdays, 19:00–21:00

Place

Garage Library
Seminar Series. Key Texts in Art HistorySeminar Series. Key Texts in Art History

DESCRIPTION

This season, participants will read texts by Michael Fried, Brian O'Doherty, Hélène Cixous, Laura Mulvey, and other authors.

Garage Library continues the course of seminars inspired by the anthology Fifty Key Texts in Art History published by Routledge in 2012—a collection of critical commentaries on seminal writings from the classical period to the late twentieth century that have shaped art history as an intellectual tradition and an academic discipline.

Based on Michael Fried’s text on art and objecthood, Brian O’Doherty’s analysis of “white cube” gallery spaces, Laura Mulvey’s work on the visual culture of narrative cinema, and other writings, participants will discuss the interpretation of art and art research methodologies, as well as the key theoretical questions of modernism, avant-garde, and contemporary art practices. Participants are invited to read the original writings by critics and philosophers and commentaries on them in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent. 

The seminars require independent reading of texts indicated in the bibliographical list in preparation for every meeting. The meetings will be devoted to the discussions of texts and moderated by Yulia Liederman.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Yulia Liderman (PhD Cultural Studies) is a researcher specialising in Russian contemporary art, film, and theatre. She is the author of Tests and Trials in the Post-Soviet Culture: The Soviet Past in the Russian Film of the 1990s (Ibidem-Verlag, 2005). From 2007 to 2015 she taught at the Department of Cultural History and Theory at the Russian State University for the Humanities. In 2017, she was appointed senior researcher at RANEPA School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Liderman has written for Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, Siny divan, Iskusstvo kino, Znamya, and DI.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration

Schedule

Deconstructing the Exhibition Space

Commentary on

Brian O’Doherty. Inside The White Cube: The Ideology of The Gallery Space (1976) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. — Pp. 152–157.

Text in Russian

О’Догерти, Брайан. Внутри белого куба: идеология галерейного пространства. — М.: Ад Маргинем Пресс, 2015. — 143 с.

Date
January 30, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

Theory and Art Studies

Commentary on

Michael Fried. Art and Objecthood (1967) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. — Pp. 135–140.

Text in Russian

Майкл Фрид. Искусство и объектность

Date
March 5, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

Critical Theory and the Spectacle

Commentary on

Guy Debord. The Society of the Spectacle [La société du spectacle] (1967) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. — Pp. 131–135.

Text in Russian

Дебор, Ги. Общество спектакля. — [Б. м.]: Опустошитель, 2011. 177 с.

Date
March 19, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

Art History and Art Studies

Commentary on

Sir Ernst H. Gombrich. The Story of Art (1950) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. — Pp. 99–105.

Text in Russian

Гомбрих, Эрнст Ханс. История искусства. — М.: Искусство — XXI век, 2018. — 88 с.

Date
March 26, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

The Object of Art Studies

Commentary on

Paul Valéry. The Centenary of Photography [Discours du centenaire de la photographie] (7 January 1939) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. Pp. 89–94.

Text in Russian

Валери, Поль. Об искусстве. — М.: Искусство, 1976. — 622 с.

Date
April 2, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

The Loss of the Original in Art Studies

Commentary on

Walter Benjamin. The Work of Art in the Age of of Mechanical Reproduction (1936) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. — Pp. 85–89.

Text in Russian

Беньямин, Вальтер. Произведение искусства в эпоху его технической воспроизводимости. — М.: Медиум, 1996. — С. 15–65.

Date
April 9, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

Philosophy and Art Studies

Commentary on

Martin Heidegger. The Origin of the Work of Art [Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes] (1935) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. Pp. 81–85.

Text in Russian

Хайдеггер, Мартин. Исток художественного творения: избранные работы разных лет. — М.: Академический Проект, 2008. — С. 76–237.

Date
April 16, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

Art History and Art Studies

Commentary on

Heinrich Wölfflin. The Priciples of Art History [Kunstgeschichtliche Grundbegriffe] (1915) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. — Pp. 73–77.

Text in Russian

Вельфлин, Генрих. Основные понятия истории искусств: Проблема эволюции стиля в новом искусстве. — СПб.: ТОО «Мифрил», 1994. — 426 с.

Date
April 23, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library

Institutional Critique and Art Studies

Commentary on

Wassily Kandinsky. On the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular [Über das Geistige in der Kunst Insbesondere in der Malerei] (1911) // Fifty Key Texts in Art History. — Routledge. — 2012. — Pp. 68–73.

Text in Russian

Кандинский, Василий. О духовном в искусстве (живопись). -— Ленинград: Фонд «Ленинградская галерея», 1990. — 66 с.

Date
April 30, Thursday
Time
19:00–21:00
Place
Garage Library