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2 Lehrveranstaltungen der Terra Foundation for American Art am Kennedy-Institut im SoSe 2021

News vom 17.02.2021

Zwischen der Terra Foundation for American Art und den drei Instituten (Kennedy-Institut, KHI der FU und IKB der HU) gibt es einen Vertrag über 6 Gastprofessuren (über 6 Jahre hinweg), die am Kennedy-Institut angesiedelt sind.

Im SoSe 2021 wird Gastprofessor David Getsy zwei Lehrveranstaltungen anbieten, die sich an Bachelor- und  an Masterstudierende Kunstgeschichte richten und im BA und im MA Kunstgeschichte buchbar sind.
Interessierte Studierende wenden sich bitte direkt an Frau Regina Wenzel (culture@jfki.fu-berlin.de).


BA

QUEER HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART, 1950S TO 1990S (32101-S21)

Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m., Kennedy Institute (Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin); first session on April 14, 2021

In the wake of the Second World War, demographic shifts fostered new concentrations of lesbian, gay, and otherwise non-heterosexual people in U.S. cities starting in the 1950s. Visual art that addressed these increasingly visible communities began to flourish in these decades, and this course will track the shifts in the queer production of art during this time. We will examine the transition from highly coded and covert registrations of queer lives in the 1950s to the forthrightness and activism that emerged after the Stonewall uprising in 1969 to the rage of the 1980s spurred by government inaction on the AIDS crisis. The course will be structured around case studies that examine changing attitudes toward the politics of visibility, the question of assimilation, the need for radical refusal, and the disruption of norms and naturalized roles. Throughout, our examinations will be focused on larger questions for the history and historiography of U.S. art, including the erasure of non-white subjects from queer art historical narratives, the appropriation of transgender histories by queer art and politics, and the continuing institutional censorship of queer art. Please register at: culture@jfki.fu-berlin.de with your name, matriculation number, study program, home university (if applicable), zedat email address or email address of home university, and type of exchange program (if applicable).


MA

AMERICAN ART AND TRANSGENDER HISTORY (32112-S21)

Wednesdays 2 – 4 p.m., Kennedy Institute (Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin); first session on April 14, 2021

This graduate seminar in theory and methodology will ask what transgender studies and art history have to say to each other. The seminar will introduce transgender studies and examine the ways in which the discipline of art history can contribute to its debates about form, the status of the human figure, the legibility of bodies, and the visualization of complex and successive states. Our primary focus will be on how transgender studies compels us to read and write U.S. art history differently. Our topics will include work by transgender cultural producers and artists, but we will also examine the ways in which transgender and nonbinary methods can be used to look at canonical, mainstream, and ostensibly non-trans topics in a new and more accurate light. While there will be case studies from contemporary art, the majority of the seminar will be focused on the methods that can be used to write new historical narratives of nineteenth- and twentieth-century in U.S. art history. This is a reading-intensive, theoretically-focused graduate seminar in which students are expected to produce original scholarly research. Please register at: culture@jfki.fu-berlin.de with your name, matriculation number, study program, home university (if applicable), zedat email address or email address of home university, and type of exchange program (if applicable). 


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