Denmark, Aarhus

Globalizing Art and Politics in the Northern Hemisphere

when 1 August 2011 - 14 August 2011
duration 2 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

Global forms of distribution and reception have influenced how news, political issues as well as art from the Nordic countries have reached a new global public. This summer school – based on both lectures and excursions – will investigate as a case how contemporary Nordic artists explore the potentials of new globalised media platforms. Related issues to the aesthetic framing of globalization are multiculturalism, cultural hybridity, mediated distant suffering and postnationalism. Course offered by Scandinavian Department, AU.

Course leader

Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen and international scholars

Target group

To be admitted you must be enrolled at a university. If you are applying for admission to the summer school at master\'s level, you must hold a bachelor\'s degree or a minimum of 180 ECTS in your study programme. Students applying for admission at bachelor\'s level must have completed at least one year of study in a relevant subject.

Students are expected to have a high level of English proficiency, to be able to read the relevant literature and follow the teaching. Documentation may be required verifying the student's proficiency in English at a specified level.

Course aim

This summer school will study the transition from a national and Nordic public arena to a global one through the analysis of political happenings, performances, and different kinds of events in contemporary culture producing political and ethical reactions. The art projects will be studied in the light of new theories of globalization, new media and event-production.

Course evaluation will be based on the student\'s ability to

- understand and employ the theories of globalization, national identity, de- and re-territorialization as well as the implication of new media in contemporary art production.

- identify how contemporary art is aesthetically inspired by new media and performative strategies that explore cultural and political boundaries in a global context.

- master a theoretically inspired analysis of contemporary Nordic art in a global and local framework.

Fee info

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