Theory is booming ...
... along the final frontiers of the art field, across the flight lines
of social conflicts, on the glossy surfaces of the creative industries.
All the same, an ever-widening gulf is opening up between the mere desire
for theory and an actual relationship of exchange between cultural
practices and knowledge production.
Unique in Europe, the courses offered by the Theory major address these
gaps and fractures by establishing an interplay between advanced theory
and the free space of the art school. Surpassing the boundaries of
academic convention, the systematic course structure provides students
with a substantiated overview and opportunities to try out new forms of
text and theory production, of aesthetic and political intervention.
The specialisation offers an introduction to the topical drift of
aesthetic, political and cultural studies, and aims to lay the
foundations for critical and theoretically versed authorship. Specific to
this major is the focus on artistic practice and popular and everyday
culture, as well as the examination of their social and political
dimensions. In the course of this preoccupation with contemporary
discourses, students develop textual, conceptual, and organizational
skills enabling them to analyze, shape and reinvent cultural practices.
Courses mainly in German language.
<http://vth.zhdk.ch/> you find information about
Studying Theory at the Art University as well as announcements about our
current events, projects and publications.
Information day: 24 November 2009
Deadline for applications (autumn
term 2010/2011): 19 February 2010
Please distribute widely.
All the best,
Gerald Raunig / Klaus Schönberger
Leitung Vertiefung Theorie
Bachelor Medien und Kunst
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK