Contemporary Art and (GRT494) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Contemporary Art and GRT494 2 0 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Şule Pfeiffer Taş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To enable learners to read contemporary artwork by analyzing the contemporary artworks in Turkey and in the world.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knows developmental stages of contemporary arts
  • Reads contemporary artworks
  • Knows production methods of contemporary artworks
  • Tells contemporary concepts
  • Knows and applies preparation of concept and application methods
Course Content Contemporary movement and approaches; files of international meetings (biannual, triannual and documentary) which have shaped the future of art and their concepts.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 What is contemporary art? How has it developed? What are modern and postmodern?
2 What is contemporary art? How has it developed? What are modern and postmodern? What are the differences between modern and postmodern art? How are production methods and presentation format?
3 Actions, Poor Art, Body Art, Conceptual Art
4 Earth Art, Fluxus, Formations, Performance Art
5 Public Art, Interactive Art, Initiatives and formations of Independent art, Guest Artist Programs
6 Art and Technology
7 Midterm
8 Midterm (1. Exhibition trip presentation)
9 Installation Art and Site- specific Art
10 Curator and his/her responsibilities
11 Cities and Biannual , Venice Biannual
12 Cities and Biannual, İstanbul Biannual, Final Assignment and Deadline
13 Young Art Occasions, Triannual
14 Exhibition trip presentations (2.exhibition trip presentations)
15 Summary of semester
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Sanat Komplosu, J. Baudrillard
2. Sanatta Alternatif Arayışlar, Nancy Atakan
3. Modernizmden Postmodernizme Sanat, Mehmet Yılmaz
4. Sanatın Günceli Güncelin Sanatı, Mehmet Yılmaz
5. Küreselleşen İstanbul’da Bienal, Sibel Yardımcı

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 10
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 1 10
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquires Art and Design culture and aesthetic knowledge, theoretical and applied knowledge about the discipline. X
2 Knows the legal regulations and processes about Art and Design.
3 Has knowledge about interdisciplinary interaction associated with the relevant field of Art and Design. X
4 Describes the concepts, ideas, facts, and problems related with the field; perceives, designs, and applies them multi-dimensionally.
5 Evaluates interaction with sub-disciplines related with the field, uses the information creatively. X
6 Works, undertakes responsibility, and carries out plans individually and as a group member.
7 Identifies the learning requirements about the field, and directs his learning within a lifelong sense of social conscience. X
8 Uses information and communication technologies required by the field at least at an advanced level of Europe Computer Literacy License.
9 Follows new information relevant with the field and communicates with colleagues using a foreign language (Europe Language Portfolio General Level: B1 Level).
10 Creates projects supporting solution suggestions to problems in his field with qualified and quantified data; shares them with experts and non-experts.
11 Converts concrete and abstract concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original products, analyzes the acquired information and skills with a critical approach.
12 Is aware of national and international values of art and design, and acts in accordance with ethical values.
13 Has knowledge, equipment, and aesthetic awareness about art culture and history that is necessary for carrying out successful studies related with the discipline.
14 Has enough awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality culture, and protection of cultural values and environment, occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 6 3 18
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 15 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 75