Schedule: 27.02.2019 - 24.05.2019
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The participants will gain a wide array of knowledges related to exhibition production: collective production of a group exhibition, displaying or performing one's own work in a broader context, and developing a program of discussions, screenings, etc. The students will also gain an understanding about the agential conditions of artistic and curatorial labour in contemporary visual cultures
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The core element of the course is the ViCCA graduate show, a group exhibition and event showcasing artistic, curatorial and theoretical practices of graduating students. This annual exhibition brings together the students' main contributions emerging from two years of creative and critical practice. The exhibition will take place in a venue specifically acquired for the purpose of presenting the work to a wider audience, reaching outside the university context. In addition, the course will provide a platform for a seminar that examines artists' and curators' social agencies, and the prevailing and emerging contours of artistic work. In the seminar we explore a variety of questions related to labour conditions; forms of organising and instituting; and sources and means of funding. The seminar includes a broad selection of visiting speakers from different areas of artistic and theoretical practice.
The course weaves together a collective effort to produce and curate a graduate exhibition and a seminar discussing the social infrastructures and landscapes of art and curatorial workers. Whereas the former involves hands-on work related to exhibition display, text production, and event planning, the latter takes the form of a seminar involving a list of required reading, essay work, in-class exercises, and group work.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Coursework and course participation.
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
51 hours of contact teaching, 84 hours of independent work. Requirement of all schedules activities a minimum of 80%.
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.
The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)
The order of priority is as follows:
1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major's or programme's alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major's or programme's alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject's alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
9. other students.
Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.
This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.