Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
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Specific art history image and space 327471/1717/1920/1/05
Study guide

Specific art history image and space 3

Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    • In Situ³ within Fine Arts
    Choice package:
    • aan opleidingsonderdelen naar keuze
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • In Situ³ within Fine Arts
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses
  • Preparatory Programme Visual Arts
  • Schakelprogramma Beeldende Kunsten
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Theys Hans
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2019 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

The students will study conscious and unconscious 'surreal' situations, images, events, compositions or constellations in their respective national culture: first of al sculpture and in situ art, but also painting, litterature, architecture, music, theatre, dance, cinema, gaming, television, press, social media, religion, politics, educational systems, history and so on.

They will each give a lecture supported by images and texts which will be made available to the other students.

They will write short texts about it.

They will present their findings in a small publication intended for the writer Vincent Van Meenen, currently writing a PHD on surrealism at the University of Antwerp.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

No specific requirements.

Learning outcomes (text)

The student has acquired new insights with regard to contemporary sculpture, can enrich them with a personal viewpoint and relate it to his or her own work.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student masters an has insight in the topics and content provided by the teacher with regard to contemporary sculpture.
The student knows and understands contemporary sculpture at an advanced level.
BA5 - When developing his/her personal visual language the students starts from a searching and reflective attitude when developing one's own visual language.
The student can enrich his insights concerning contemporary sculpture with a personal point of view and relate them to his own work.
The student can enrich his knowledge and understanding of contemporary sculpture with a personal point of view and relate it to his own work.

Learning objectives

Insight in the definitions and descriptions of surealism, the discovery of 'surealistisc' elements in the proper culture, learning how to relate about this in texts, lectures, verbal participation during class and a self-created publication.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials26,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours64,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Semester 1Knowledge test100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test100,00

Evaluation (text)

Semester 1: The evaluation is based on the student's collaboration during class, on his or her lecture and on the publication.

2de exam periode: Oral examination about the new insights acquired during class.