Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Specific art history image and space 127469/3027/2324/1/45
Study guide

Specific art history image and space 1

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    • In Situ³ within Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • In Situ³ within Fine Arts
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
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: Arkesteijn Roel
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

Specific art history image and space 1 responds tot hot topics of sculpture and in situ art, provides the student with related theoretical background knowledge and is also connected to the student's studio practice.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Profound interest in the art history of threedimensional objects and their surroundings. The courses in general art history provide the necessary background.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student knows and understands at beginners' level the relationship or possible relations between sculpture and context.
The student can document a situation (sculptures in relation to their environment).
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 understands the proposed (substantive) problems with regard to sculpture and context.
The student can reflect individually and in group on a concrete case (sculpture in relation to its surroundings).
The student knows how a concrete case (a sculpture in relation to its environment) can be approached.
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 analyze a situation (sculptures in relation to their environment) individually and in group.
The student can communicate in writing and orally about three-dimensional images, using the appropriate jargon.
BA6 - The student understands the characteristics of his/her personal designs and/or realizations and is able to communicate about this in an appropriate manner.
The student can speak for an audience of peers.
The student can express himself in the language of three-dimensional images and communicate both orally and in writing with his peer group.
BA7 - The student is able to organize his/her artistic project in consultation with others.
The student is able to plan, prepare and execute a task within a limited timeframe, and to communicate about this in writing (e-mail) and orally with the client (teacher).

Course content

The course intends to build bridges between the art historical, aesthetic and museological theory and the daily workshop practices of the student. Contemporary sculpture and in situ3 practices get a specific reference framework that will help the student position his/her own work and its development. Current events like an interesting collection or exhibition, a news event or a field trip with the studio or in the context of this course will be part of the course and provided with a theoretical background by the professor. Each student is expected to participate in an active way. Students can make suggestions to treat a specific subject in class. Depending on the needs of each subject, a class is divided into a lecture part, activating moments such as discussion, seminar moments and study visits.

Study material (text): Mandatory

At the start of the course the programme is announced, as it changes each year depending on actuality and need e.g. subjects that are part of the workshop practice of the students. PowerPoint Presentations with images, text and bibliography with specialised literature on each class are available on the electronic learing platform. For each student a detailed description of the assignments on paper, including a basic bibliography and other tools are provided.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials12,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials2,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours64,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeProject assignment50,00
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment during the examination series50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodProject assignment50,00
2nd examination periodReflection assignment during the examination series50,00

Evaluation (text)

The student gets a clearly described assignment to compile a theoretical artistic file (5 exam points) and to write a paper (10 exam points) according to announced criteria and by an agreed deadline. He/she also has to give an improvised oral presentation during the last class on a location in situ (5exam points).
Term 2: oral presentation, written assignment and oral exam (= feedback)
2nd exam period: oral presentation, written assignment and oral exam (= feedback)