Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Paper Events: Artists’ Publications as Alternative Spaces30604/3080/2324/1/49
Study guide

Paper Events: Artists’ Publications as Alternative Spaces

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    Choice package:
    • opleidingsonderdelen te kiezen aan 12 studiepunten (voltijds)
    • opleidingsonderdelen te kiezen aan hoogstens 12 studiepunten (deeltijds)
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses for 12 credits (full time)
    • Elective courses for max 12 credits (parttime)
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: Pas Johan
Languages: 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: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

MA6 - The student is able to take and defend a critical position with regard to relevant social, cultural, artistic and international developments.
"The student has insight into the different ways in which visual artists used the book and the magazine as artistic medium in the 20th and 21st centuries. "

Course content

In ‘paper events’, we are introduced to a variety of historical and current aspects of artist’s publications, (artists' book, artists’ journals and artists’ pages.) To become familiar with this ‘hidden art history’, we will be addressing several publications from the 20th and 21th centuries, examining the manner in which the artist conceptualised and realised the ‘printed matter’ in question. The creative and critical way in which visual artists have considered the medium of books, pages and magazines could potentially offer insight and inspiration for a current practice of creation and / or design.

Study material (text): Mandatory

A handout with all the necessary information, course content, exam assignment and bibliography will be shared.

Apart from the personal notes of the student, we refer to

Johan Pas, Artists' Publications: The Belgian Contribution, König Books, London, 2017 (pdf's shared via Digitap).

The slides of the presentations will be shared via Digitap. 

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
Eerste examenperiodeResearch Assignment100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodResearch Assignment100,00

Evaluation (text)

The student will be invited to put up a compact research on one or more artists' publications, the results of which have to be disclosed in an essay that will be presented at the oral exam.