Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Occupied City: Antwerp & the Avant-gardes37541/3080/2324/1/03
Study guide

Occupied City: Antwerp & the Avant-gardes

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 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
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)

MA4 - The student sets up and conducts independent research in function of the development of his/her artistic praxis.
The student can situate a self-chosen institution, organization or collective from this period in a broader context and analyze and interpret it in a personal way.
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 gained insight into the artistic events that took place in a metropolis like Antwerp during the 20th and 21st centuries and can use this to interpret the current situation. "

Course content

In this course we will investigate the rise and development of alternative and avant-garde art practices in Antwerp, from 1900 to the present, by showing and discussing documents and publications.

The focus of this 'urban archeaology' is on collective initiatives such as movements, magazines, artists' initiatives, galleries, etc.

The student is invited to put up a small research on such an initiative, summarize the results in an essay and discuss this during the oral exam.

Study material (text): Mandatory

A handout with necessary information, course content, exam assignment and bibliography will be shared via Digitap, as well as the slides of the presentations.

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 put up a small research project on an Antwerp-based initiative and disclose the results in an essay, to be presented during the oral exam.