Deconstruction | Short Course | CAP

Short course 4:

Applied Art History


Module 4.3: Deconstruction


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to understand the deconstructionist spirit that has invaded art production and conceptual content in contemporary art since the turn of the 20th century.

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 4 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl

Most of Postmodern art is characterised by a deconstructionist mindset so this course has wide application. In this module we consider deconstruction as a theory, a philosophy as well as an artmaking strategy. Aspects such as difference and intertextualisation are considered in theory and praxis. There is special focus on the international artist Anselm Kiefer and his deconstructionist approach to artmaking.

What you will learn:

You will gain a basic understanding of deconstruction as philosophy.

You will acquire insight into the application of deconstructionist thinking to art.

By way of the example of the work of  Anselm Kiefer you will be able to recognise the zeitgeist of deconstruction in many other artists' work.

There is an Assignment for this module. The Assignment is practical and should take about 1 day.


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