TOPICS IN THE THEORY OF VISUAL ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY:


On Landscape: Images, Emotions, Politics

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STRUCTURE-CONTENT

The seminar will consist of 7 lectures per semester/series.

The topic in this series of lectures will be what is (often carelessly) called landscape. We will examine the concept from a historical and theoretical perspective, showing that the space human beings inhabit has not always, and self-evidently, been viewed as an image, that is as an object to be discussed and critically assessed on the basis of aesthetic categories. Photography inevitably holds a prominent place in such a historical-theoretical investigation, since its technology was pivotal in the proliferation of the mode of seeing which the concept of landscape presupposes: the isolation and framing of a part of the whole.


INSTRUCTORS

First semester: Andreas Giakoumakatos, Nikos Daskalothanasis, Kostas Ioannidis, Giorgos Xiropaidis.

Second semester: Yorgis Yerolympos, Yorgos karailias, Kostas Ioannidis, Antonis Chatzimoisis.


SEMINAR DATES AND LOCATION

October-May, 2017-2018. The seminar is divided into two semesters of seven weeks each (October-February and March-June). The lectures will take place once every two weeks at the ASFA, 256 Pireos st.

First semester begins: October 23, 2017

Second semester begins: 26/2/2018

Day and time: Monday, 19:00 – 21:45


SCHEDULE OF LECTURES – FIRST SEMESTER

October 23, 2017: Nikos Daskalothanasis, “Nature, landscape, landscape painting. History and theory” (Ι).

November 6, 2017: Andreas Giakoumakatos, “The notion of landscape and the architect’s duty”.

November 20, 2017: Nikos Daskalothanasis, “Nature, landscape, landscape painting. History and theory” (ΙI).

December 4, 2017: Giorgos Xiropaidis, “Landscapes of the soul, landscapes of the sublime. From German romanticism to American abstract expressionism” (Ι).

December 18, 2017: Giorgos Xiropaidis, “Landscapes of the soul, landscapes of the sublime. From German romanticism to American abstract expressionism” (ΙI).

January 8, 2018: Kostas Ioannidis, “From the open road to the suburbs: Photographs of the American landscape”.

January 22, 2018: Andreas Giakoumakatos, “Landscape, environment, and modern architecture”.


SCHEDULE OF LECTURES – SECOND SEMESTER 

26/2 Kostas Ioannidis,  “Wandering through photographed landscapes.”

12/3 Yiorgis Yerolympos.”Interpreting landscape photography history: From “The Pencil of Nature” to the New Topographics.”

26/3  Yiorgis Yerolympos, “Land Narrative: between mapping and orthography”.

16/4 Kostas Ioanidis  (cordinator), “Photographers discuss issues involved in landscape photography”.

30/4 Yorgos Karailias,  “The ‘synthetic’ landscape as an index of social and political relations in contemporary photography”.

7/5 Anthony Hatzimoysis  “Mapping the emotions”

21/5 Anthony Hatzimoysis  “Emotional landscapes”.


TOTAL NUMBER OF WEEKS AND HOURS

Total number of weeks:  7 per semester (14 per academic year)

Total number of hours: 21 per semester (42 per academic year)


PARTICIPATION FEE / METHODS OF PAYMENT

The seminar cost for each semester is 120€.

Payments can be made through a bank deposit into the SARG account (National Bank of Greece, ΙΒΑΝ: GR4401101290000012954000076, SWIFT / BIC: ETHNGRAA) or by credit card at the SARG offices.

ADDRESS: 42 Patission st.

WORK HOURS: Monday-Friday 10.00 – 14.00

TEL.: 210 3897136, 210 3897100


APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD: 5 January – 8 February 2018


SELECTION

Applications will be reviewed on first-come first-served basis.

To complete their registration participants must pay the full amount of the seminar fee within a week from their notification of their acceptance.


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