Crossmedial Exhibitions

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Course objectives
1. Knowledge: Students will acquire knowledge of the theory,
history and practice of exhibitions that clearly cross the borders of
different media and arts, taking into account the exhibition curators,
exhibition designers, policy makers and sponsors, marketing managers and
the press.
2. Knowledge: Students will acquire knowledge of how museums
of the 21st century deal with crossmedia developments in space and time,
to enhance interactivity and audience diversification.
3. Application: Students will be able to apply the knowledge
acquired during the course to written blogposts, discussions with
professionals, oral presentations and a final essay.
4. Judgment: Students will be able to show in assignments
they have acquired insight in the issues raised within the course and
are able to position their research within current debates in the field.
5. Communication: Students will learn to plan and organize
independent scientific research related to the course and express this
both in a sound academic presentation and a sound scholarly text on a
400 level.

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This course focuses on one cross-medial event (a major temporary or
permanent exhibition) in which different stakeholders have
dealt with the problem of intermediality: policy makers, sponsors,
curators, designers, multimedia creatives, p.r. agents and the press.
How did these various parties deal with artistic practices that surpass
medial boundaries, when their backgrounds are mostly mono-medial?
Previous exhibitions analyzed were "The Art of Fashion. Installing
Allusions" (Museum Boijmans, 2009), "Illusions of Reality.
Naturalist Painting, Photography and Cinema, 1875- 1918" (Van Gogh
Museum, 2010), "Amsterdam DNA" (Amsterdam Museum, 2012), "Oskar
Fischinger" (EYE, Amsterdam 2013), "Jeff Wall" (Stedelijk Museum, 2014),
"Anthony McCall"/"Jean Desmet's Dream Factory" (EYE, 2015),
"Michelangelo Antonioni"/"Close Up" (EYE, 2015-2016), "Happy Birthday
Marilyn"/1917: Romanovs & Revolutie" (De Nieuwe Kerk/Hermitage,
2016-2017), and Locus/ Jesper Just (EYE, 2017-2018).


Seminar. Weekly meetings (max. 4 hours), including lectures, discussions
with professionals, excursions, and presentations. Students read texts
in advance, prepare questions to the professionals, give updates on
their own research. They hold a
(single or group) presentation, focusing on museums, exhibitions, and
art or media,
in relation to crossmediality. The presentation is the prologue to the
(individual) final essay.


100 percent attendance, assignments, presentations and essay. Failing to
be present at the first meeting or the presentation may result in
removal from the

Vereiste voorkennis

Bachelor degree in Comparative Arts and Media Studies or comparable
bachelor's programmes in Art, Media or Cultural Studies within Faculties
of Arts or Humanities.


Articles, either e-book or on Canvas.


Master students CAMS (Comparative Arts and Media Studies). Students need
to have seen the exhibition(s) in focus, even if exhibitions may have
ended before the course begins.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ZAMAACW015
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. I.L. Blom
Examinator dr. I.L. Blom
Docenten dr. I.L. Blom

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