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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.




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.




The Applied Art History Short Course includes ​FIVE Modules. There is an Assignment for every Module but they are not compulsory. 




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




Course Duration: It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. If you visit all the web links it will take about 6 hours to read through the module. This Module also has an assignment to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.




Language: English



4.3 CAP Module in Deconstruction, R600

  • 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.

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