Contemporary European and Italian Art

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ARTH369

Credits: 3
Offered: Spring
Prerequisite: None

 

This course introduces students to the major movements and debates surrounding the contemporary European and Italian art scene from the mid '60s to present, including the increasing multicultural influences. Movements will be studied in chronological order, from the neo-avant-garde to present-day movements. Since our present time is so rich in possible directions, special attention will be given to some dominant art debates such as: public art, art as a social practice, migration/mobility, post-colonial perspectives, art and ecology, institutional critiques artists' works, functions of art in the society of spectacle, relational art. Students will be introduced to the leading art reviews and websites (Art Forum, Flash Art, E-Flux, etc.), where critics exercise their role by defining the confines of the art world. During the course students will: read art magazines, visit exhibitions in town and in some of the main Italian venues, write reviews of articles, and visit studios.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Daria Filardo)