Class Contemporary Art

  • Presentation


    It is increasingly difficult to talk about "art" in the singular, because it has been disappearing its specificity as a means as well as the boundaries which separated the artistic object from other objects. Speaking of the 'arts' in the plural correspond to recognize that in contemporary times, the arts have escaped the categories and codes that delimited them, while they spread throughout the whole experience. The reasons for this are multiple, including technological and cultural order. The apprehension of this phenomenon goes, first, by understanding the place of art in modern times and its subsequent trajectories, since modernism and the avant-garde until the so-called as post-avant-garde. Second, you need to map the main forms of contemporary art, with particular attention to how broke through to and / or expanded their historical contex.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Considerations on contemporary art.

    The artist, the system the contemporary art and its agents and spaces.

    Themes and contemporary issues.

    Art for the art, political art, institutional critique, western and non-western art everyday life in contemporary art, ready-made, objet trouvé and ownership.


    Figurative painting, abstract, site-specific painting and painting in expanded field.


    Sculpture, site-specific sculpture and sculpture in expanded field.

    Photographic practices.

    Documentary photography, abstract photography, the expanded field of photography, the relationship of photography with painting with sculpture and performance.

    The performing arts

    Performance art, Happening e Body Art, The relation performance art with the performing arts (theater, dance, music), poetry, cinema and the visual arts.

    Video Art and Performance.

    Between creating and the documentation.

  • Objectives


    Recognize the various agent which constitute the system of contemporary art, the various expositive space and spaces for the presentation of artistic creations, know the artist playing field, the different practices and artistic areas of intervention, and finally know the different themes and contemporary issues


  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The topics covered will be explored and studied through dynamic activities, with individual and group tasks, and presentations, with the viewing of short films, documentaries, videos, visits to different exhibition spaces, conversations with artists and curators.


  • References


    BAUDELAIRE, Charles – O Pintor da Vida Moderna. Lisboa: Nova Vega, 2015

    BUCHLOH, Benjamin – Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry. Essays On European and American Art from 1955 to 1975. Cambridge/Londres: The Mit Press, 2000.

    DANTO, Arthur – After the end of art. Contemporary art and the pale of history. Princeton/New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1997.

    DOMINGUES, Diana – A Arte no Século XXI: A Humanização das Tecnologias. São Paulo: Unesp, 1997.

    GREENBERG, Clement – Arte y Cultura. Ensayos Criticos. Barcelona: G. Gili, 1979.

    POPPER, Frank – Art of the Electronic Age. Londres: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

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