METHODOLOGIES FOR THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

METHODOLOGIES FOR THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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Code
65058
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ART/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Art History and artistic heritage management)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course tackles issues of methods for the study of contemporary art with particular attention to research from recent decades and specifically performance practices and intermediality. Critics, artists and scholars of the sector will be involved in the course. Theoretical reflection will be integrated by the workshop Corpi e parole. Storie e metodologie delle pratiche performative nell'arte contemporanea which enables gaining 1 cfu. Other activities. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By dealing with general issues and specific themes in relation to 20th century and present day art , the course aims to give students the necessary methodological tools to conduct specialised studies in the sector of contemporary art.

Teaching methods

Lectures with multimedia materials to facilitate debate on themes tackled. External study trips and meetings with artists and experts are envisaged. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

Issues of contemporary art study methods with particular attention to research from recent decades and specifically performance practices and intermediality.

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

Issues of contemporary art study methods with particular attention to research from recent decades and specifically performance practices and intermediality.

The centrality of the theme of memory in contemporary visual and performance art.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLA VALENTI (President)

MATTEO VALENTINI

ALBERTO TERRILE

LEO LECCI

MATTEO FOCHESSATI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures with multimedia materials to facilitate debate on themes tackled. External study trips and meetings with artists and experts are envisaged. 

EXAMS

Assessment methods

The exam will be oral; students must present an analysis in the form of a dissertation with images, notes and specific bibliographical references on a topic tackled in the course (editorial guidelines for drafting this document will be made available on Aulaweb).

Materials for lectures will be made available to registered students at the end of the course and on Aulaweb.

To pass the exam students must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of methodological issues that orient a mindful study of contemporary art, with reference to the indicated bibliography and materials shown during lectures; to attain a higher evaluation students must demonstrate precise, personal and motivated understanding of the contents learned and use of reference bibliography in English; to attain excellence students must demonstrate marked critical ability.