HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

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Code
72641
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) 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
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Beginning with the experience of the historical vanguard at the beginning of the 20th century, the course retraces the technical and conceptual evolution of sculpture, highlighting continuity with more recent artistic events and aims to give students the critical and methodological tools to tackle the new processuality, new materials and new relations with the 20th century sculpture space.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to give students the critical and methodological tools to tackle a central issue of 20th century history of art, that is the technical and conceptual evolution of sculpture, highlighting continuity with more recent artistic events: in a progression that goes from the historical vanguard to current experiences, sculpture proposes new processualities, materials and relations with space, widely involving both painting and architecture in an ever narrower interrelation among arts. These innovations are analysed also in relation to the complex procedures of documentation, conservation and restoration that contemporary sculpture often requires.

Teaching methods

Lectures are organised with multimedia materials and conceived to foster understanding of themes tackled. External study visits and meetings with specialists are envisaged.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

 

Evolution and issues of 20th century sculpture with particular attention to innovations introduced by the vanguards of the second half of the 20th century and their current results; during the course, some elements of history of contemporary architecture will be treated with particular reference to the most recent tendencies of museum architecture.

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

 

Evolution and issues of 20th century sculpture with particular attention to innovations introduced by the vanguards of the second half of the 20th century and their current results; during the course, some elements of history of contemporary architecture will be treated with particular reference to the most recent tendencies of museum architecture.

Drifts, urban paths, environmental installations and aesthetic practices of fruition and subversion of urban space, from Situationism to nowadays.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLA VALENTI (President)

MATTEO VALENTINI

LEO LECCI

MATTEO FOCHESSATI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures are organised with multimedia materials and conceived to foster understanding of themes tackled. External study visits and meetings with specialists are envisaged.

ORARI

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HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

EXAMS

Assessment methods

The exam will be oral; students must present an analysis of a topic tackled in the context of the course at the exam in the form of a dissertation with images, notes and specific bibliographical references (rules for presentation of written work will be made available on Aulaweb).

Materials from lectures will be made available to all registered students at the end of the course and can be downloaded from Aulaweb.

To pass the exam, students must demonstrate knowledge of the historical evolution of sculpture in the 20th century and understanding of its current characterisations with reference to the indicated bibliography and materials projected during lectures; to attain a higher evaluation it will be necessary to show accurate, personal and motivated re-elaboration of contents learned and to have used English language bibliographical references; the threshold of excellence will be attained by demonstrating a marked ability for critical judgement.