30477 - Historical Avant-garde and Neo-Avant-garde Movements (LM)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student acquires a deep historical-artistic knowledge of the relationships between the avant-garde movements of the early Twentieth Century and the new avant-garde movements, developed from the Sixties to the present day, in an international perspective, including the new forms of exploitation and dissemination of contemporary artistic heritage. In particular, the student acquires a personal capacity to apply knowledge to the independent research and owns the methodology to understand and critically analyze the development of the 'art system' and the roles, both historical and current, of the protagonists of the system itself.

Course contents

Following the survey in the previous courses, the 2018-2019 academic year will be devoted to the reading of the 'system' complex that governs the world of contemporary art.

A system in which the socio-cultural and economic value of contemporary artwork seem to blend, risking to shadow the aesthetic function that had characterized artistic production in previous centuries, even though today hardly the work of art has been able to distance itself from what constitutes the legitimacy of its artistic value and therefore of its existence: the market.

The term 'art system' has now entered into current use in the international landscape of contemporary art, and although the emergence of such a definition dating back to the early 1970s, the birth of the market of art has far roots.

Today, much has changed at all levels and, at the beginning of the third millennium, the configuration of this 'system' has profoundly changed, both for the changed socio-economic situation in the world and for a globalization that has come into bullying into the 'system '. Actors who have never been considered, like the Asian countries and, in general, the emerging countries, who have necessarily shifted the axis of the system from western to global.

During the lessons the different aspects of the evolution of the art system and the roles, both historical and present, of the protagonists of the system itself: artists, critics, collectors, museums, galleries, fairs, also through video footage and meetings with artists and critics.

At the end of the lessons, students will be provided with a collection of texts and notes related to the topics discussed during the lessons as well as bibliography supplementations.

Readings/Bibliography

12 cfu:

To choose one of the following two volumes:

F. Alfano Miglietti, Per-corsi di arte contemporanea, Skira, Milano 2011

F. Poli Arte contemporanea, Electa Milano, 2003

To choose the volumes of two of the following blocks:

F. Poli, Il sistema dell’arte contemporanea. Produzione artistica, mercato, musei, Laterza Bari, 2009

A.C. Danto, Dopo la fine dell'arte. L'arte contemporanea e il confine della storia, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2008

***

A. Zanoni, L' economia dell'arte contemporanea. Mercati strategie e star system, Franco Angeli 2016

S. Thornton, Il giro del mondo dell’arte in sette giorni, Feltrinelli, Milano 2009

D. Thompson, Lo squalo da 12 milioni di dollari, Mondadori, Milano 2009

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D. Hirst, G. Burn, Manuale per giovani artisti. L’arte raccontata da Damien Hirst, Postmedia, Milano 2004

M. Meneguzzo, Breve storia della globalizzazione in arte (e delle sue conseguenze), Johan & Levi 1912

F. Casetti (a cura), L’arte al tempo dei media. Profili e tendenze della scena artistica italiana, Postmedia books, 2012

 

6 cfu:

To choose one of the following two volumes:

F. Alfano Miglietti, Per-corsi di arte contemporanea, Skira, Milano 2011

F. Poli Arte contemporanea, Electa Milano, 2003

To choose the volumes of one of the following blocks:

F. Poli, Il sistema dell’arte contemporanea. Produzione artistica, mercato, musei, Laterza Bari, 2009

A.C. Danto, Dopo la fine dell'arte. L'arte contemporanea e il confine della storia, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2008

***

A. Zanoni, L' economia dell'arte contemporanea. Mercati strategie e star system, Franco Angeli 2016

S. Thornton, Il giro del mondo dell’arte in sette giorni, Feltrinelli, Milano 2009

D. Thompson, Lo squalo da 12 milioni di dollari, Mondadori, Milano 2009

***

D. Hirst, G. Burn, Manuale per giovani artisti. L’arte raccontata da Damien Hirst, Postmedia, Milano 2004

M. Meneguzzo, Breve storia della globalizzazione in arte (e delle sue conseguenze), Johan & Levi 1912

F. Casetti (a cura), L’arte al tempo dei media. Profili e tendenze della scena artistica italiana, Postmedia books, 2012

 

For the final exam students are required to know the texts collected by the teacher, one of the manuals, the two-block books from the general bibliography and the in-depth analysis of a topic chosen from those discussed during lessons and encounters.

Teaching methods

Lectures accompanied by various visual media, essential to understanding the methodology applied to the course. Excursions to exhibitions related to the topics discussed in the lessons are not excluded.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an oral interview to evaluate the critical and methodological abilities matured by the student and deals with the texts indicated in the bibliography. The student will have to demonstrate the acquisition and possession of the fundamentals of the topics of the course and the methodological approach adopted.

Teaching tools

Lesson-screened images and texts collected by the teacher are available on the AMS Campus platform.

Links to further information

http://www.dar.unibo.it/it

Office hours

See the website of Silvia Evangelisti