32523 - Art Appreciation

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  • Teacher Fabiola Naldi

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-ART/04

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Course Timetable from Feb 08, 2019 to Mar 14, 2019

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Student is expected to learn the frameworks of management of museum institutions and to understand critical methods for the comprehension of various works of art, through developing a profound understanding of the historical background. - learn methodologies for analysing works of art - examine the Italian art historical tradition.

Course contents

This course is an exploration of contemporary visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history of the last three decades, and in-depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative thought and processes. The course aims to take into the latest visual expanded scenarios in which visual art is engaged with sociological and anthropological practices of now. The course intends to underline the many possibilities of our post modern and post contemporary actuality inside and outside the museum.
This course defines the meaning of aesthetics and its relationship to cultural conventions, describes specific processes used by visual artists, art as a social activity and a singular creative act, historical forms of artistic training.

This course develops in three fundamental moments. The first unit (10 hours) tries to introduce a theoretical deepening in order to identify the Contemporary Art History. The second unit (10 hours) is dedicated to deepening of some contents of Contemporary Art. The third unit (10 hours) is an immersive experience into different artistic spaces (galleries, museum, art association, temporary art practices), including the city, where it’s possibile now to meet contemporary art


Claire Bishop, ARTIFICIAL HELLS. Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, Verso, London, 2012

Enrique Vila-Matas, The Illogic of Kassel, New Directions Paperbook, 2015

Hito Steyler, Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War, Verso Books, New York, 2017

Teaching methods

Teacher-Centered Approach. The students will be able to discuss with the teacher the different arguments

Assessment methods

The exam will be oral

Teaching tools

the teaching tools are image, video, sound and excursions to various art exibitions

Office hours

See the website of Fabiola Naldi