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Francesco Maria Spampinato

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-ART/03 History of Contemporary Art

Short Bio

An associate professor, he conducts researches in the fields of contemporary art history and visual studies, with a focus on the relationships between contemporary art, media, and technology, and a particular attention for topics such as postmodernism, collective practices, media experimentations, and the impact of personal computers and the Internet on visual culture. His latest publications include: the book Art vs. TV: A Brief History of Contemporary Artists’ Responses to Television (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022); the edited volume GMM – Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici: Computer Comics 1984–1987 (NERO, 2021); various entries for the Enciclopedia dell’Arte Contemporanea, edited by Vincenzo Trione and Valeria Della Valle (Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, 2021); and monographic essays for either academic journals or exhibition catalogues on Public Movement (PAJ, 2018), Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin (Fondazione Prada, 2019), USCO (Visual Culture Studies, 2020), and Susan Kare (Imago, 2022).


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