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Francesco Maria Spampinato

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of the Arts

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

Research

Keywords: Art Contemporary art Art and media Art and television Art and technology Visual Culture Visual Studies Art and music Record Covers Artrock Music videos Post-Punk Underground art Psychedelic culture Art collectives Tactical media Art and pop culture Performance art Performance studies Sound art Guerrilla television Culture jamming Artists books Zines Convergent culture Vernacular arte and design Art and comics Graphic novels Appropriationism Cut-up Found footage Media studies Futurism Situationism Pop Art Radical Architecture Utopia/Dystopia Video Art Artists cinema Underground cinema Institutional Critique Postmodernism Pictures Generation Post-Human Art Abject Art Relational Aesthetics Speculative Design Post-Internet Art

In my researches I constantly pay attention to the ways in which the contemporary artist relates to everyday life, in particular through performance practices and the exploration of extra-artistic fields such as those of media and pop culture. For this reason, while maintaining the roots in the phenomenological tradition of the art historical methodologies of investigation of the twentieth century, my studies and scientific production go in the direction of that trans-disciplinary academic field known as visual studies.

 

 

My researches frequently concern the convergences and contaminations between the following areas:

– Contemporary art and media (e.g. television, Internet)

– Contemporary art and technology (e.g. video, robotics, digital technologies, artificial intelligence)

– Contemporary art and music (e.g. record covers, sound art, music videos, musical performance)

– Contemporary art and subcultures (e.g. underground, psychedelic culture, post-punk, club culture)

– Contemporary art and countercultures (e.g. guerrilla television, culture jamming, tactical media)

– Contemporary art and pop culture (e.g. comics, advertising, celebrity culture)

 

 

Phenomena and practices of particular interest:

– Artistic collectives (e.g. duos, groups, communities)

– Performative and participatory artistic practices

– Artist publications (e.g. books, magazines, zines, records, ephemera)

– Appropriationism (e.g. collage, cut-up, found footage)

 

 

Art movements of particular interest:

– Futurism

– Situationism

– Pop Art

– Radical Architecture

– Video Art

– Artist and underground cinema

– Institutional Critique

– Postmodernism

– Pictures Generation

– Post-Human Art

– Abject Art

– Relational Aesthetics

– Speculative Design

– Post-Internet Art