History of Contemporary Art (s) (2006/2007)

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Name of lecturer
Roberto Pasini
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2nd semester dal Feb 19, 2007 al Jun 1, 2007.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The study of history of contemporary art investigates the hisotrical-artistic path that goes from the Eighteenth to the end of the Twentieth century., in the awareness that history of art is found by two unseparable elements: art and history. In this vision, the investigation is carried out on two different and connecting tracks: the alternation of artists, movements and situations and the relationships that connect the historical-artistic path to the rest of the culture. Through these two aspects, the investigation provides a comprehensive view of a determined period of time.


Contents of the course:
Section 1: Art and literature in the Nineteenth hundred. Samples (from the post-war period to today)
This section completes last-year course investigating the second part of the century through the experience of writers homologous to the artists.
Section 2: The artistic research in Italy from the Sixties to the Nineties: Bologna.
The course examines the case of Bologna as an important reference in the artistic events of the second half of the XXth century.
Focus (s): In this section of the specialist module, the course investigate san artist, an issue or a situation. The artist, this year is Carlo Patrone, a rare and unique case in the Italian environment.

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance is suggested, still the exam can be prepared on the text-books with the adequate integration (students who can’t attend must see the professor). From an iconographical point of view, the test pertains images that were discussed in class and that can be find in the books. Written test. Evaluating criteria:
1)interest and level of preparation;
2)mastery of the subject;
3)elaborative and argumentative ability;
4)expressive quality.
Photocopies are ruled by law which limitates their use. The purchase of text-books is optional.