History of Contemporary Art (i+p) - II MODULO PARTE (P) (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Roberto Pasini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
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Language of instruction
Second half of Semester 1 dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course deepens in a monograph, but still opening to artistic context and sociocultural, the protagonists of contemporary art, major movements and the most significant issues, an overview of successful convergence between art and culture.
Those who intend to achieve 3 Cfu will bring to the examination only the section 1. Those who want to achieve 6 Cfu bring them both.


A. ART AND LITERATURE IN '900 (I) Paths, connections, crossings


Class notes. Complete bibliography will be given during lessons

B. Eastern art today: India, China, Japan
Kapoor, Weiwei, Murakami


Class notes and teacher pamphlet


Art and Music in '900


Kandinsky-Cage. Musica e Spirituale nell'arte (a cura di M.Mazzotta), catalogo Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia 2017

Only for attenders, one of these books:

H.Focillon, Vita delle forme (1943), tr.it., Einaudi, 1990
R.Barilli, Scienza della cultura e fenomenologia degli stili, Bononia University Press, Bologna 2007
R.Pasini, Teoria generale dell’immagine, Mursia, Milano 2012

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination test focuses on artists and their works and views present in texts, which the student must know. The exam consists of a written test. The main valuation parameters are: 1) actual interest and level of preparation; 2) mastery of the field of study; 3) argumentative capacity; 4) expressive quality. Please note that texts with copyright cannot be reproduced by any means, including the photocopy, which has not been authorized, and in any case not exceeding 15%. Please note that the purchase of texts is free and can be replaced by loan librarian.

Reception mode

There are two types offered: front reception and telematics. The use of e-mail has become in recent years a very beloved by students, especially those who have difficulties to go to the front, those who do not attend classes, those who are in Erasmus etc., and then becomes necessary a useful formalization. Therefore, in addition to the front reception, for which it is advisable to book via email, the electronic receipt shall be established, usually on Wednesday, for mail that is believed to have caused a response (if the e-mail address is accepted and the student has sent the mail to the right address: please then take note: pasini.roberto@univr.it).


Students who wish to graduate, for both the bachelor's and master's degree, must according to common sense have in contemporary art history exams an average justifying a thesis in this matter. To carry out the thesis, is an iteration support practice, for both the bachelor and master degree (for students who have graduated with a bachelor's degree in another field). The student is invited to submit to the Professor three arguments, and then the one in which thesis will be carried out will be choiced. Regardless of the field in which you are graduating, students are required to submit a thesis in Secretariat only after having supported all exams. One cannot take account of any requests made by students who have not respected this rule elementary fairness.