MFA Low-Residency in Studio Art: Contemporary Practices Seminar II

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  • ART548 MFA Low-Residency in Studio Art: Contemporary Practices Seminar II6

    Term: MFA Summer Low-Residency

    Prerequisites: MFA Low-Residency in Studio Art: Contemporary Practices Seminar I

    The second year of Contemporary Practices aims at investigating the main critical debates from the '80s to our present time. The course will meet once a week. Reading assignments will be given so that sutdents can explore more deeply the subjects studied. Students will be asked to actively participate during class time, to confront ideas and develop critical thinking.

    The course will alternate between historical lectures and field trips to exhibitions, collections, and studios.

    The academic areas will be:

    • The '80's: the German and Italian experience.
    • Art today.
    • Art and politics: The social dimension from Joseph Beuys to contemporary practices.
    • Realism/memory/social engagements: Public space, social involvement with communities, open process of participation. (All art mediums.)
    • Post Colonial debate in contemporary art.
    • Italian contemporary art scene

    All these areas are studied through the prospective of key artists, scholars, curators, and exhibitions that changes the art practice and the function of art. Material of study will also be the main art magazine where the contemporary debate takes place (Art Forum, October, Flash Art, Mousse, E-Flux, Parkett, Frieze, and others).

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