Art Practices in Context Seminar II
This is a compulsory subject that is part of the subject Contexts of Art Practices
- Studies: Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts
- Credits: 6 ECTS
- Year: Fourth year
- Type: Required
- Subject code: GBA25
This is a compulsory subject that is part of the subject Contexts of Art Practices. Its purpose is to create conditions so that students can understand and actively question the role of the artist and artistic practices in society. The course consists of a series of seminars in which students will experience first-hand the work of invited artists, active agents in the local and international context, whose practices deploy, using very diverse media and languages, a wide range of possibilities in the intersection of art with science and technology, the social sciences and the humanities. The second block of seminars examines from a thematic perspective the way this intersection develops, by analyzing how the artistic practice adopts working methods borrowed from other fields, experimenting with other ways of influencing and articulating with the world.
The students will be able to observe how each singular conception of the role of art and the artist, linked to specific work contexts, is reflected in the working methods (investigation, creation, presentation). In the context of the subjects the students will receive work proposals and will need to carry out activities such as case studies, interviews, readings, exposition and debates on topics, reviews and other written work, as well as practical work with other formats and media to explore different aspects of the discipline.
- The role of the artist and artistic practices in society: artistic practices that actively address the intersection between art, science and technology, art and social sciences, and art and humanities.
- Artistic practices as a way of influencing and acting in the world; approach to projects and methodologies through the stories and work proposals of practicing artists.
- Ethical and political implications of situated artistic practices, including gender and intersectional perspectives.
- Post-autonomous artistic practices and the capacity of art beyond representation.
- Acquisition and demonstration of advanced understanding of theoretical and practical aspects and working methodology in the field of artistic practices.
- Analysis of knowledge specific to the discipline and its contextualization in national and international environments.
- Respectful attitude towards diversity and equal opportunities, taking into account the gender intersection with other inequality aspects (age, class, race, sexuality and gender identity/expression, functional diversity, etc.).
- Adequate analysis of the implications of contemporary artistic practices that operatively address the intersection between art, science and technology, art and social sciences, and art and humanities.
- Actively responds to collectively formulated challenges.