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Contemporary Thought and Artistic Practices

This is a basic training subject that is part of the Theoretical Foundations of Artistic Practices

  • Studies: Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts
  • Credits: 6 ECTS
  • Year: Second year
  • Type: Basic Training
  • Subject code: GBA11

Description

This is a basic training subject that is part of the Theoretical Foundations of Artistic Practices. It aims to introduce the study and reflection on the most relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks for contemporary artistic practices, paying special attention to the period from the 1970s to the present day. It represents a continuation of the course Modern Thought and Artistic Practices, and while maintaining at all times a critical look on the historiographical discourse, it opens a context for discussion and analysis that links us with the artistic practices of our most immediate past.

Contents

Modernity and postmodernity narratives. The expanded art field, in search of the new connections with the world. Dematerialization and rematerialization of artistic practices. Gender, race, class and performativity. The material, sexual, political and social body. Major exhibitions, institutional effervescence and counterculture. Images, archive, mass media, internet and post-productive practices. Artistic practices in the extensive field of culture.

Learning outcomes

  • Acquisition and demonstration of advanced understanding of theoretical and practical aspects and working methodology in the field of artistic practices.
  • Display of critical reflection abilities in the processes linked to the professional practice.
  • Analyzing situations, facts and professional and non-professional practices from a gender and intersectional perspective.
  • Integrating the gender perspective and inclusivity at the time of producing communication contents, in texts and audiovisual materials.
  • Make critical use of the fundamental concepts associated with contemporary historiographic discourses.
  • Conscious applications of knowledge about contemporary artistic practices in own narratives and reflections.
  • Efficient development of historical research methodologies applied to artistic practices.
  • Argument-based analyzation of the most important characteristics of contemporary art practices and referents, relating their historical references to current ones.

Teachers

Lúa Coderch, PhD in Fine Arts. Degree in fine arts. Artistic production

Lúa Coderch

PhD in Fine Arts. Degree in fine arts. Artistic production