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History of Contemporary Art

Description

Historical avant-garde art movements such as Dadaism, Futurism, Constructivism, Surrealism etc. already saw themselves not merely as communities of artists with shared aesthetic interests but sought to overcome isolated artistic subjectivity in collective works and collaborative production. These tendencies were intensified in the Neo-Avantgarde movements of the post-war decades (1950-1980) where new art forms (Media Art, Happening and Performance Art, Environmental and Installation Art) further redefined the relationship between the individual artist and the artwork. In contemporary artistic practice a widespread methodological concept of a “promiscuity of collaborations”, goes even beyond the postwar idea of the “artist's collective” integrating numerous individual artists. Art Collectives today frequently invite, include and integrate non-artistic actors, such as scientists, socially engaged activist groups, ecological initiatives etc. into the process of artistic creation.

People

 

Bezzola T.

Teacher

Gargaglia E.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2021-2022
ECTS
2.5
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Architecture, History and theory of art and architecture, Historical-humanistic facultative courses, 1st year
Master of Science in Architecture, History and theory of art and architecture, Historical-humanistic facultative courses, 2nd year