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Contemporary Artistic Movements

Code 12779
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 4
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements Don't apply.
Mode of delivery not electable
Work placements not electable
Learning outcomes In this CU it is intended that, throughout the semester, students deepen a set of historical-artistic, iconographic and iconological notions, aiming at a deep understanding of the various artistic currents from the 18th century to the present (the historical period designated by Contemporary Age ), and develop the necessary skills, within the scope of knowledge and critical sense, to relate the influence of Art in the various historical-imagetic expressions of contemporary times. It aims to provide the student with the concepts and mediums that contemporary art assumes, in an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as to explain the deep relationship between art and individual imagination.
Syllabus An age of transformations; Transitions in the 20th century: from pictorial impression to body expression; The alliance between function, aesthetics and design; Wars and the impact on the arts; Post-war art and society; The century of the ego and the death of the object and the author; Cybernetic society and emerging artistic expressions; The concept of gender in contemporary art.
Main Bibliography • Danto, Arthur C. (2002), Despues del fin del arte: El arte contemporaneo y el linde de la historia. Barcelona: Paidos.
• Eco, Umberto(coord.) (2009), História da beleza. Algés: Difel.
• Eco, Umberto (coord.), História do feio. Algés: Difel.
• Elkins, James (2004), On the strange place of religion in contemporary art. New York: Routledge.
• English, Bonnie (2007), A cultural history of fashion in the twentieth century: from the catwalk to the sidewalk. New York: Berg.
• Foster, H & Krauss, R. & Bois, Y-A. & Buchloh, B. (2007), Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. New York: Thames & Hudson.
• Freedberg, David (1992), El Poder de las Imágenes: estudios sobre la Historia e la Teoria de la Respuesta. Madrid: Catedra.
• Holzwarth, H. W. (Ed.) (2013), Art Now! Köln: Taschen.
• Laver, James (1996), Costume and fashion: a concise history. London: Thames and Hudson.
• Ruhrberg, K., Schneckenburger, M., Fricke, C., & Honnef, K. (2005), Arte do século XX. Köln: Taschen.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In this CU, a theoretical-practical group work will be proposed, which will focus on the design of a portfolio (from the CU Drawing I) in digital format. The work will be prepared in groups, and must contain a descriptive report, which will explain all the procedures leading to the result. The work will be presented in a class context, in a presentation that cannot exceed 15 minutes. ONE assessment test will be carried out.

The final grade will be calculated according to the following weighting:
• Attendance – 10%
• Group work – 60%
• Assessment test – 30%

Assessment Test: 29th May 2024.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-02-23

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