Initiation in Contemporary Art - Program

OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES 

Contemporary art is a reflection of our time and its complexities. Some examples of artists are presented in the course to help to have a personal point of view when analyzing them from their ideas and places of origin. A panning will be provided where the works, lives, and contexts of artists from different parts of the world. The course serves as a preparatory course for those who wish to attend the Annual Course of the Permanent Learning Program. 

COURSE MODALITY

The modality is an extended classroom, where there are four face-to-face sessions of two hours and will be supplemented with extra material sent via email.

OBJECTIVES*

  1. Differentiation of the concept of art versus other disciplines. 

  2. Identification of elements that intervene in the validation of the work of art. Agents of the field of art. 

  3. Definition and characteristics of contemporary arts. 

  4. Determination of the theoretical context and analysis of conceptual works. Leading exponents of contemporary art and philosophy. 

  5. Identification of strategies and content reading in the work of art. 

SOME ARTISTS AND / OR AUTHORS TO ADDRESS *

  1. Alain Badiou

  2. Byung Chul Han

  3. Damien Hirst

  4. Félix Guattari y Suely Rolnik

  5. Hilma Af Klint

  6. Jean Baudrillard

  7. Marc Quinn

  8. Tracey Emin

  9. Virginie Despentes

  10. Walter D. Mignolo

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Fernando López Lage.

Artist and director of the Contemporary Art Foundation (fac), where he develops tasks as a teacher and curator. Since 1987 he has participated in collective and individual exhibitions in Uruguay and abroad. His works are in private and public collections such as the Engelman Ost Collection, Nelson Fine Arts in Phoenix (Arizona), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Uruguay. In 2018 published, with Estuario Editorial, "El color Pharmakon, una mirada desde la práctica artística."

*The contents of the program may vary by teacher's disposition 


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