Contemporary Spanish Art

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Spanish Art

  • Host University

    Universidad Pompeu Fabra

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Art, Art History, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This course provides a dynamic, multidisciplinary introduction to Contemporary Art in Spain which will cover the main art-related events, and also some political, historical, and cultural issues that might be relevant to understand the artistic production. Recent classics as well as emerging artists will be discussed, together with a wide range of artistic practices, from photography to afterpop music, including installation art, performance art and comic art.

    Although the course offers several relevant keys for understanding Spain’s historical context and specific conditions, it also aims to offer a more general understanding of contemporary artistic strategies and topics. Lectures and class debates will be supplemented with four visits to art centers and exhibitions, which are of obligatory attendance.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.


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