Contemporary Art Seminar 1
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Area of Study
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
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Hours & Credits
Contemporary art is a wide and complex field whose limits are in constant movement. The course has been designed to offer a general overview on the main topics and trends in contemporary art, from the 1960s to the present. The seminar has been divided into 7 units, each with its texts and visual material. The different art movements and postures will be presented by studying certain artists and art works as examples. Special guests may be invited to the class, and a visit to the MALI museum is included in order to study Peruvian contemporary art on site.
Although the main examples of each topic will be showed using international cases, the course also focuses on Peruvian examples. The main objective of the course is to present a panoramic view of the different postures and strategies in contemporary art, and at the same time expecting the student to adopt a critical approach towards each case.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.