Contemporary Art Seminar 1

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Art Seminar 1

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

  • Location

    Lima, Peru

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    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.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level courses offered in this program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.

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