30470 - CRITICAL APPROACHES TO THE ARTS II - MODULE I (CONTEMPORARY ART)
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
A first introductory section is devoted to the debate on the role of art in education systems (Read, 1943) and the notion of interweaving disciplines as a condition of the production of knowledge (Dorner, 1947).
The following focuses on the critical literature on art and pedagogy of the second half of the twentieth century, through reference figures, such as Joseph Beuys, Irit Rogoff, Michael Asher, Andrea Fraser, Mike Kelly whose work has a strong legacy in the redesign of the institution "school/museum", "art/production of knowledge", "art/life".
Later lessons focus on individual case studies dedicated to contemporary artists and events, which address the latest developments in the relationship between art and education, organized by topic area (participation and consumption, knowledge and empowerment, rule and criticism, certainty and uncertainty).
All materials dealt in class are uploaded on e-learning and made available for an optional reading (pdf of the classes' slides, readings of artists, teaching notes).
The full classes planning is communicated at the beginning of the course.
- Course reserve and readings on e-learning.
- F. Allen (edit by), Education, Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London, MIT press, Cambridge – MA, 2011.
We warmly recommend to all students to visit the following Milanese museum and institutes: Museo Archeologico, Castello Sforzesco, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Pinacoteca Braidense – Accademia di Brera, Museo del 900, Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Museo studio Francesco Messina, Hangar Bicocca.