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Approaches to Art: Introductory Course to Modern and Contemporary Art

Juan Bosco Díaz Urmeneta, art critic and curator, will deliver this informative rather than academic course, focusing on fundamental concepts in contemporary art.

Contents and schedule:

Module I: Introduction: A Change in the Artistic View. An overview of the two artistic revolutions of the 20th century.

Thursday, 6–8 pm

- October 26: Why did art strive to be modern?
- November 9: Who decides what is art and what is not? Artist initiative and viewer privileges.
- November 23: Photography makes its way to the temple of art: A discussion of art and industrial techniques.
- December 14: The humbleness of contemporary art: A meditation on pop images (comics, advertising, graphic magazines). Why is Andy Warhol so important?

Module II: Contemporary Spaces, Difficult Spaces. Society and the loss of host venues.

Tuesday, 6–8 pm

- February 6: Installations and public art
- February 20: The no-place: Art for anonymous places
- March 6: Places and bodies
- March 20: A place on the web

Module III: From the Museum to the Archive. Traditional and new ways of preserving artistic memory.

Tuesday, 6–8 pm

- April 17: The apotheosis and decline of museums: From the Louvre’s splendor to Marcel Broodthaers’s questioning
- May 8: Museums and ethnography
- May 22: Museums and gender
- June 5: The archive

Course fees: €120/module Members; €150/module general public
Venue: Education Room

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Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm by calling 94 435 90 90.

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