Art and Gender in Contemporary Spain (Code for the Winter term: 51872)
This course provides a dynamic, multi-disciplinary introduction to Contemporary Art in Spain. A background on this specified field is not required. For this reason not only the main artistic events will be covered, but also some political, historical and cultural issues that might be relevant. Although this course is manly based on lectures and class debate, four visits to art centers and exhibitions will be also part of the course requirements. These visits will be made during class time and are equivalent to a usual in-class lecture. We will discuss recent classics as well as emerging artists, and we will cover 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 clues to understand the historical context and particular conditions in Spain, it is also intended as a more general insight into contemporary artistic strategies and topics.
Keywords: Museum, Aesthetics, Popular Culture, Performance, Music, Comics
Fields: History, Cultural Studies, Art, Photography, Sociology, Hispanic Studies, Communication, Gender Studies, Global Studies