Spanish Contemporary Art

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Contemporary Art

  • Host University

    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Art, Art History, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Number of sessions: 30
    Length of each session: 1,5 h
    Total length of the module: 45 hours
    CONTENT
    1- Art in the 70?s: Ephemeral Art reinvidication exhibition, When the attitudes
    became art, Harald Szeemann, Suisse 1968.
    1.1 Arte Povera: return to the use of poor and/or organic materials
    1.2 Land Art: integration of art in the landscape
    1.3 Conceptual Art: domination of the concept over the shape
    1.4 Spanish Conceptual Art: Collection of the Museum of Contemporary art of
    Barcelona (MACBA): Antoni Llena, Grup de treball, Antoni Muntades,
    Francesc Abad, Fina Miralles, Francesc Torres, Àngels Ribé?
    2- Art in the 80?s: Return to the painting surface
    2.1 The role of the big exhibitions in the international art situation; change of
    the art taste: Documenta of Kassel, 1982, Biennale of Venetia, ARCO of
    Madrid ?
    2.2 New painting Movements: German Neo-expressionism, Italian
    Transvanguarda?
    2.2 Spanish painters: Miquel Barceló, Garcia Sevilla, Victor Mira, José María
    Sicilia, Broto?. Victoria Civera, Juan Uslé, Cristina Iglesias, Juan Muñoz
    2.4 New generation of sculptors.
    3- Art in the 90?s: Neo conceptual art
    3.1 Photography Art
    3.2 Performance Art
    3.3 Installation Art
    3.4 Video Art
    3.5 Spanish art situation
    4- The new strategies in art.
    4.1 The London Saatchi collection: young neo-surrealist British artists
    4.3 Palais of Tokio, Paris: Relation Art
    4.2 Spanish post-living art: Marcel·lí Antúnez, Ana Laura Aláez, Dora García,
    Maria Ruido, Eulàlia Valldosera..