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Keys to understanding contemporary art

KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY ART
from first avantgardes to contemporary art

Teached by FRANCESC ORENES

DATES
Wednesday 6,30 - 8pm and 8,15 - 9,45pm
Course starting 26th January  10 sessions
Price 30€
This course takes part of the winter's program 2011 of CCVic Centre Cívics, Ajuntament de Vic.

INTRODUCTION
This course attempts to offer the key to understand the evolution of art in the first and second avant-garde, post-modernity and the current context. It establishes an overview of modern art according to its own historical, social and cultural environment .
The course is taught in an understandable way, fully illustrated with images of major works of art. This course sets out to discover aspects of contemporary history and culture, but also to discuss, debate and dialogue in a participatory way.

 

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OBJECTIVES
- Provide information on the major artistic currents of the twentieth century.
- Generate a climate of dialogue facilitating understanding arts in social and cultural context.
- Approach contemporary art through the main references of modernity.
- Perform a guided tour of an arts centre in Catalonia.

COURSE CONTENTS
-General considerations regarding artistic scene.
-Birth and evolution of modern art.

-The first avant-gardes (1900-1950).
-The second avant-gardes (1950-1970).

-Modernity and Post-Modernity (1970 et seq.)

-Visiting the studio of an artist and / or guided tour to an exhibition.

COURSE ADDRESSED TO
• To anyone who appreciates the world of art and artistic creation, and who wishes to deepen their understanding of the meaning and significance of contemporary art. It is especially recommended for students of art, design and communication, and for artists of any artistic discipline.

PROFESSOR
• The course is taught by Dr. Francesc Orenes i Navarro, who was Professor of the Departament de Pintura de la Facultat de Belles Arts de la Universitat de Barcelona, and collaborator  teacher at Escola Elisava de Disseny in Barcelona. A specialist in issues of visual communication, engraving and bookplate studies.

Place:
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
 
c. Sant Francesc, 1 08500 Vic

Subscriptions:
After January 10 at oficina d’Atenció Ciutadana (Plaça Major). From Monday to Friday, from 9 to 14 hours, or by internet : www.vic.cat/ccvic

More information:

Oficina d'Atenció Ciutadana + 34 93 702 72 50
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies +34 93 885 37 04

 

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