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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2016/2017
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 097789 - CONTEMPORARY ART
Docente Weileder Wolfgang Bernhard Josef
Cfu 4.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURA***AZZZZ097789 - CONTEMPORARY ART

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The programme tries to investigate and explore various strategies of contemporary art practice in the public context and how this can question our understanding and use of public urban space. Art has always had a changing and often challenging relationship with public space, the surrounding architecture, as well as the urban context and the people therein. Replacing the ‘plop art’ that began to emerge in our cities since the start of public art programmes in the 1970s/80s, the concept of ‘site-specificity’ has now become the new paradigm in public art practice. At the same time ideas of ‘new genre’ public art and ‘relational aesthetics’ have emerged. ‘Public art’ is now a highly contested term. What is it, what is its function and what could it be?

This course aims to provide an understanding of the diverse approaches and strategies in contemporary public art through a critical reflection and the development of ideals for new public art projects. Furthermore students will be encouraged to explore contemporary art in the public context within its broader social, political, aesthetic and theoretical context.



Outline of Syllabus

Identifying: The course will begin with an introduction into current ideas and concepts of contemporary art that engages with or is located in the public urban context. Specifically we will look at the case study of ‘Le Terme’ (Wolfgang Weileder, Milan 2008), a temporary, time-based, site-specific installation at Piazza Oberdan.

Contextualising: As a next step we will look at current public art in the centre of Milan and discuss the contribution they make to public space. We will also explore the wider urban public context of Milan and evaluate its potential for new public art.

Proposing: The final step in the course will be a small group activity to develop and present ideas for new hypothetical public art projects. We will discuss them together and evaluate them in a group session.



The individual sessions will be introduced by short lectures by the course leader followed by group discussions, practical exercises, site visits and self-directed study. 

During the semester students will be encouraged to visit contemporary art exhibitions in Milan and further afield.




Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Assessment will take place at various stages during the course and will include evaluation of practical exercises, student presentations and the final proposals.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaRichard Sennett, The fall of public man, Anno edizione: 1977
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaFlorian Matzner, Public Art, Anno edizione: 2001
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMiwon Kwon, One Place after another, Anno edizione: 2004
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaNicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics, Anno edizione: 2002
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGrant Kester, Conversation Pieces: Community + Communication in Modern Art, Anno edizione: 2014
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaClaire Bishop, Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics, Anno edizione: 2004 http://www.teamgal.com/production/1701/SS04October.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCameron Cartiere and Martin Zebracki, The everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion, Anno edizione: 2015

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