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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LEL1000517, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE1855, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ARTISTIC CURRENTS AND TRENDS SINCE 1960
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GUIDO BARTORELLI L-ART/03

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-ART/03 History of Contemporary Art 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 2019 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 BARTORELLI GUIDO (Presidente)
BALDINI ELISA (Membro Effettivo)
BIANCHI GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
STEVANIN FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
VIRELLI GIUSEPPE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: It is advisable to have already taken the exam of History of Contemporary Art.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide a general knowledge of artistic events from the Sixties of the economic boom to the most recent trends. The student will have to acquire the ability to understand the various languages and media in which the visual arts are expressed today: ready made, installation, environment, performance, photography, film, video, but also painting and sculpture, now more vital than ever in the rethinking of themselves. A specific in-depth study will be dedicated to that composite trends centered on the moving image, in particular artist film and video art.
Examination methods: The recommended exam for foreign students is oral. Its maximum duration is 30 minutes. The first topic is chosen by the student himself, who must demonstrate that he is able to summarize a topic (an artwork, an author, a current, a theme ...) in an exposition of 5-7 minutes. Then, the teacher will ask a couple of topics for each book in the program in order to verify the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Generally the questions will start from the images of the artworks.

Alternatively, ONLY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE COURSE, it is possible (no obligation) to replace the oral exam with two written tests. The first test will be in the middle of the course; the second will be immediately after the end of the lessons. Modality: projection of images of artworks, of which the student will indicate: author; dating (approximate); description (technique, subject, cultural references ...).
Attention: the written test is quite difficult for non-native Italian speakers.
Assessment criteria: It will be evaluated the knowledge of the topics discussed in the course; knowledge and understanding of the proposed concepts and methods; the ability to apply this knowledge autonomously and knowingly; the logical-argumentative abilities, the relevance of the answers with respect to the questions; the ability to construct “one's own critical discourse" that is relevant, clear, effective and personal. It will be evaluated in particular the student's ability to place the works in their historical context, tracing them correctly to dating, trends and authors. It will also be evaluated the ability to describe the works in a critical way and with appropriate terminology, knowing to refer punctually to the technical and stylistic features.
Course unit contents: Study of artistic developments from the Post-War period to the most recent trends, by examining the artworks of the main protagonists. A specific in-depth analysis will be dedicated to those artists who have worked on the moving image through the film and video.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures will try to involve students and stimulate discussion. They will always be accompanied by video projection of images and videos.
Attendance is strongly recommended.
Additional notes about suggested reading: On the Moodle page of the course the images of the artworks shown in class will be uploaded.
The program is the same for attending and non-attending students.
Non-native Italian speakers are invited to discuss a personalized program with the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Francesco Poli e altri, Contemporanea. Arte dal 1950 a oggi. Milano: Mondadori, --. In alternativa al n.02. I due volumi di Francesco Poli sono in alternativa, a scelta dello studente. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Francesco Poli (a cura di), Arte contemporanea. Le ricerche internazionali dalla fine degli anni '50 a oggi. Milano: Electa, --. In alternativa al n.01. I due volumi di Francesco Poli sono in alternativa, a scelta dello studente. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Guido Bartorelli, Studi sull'immagine in movimento. Dalle avanguardie a YouTube. Padova: Cleup, 2015. Da studiare l'Introduzione e i capitoli dal 4 (Il "se stesso" dell'artista nel video...) al 12 (Vibrazioni di immagini in loop...). Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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