Led by art historian and curator Andrea Mattiello, this new Modern and Contemporary Art Series comprises of four short courses that survey the ideas, aims, materials and techniques of modern art from 1870 to the work being made by artists today. This course can be taken individually or can be completed as a full four part series.
This short course looks at artworks being made from the late sixties up until the present day. It explores the relationship of art to history and to mass media, with lectures on Performance Art, and how Pop Art mediated popular visual culture into high-culture. In the last part of the course participants will have the opportunity to analyse the nature of Young British Artists, the diffuse condition of Postmodernity, and Contemporary Chinese Art in the globalised art communities of the post-1989 world.
24 February – Performative Practices
3 March – Pop Art
10 March – 20th Century Photography
17 March – Young British Artists
24 March – Post Modernism
31 March – Contemporary Chinese Art
This course will be delivered online via Zoom.
What you will learn:
• A deeper understanding of the artists and the art produced from the sixties to the Post-Modern world
• How to express thoughts and opinions about contemporary art within its historical and sociological context
• How to research and write from an art historical perspective about these major artistic periods
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.
The Modern and Contemporary Art Series comprises of four short courses that survey the ideas, aims, materials and techniques of modern art from 1870 to the work being made by artists today. The courses can be taken individually or can be completed as part of the full four part series.
The Advent of Photography and the Modern Gaze - 1839-1909
Dates: 30 Sept – 14 Oct 2020
The Early ‘ISMs’ and Key International Artistic Communities in the Modern Age - 1909-1939
Dates: 11 – 25 November 2020
The American Century and Attitudes in Form - 1939-1969
Dates: 13 January – 17 February 2021
From Performance and Pop to Post Modern and the Global Art Scene - 1969 onwards
Dates: 24 February – 31 March 2021
Andrea Mattiello is a Byzantine and Contemporary Art Historian and Curator.
He has been research fellow at the International Centre for Architectural Studies "Andrea Palladio" in Vicenza and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, and has published and lectured extensively, collaborating as curator with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Birmingham, the Biennale di Venezia, and private galleries in Italy and the UK.
Trained in the History of Architecture, and in Visual Arts at the Università IUAV of Venice, he holds a PhD in Theory and History of Art at the School for Advanced Studies Ca’ Foscari/IUAV and a PhD in Byzantine Art History from the University of Birmingham.
For any queries about this course please contact
London Courses Department
+44 (0)207 665 4350