The course offers an innovative overview of the history of modern and contemporary art from 1919 to 2018, through a year-by-year tour of iconic paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, and performance pieces from all over the world. Starting with Marcel Duchamp’s Mona Lisa graffiti, L.H.O.O.Q. and ending with New York-based Brazilian artist Karin Schneider’s wall-mounted work from the Armory Show of 2018, the five-week-long course provides an in-depth understanding of the stylistic trends, historic events, and technological innovations of the past hundred years.
All five sessions take place on a Friday and consist of morning lectures followed by complementary visits to museums and galleries. The program is designed so that participants have the option to register for individual sessions or all five sessions as a full package.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• An overview of the history of modern and contemporary art from 1919 to now through a range of different mediums
• The stylistic trends, defining events and technological innovations that have influenced the contemporary art world over the past hundred years
• The iconic paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations and performance pieces