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VIS 308 The Business of Art 3 Credits
This course brings together a variety of readings from the humanities and the social sciences that examine the inner workings of the art world. Beginning with the conceptions of modern art and the artist, it critically explores the distinction between art works and artifacts, creativity and labor as well as between contemporary and 'ethnic' art. Drawing on ethnographic examples the course investigates how artists, critics, curators, collectors, patrons and sponsors conceptualize their work, and how they approach prospective audiences. A central concern will be analyzing how the philosophical underpinnings of the civic impact accorded to art are reflected in the daily 'business' of the art world. This will include looking at the practices and discourses of producing, curating and exhibiting; buying, selling, and collecting; reviewing, appraising, insuring and restituting artworks as well as probing the interpersonal and institutional relationships that constitute the arts sector.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2014-2015 The Business of Art 3
Spring 2009-2010 The Business of Art 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VIS 310 The New Media 3 Credits
The course will focus on new media and contemporary art and the changes that technologies (web 2.0, virtual reality environments and digital media) are generating in the fields of fine art and curatorship. The course will survey the history of contemporary art from the late 20th Century to the 21st Century, comparing artists and aesthetics with major art movements from the beginning of the 20th Century. Students will acquire an in depth understanding of the artistic practices and aesthetic changes both in classic media and new media that have been determined by the introduction of digital technologies and that have generated the phenomenon of contemporary technocultures.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2015-2016 The New Media 3
Fall 2014-2015 The New Media 3
Fall 2013-2014 The New Media 3
Fall 2012-2013 The New Media 3
Fall 2011-2012 The New Media 3
Fall 2010-2011 The New Media 3
Fall 2009-2010 The New Media 3
Fall 2008-2009 The New Media 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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VIS 412 Museums and Contemporary Arts 3 Credits
Museums and Contemporary Arts will focus on the curatorial challenges in the relationship between museums and contemporary art that have been caused by phenomena of transculturalism, new forms of contemporary artistic interventions and the increasing immateriality of the object. The course will provide an analytical history of contemporary artworks from the late 20th Century to the 21st Century, comparing curatorial approaches, artists' challenges and aesthetics. The influence of major art movements from the beginning and middle of the 20thCentury will be compared with late 20th Century art, contemporary visual practices and contemporary digital culture. Students will develop an understanding of curatorial and artistic practices as well as an aesthetic vocabulary and familiarity with the practice based and theoretical issues related to contemporary art and curatorial practices.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2014-2015 Museums and Contemporary Arts 3
Spring 2012-2013 Museums and Contemporary Arts 3
Spring 2011-2012 Museums and Contemporary Arts 3
Spring 2010-2011 Museums and Contemporary Arts 3
Spring 2009-2010 Museums and Contemporary Arts 3
Spring 2008-2009 Museums and Contemporary Arts 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements: