The course aims at stimulating students’ awareness on the cultural background of management of tourism projects involving the art domain, and pursues the following objectives:
to learn basic notions in Modern and Contemporary art since the early Twentieth century to the present.
to get acquainted with the proper terminology and vocabulary related to the art discourse.
to know the main structures and events (biennials, fairs, exhibitions, museums) through which the arts are spread out and interlace with touristic paths.
to develop familiarity with the reference tools for further and continuing self-training in the arts for tourist planning.
At the end of the course, the students achieve the ethical responsibility of tourism planning as a cultural contribution to a multicultural social project of civilization and economical development.
The course offers the students an overview of Modern and Contemporary art, from the early Twentieth century to the present, focusing on the shift from the Western prevailing point of view to the enlarged, multifocal perspective of the globalized world. It will also address cultural issues such as gender, post colonial critique, re-qualification of public spaces, and growing value in the economical system. Topics in detail:
art history survey of Modern and Contemporary art: artists, movements, new techniques and ideas
how we do define a “work of art” in the midst of the heterogeneity of the contemporary artistic production
traditional “Fine Arts” and new technological media
new relationships between art and public
critical approaches in post modern times: gender, postcolonial, social, post medial
how work contemporary arts museums
new strategies in the diffusion and communication of art through international events: exhibitions, biennials, fairs, and web communication
Lectures with the support of ppt presentations. Analysis of works of art and case studies, group discussions. Meetings in class with curators invited. Field trips in the near area.
The course will be articulated in two sections: the first one more introductory and discursive, the second one participative and focused on history cases and good practices.
Students will be also invited to visit exhibitions and art collections available in the area.
The oral exam will consist of a discussion on topic discussed in the class and on the bibliography assigned. The exam will begin with a subject chosen by the student and will continue with two or more questions made by the professor on the program.The exam will evaluate
the knowledge of the assigned texts
the ability of critical argumentation with use of correct terminology
Non attending students will read two texts among the optional essays listed above.
Erasmus students can arrange a shorter program with the professor.
The course will start on March 29th, 2021