In their ambition to capture “real life,” Japanese painters, poets, novelists and photographers of the nineteenth century collaborated in ways seldom explored by their European contemporaries. This course offers learners the chance to encounter and appreciate behavior, moral standards and some of the material conditions surrounding Japanese artists in [...]
This course is designed to help build critical skills that support theme-based teaching practices and build confidence in incorporating modern and contemporary art into interdisciplinary lesson plans. By addressing themes and questions that arise in relation to modern and contemporary art, the course will help you to [...]
What is contemporary art? In this course, you’ll consider this question through more than 70 works of art made between 1980 and the present, with a focus on art from the past decade. You’ll hear directly from artists, architects, and designers from around the globe about their creative processes, [...]
This course is for activists, artists, and thinkers who wish to better understand and participate in social change. We will focus on the prolific and exciting overlap between socially engaged art and cultural practices generated by recent social movements around the world. Rather than assess the political efficacy of [...]
Este curso es para activistas, artistas y pensadores que deseen entender mejor el cambio social y participar en él. El contenido del curso enfoca en la coincidencia prolífica y emocionante entre el arte socialmente comprometido y prácticas culturales generadas por recientes movimientos sociales en todo el mundo. Más que [...]
Explore what it means to resist in contemporary art and politics. Explore how art movements have inspired political activism. What’s the link between art and activism? This course introduces ideas and practices of resistance, and the relationship between art and politics.
Las últimas décadas han supuesto un gran cambio para las Artes Escénicas. En este curso nos proponemos realizar un repaso por las principales figuras que forman parte de la escena contemporánea en el ámbito teatral. Asimismo estudiaremos las claves y aspectos que determinan las características que reúnen cada una [...]
Find out about inspiring projects created by Chinese artists to address important social issues, with this free online course. China has experienced dramatic changes over the past four decades - while the country is becoming more affluent, it’s also facing complex social issues. A number of Chinese artists have [...]
urse is divided into two modules. The first module deals with the themes of history and art criticism in the 19th and the 20th centuries, with particular attention to the movements so-called "Avant-garde", in Italy, in Europe and in the United States.
This course will survey contemporary art, starting with the 1960s and concluding in 2010. While the focus is on Western art and culture, we will also explore a selection of contemporary art and artistic practices around the globe, which have become increasingly influential in the definition of contemporary [...]