Objectives and competences
What is the current role of the artist? How does art relate to public space and community? What are the main references for current art? What role does globalization play in art projects? The Contemporary Art Context Expert answers these questions by speaking about the contemporary artistic world and considering the heterogeneity of points of view they encompass. With a practical and professional orientation, it opens the analysis towards the multiple elements that make up the artistic landscape, allowing professional development in the field of contemporary art.
This postgraduate course forms part of the master's degree or postgraduate degree
Objectives and competences
- To demonstrate the complexity of contemporary art production by analysing the major movements, artists and contexts.
- To learn how to analyse the current situation in the field of art criticism: trends, creative contexts, the new global situation, art centres, galleries, fairs and events.
- To learn how to recognise the individual strategies that artists use to find their place in the market and to manage their careers.
- To learn to appraise the decisions taken by artists on the public projection of their work.
- To understand the role of cultural agents in contemporary art.
- To understand the role of economics in the area of culture and public funds.
- To learn how to identify the most recent forms of art production, related to the city and the specific context of the community.
- To learn how to recognise tactics of intervention, occupation and construction of an alternative public space in urban contexts.
- To analyse attitudes, processes and art production relating to architecture, urban development and the urban community.
- To understand and learn how to use terms and descriptions correctly to analyse this type of temporary productions, and participate in specific contexts in the form of postproduction.
- To learn how to consult various contributions on the relationships between art, architecture and community.
- To reconsider and know how to interpret the new links between art producer and the public, art production and the market, art and political action, and art and reality.
- To learn how to recognise the new definition of the global situation.
- To learn how to establish conceptual bridges between the global situation and the institutional fabric of contemporary art.
- To understand the general functioning of art structures.
- To understand some key examples (such as those of Mexico and Scandinavia) and learn to analyse other contexts.
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profile
- Collectors, gallery owners, managers of private and institutional collections, art teachers, investment consultants, museum curators, specialists in restoration and conservation, journalists, historians, critics, art dealers and cultural managers.
- Anybody who wishes to become a part of the contemporary art world.
Access requirements and conditions
The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.