Art since 1960

lhart2350  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Art since 1960
5 credits
30.0 h
Streitberger Alexander;
A course of art of the 20th century and/or the course LARKE1456 Arts et civilisations : arts visuels des temps modernes et de l'époque contemporaine.
Main themes
This class discusses specific trends and issues within contemporary visual art since the 1960s. Based on case studies, it provides and encourages the close analysis of visual artworks within their historical, theoretical and social contexts.
The themes, which may vary from year to year, include, for example, intermediality as the fusion of different artistic genre and media, the place of the artist and his work within today's society, questions of spectatorship.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


The course will deepen the knowledge about the production and the aesthetic concepts in contemporary art.
It is the aim of the seminar that the student develops a critical sense and analytical methods as well as the ability to deal with a specific subject in contemporary art.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This year, the class will discuss the art and the discourse of 'Postmodernism'.
Based on the reading of seminal texts (Jencks, Krauss, Crimp, Owens, Jameson) and a series of case studies, historical and historiographical questions are addressed in order to provide a deep understanding of the relationship between modernism and postmodernism and the place of artistic production and art theory in the second half of the 20th century.
Teaching methods
Talks will be given by the teacher + papers by students.
It is expected that the students familiarize themselves with the topics by reading one or more related articles before each session.
A list of articles will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Evaluation methods
Presentation of texts and oral exam.
Other information
Online resources
ppt + texts on iCampus
Hal Foster, (sous la dir. de), Postmodern Culture, London, Pluto Press, 1985.
Charles Harrison & Paul Wood (sous la dir. de), Art en Théorie 1900 ' 1990, Paris, Hazan, 1997 : Idées du postmodernisme (Lyotard, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Owens, Hal Foster, Sherrie Levine, Barbara Kruger, Frederic Jameson, Edward Said).
Fredric Jameson, Le postmodernisme ou La logique culturelle du capitalisme tardif ; traduit de l'américain par Florence Nevoltry (Postmodernism or The cultural logic of late capitalism), Paris : Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, 2007.
Brian Wallis (sous la dir. de), Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation, New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology : General