Contemporary Italian Culture - Museums, Art and Fashion WH-KON-ContItalCult
The course presents selected issues related to contemporary Italian culture in the context of museology, art and fashion. The introduction defines the genesis of the phenomena connected with the emergence of the avant-garde and defines the development of new art centres. The changes in the perception of modern art are shown against the background of the development of classical art. The considerations are accompanied by a review of new centres - Milan and Turin. The seminar also presents the cultural changes in the most important Italian centres - Venice, Rome and Florence - adapting them to the needs of contemporary art and exhibition. The most important creators of art and fashion active in Italy are discussed. The course concludes with an overview of the most important modern museum centres, their exhibition strategies and the ways in which they have attracted visitors to contemporary culture.
(in Polish) E-Learning
(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych
Learning outcome code/codes
Type of subject
H1A_W01 the student has basic knowledge on the importance of the humanities and their place on the map of other studies, understands the specific character of the subject and its methodology
H1A_W10 the student has basic knowledge of the cultural institutions and contemporary cultural life.
H1A_U01 the student can search for information, analyze, and select date using various scientific methods.
30 h - class participation
60 h - class preparation
30 h - reading
60 h - exam preparation
Final Presentation via MOODLE
Max. 2 absences.
FOR 5 - student knows excellent the questions of architecture, art, and design chronology and can recognize and name the leading cultural sites and museum based on visual material. Knows well all the leading fashion brands and figures.
FOR 4 - student knows well the questions of architecture, art, and museum chronology and can partially recognize and name the leading cultural sites and museums based on visual material. Knows some of the leading fashion brands and figures.
FOR 3 - student knows basic questions of architecture, art, and design chronology and can vaguely recognize and name the leading cultural sites and museums based on visual material. Partially knows some of the leading fashion brands, artists, and museums.
FOR 2 - student does not know the required questions of architecture, art, and design chronology, cannot recognize and name the leading cultural sites and museums based on visual material. Does not know leading fashion brands and artists, and museums.
Raul A. Barreneche, New Museums, New York 2005.
Bettina Messias Carbonell [ed.], Museum studies: an anthology of contexts, Malden 2006.
Jonathan Harris, Globalization and contemporary art, Malden 2011.
Terry Smith, Contemporary art: world currents, London 2011.
Chris van Uffelen, Contemporary museums: architecture, history, collection, Salenstein 2011.
Claire Wilcox, Valerie Mendes, Modern fashion in detail, London 2002.
Anna Wiśnicka, Polish-Italian Design Dualism. Artistic Projects by Dorota Koziara, „PL.IT / Rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi”, 08/2017, p. 160-175.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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