HOA380.3 Theory of the Avant-Garde

Taught in Spanish at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica; may not be offered every semester. The course aims to develop an approach to the European and Latin American vanguards that developed different responses to the problems of modern art. From the criticism of the museum institution to the dematerialization of the object, the twentieth century witnessed an epistemic transformation that affected ways of representing reality and the mimetic language, the space-time configuration of subjectivity and theoretical breaks with artistic criteria. The images served to experimental trends sought to challenge both the canon and to the cultural industry and this process meant a strong self-reflexivity of art and the construction of a critical discourse on the idea of aesthetic modernity. (UC code: ESO240C)

Department: Art History

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3