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May 11
10:00 - 13:00
Artist and Society
Short courses at Medway

Study morning: 11 May 2019

Saturday: 10:00-13:00

Location: Medway Campus

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This seminar will investigate how art has changed the way we see our world and how the artist's role in our society has changed. The focus will be art works from the 1920s until now, including works by Otto Dix, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Josef Beuys, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Ruwedel, Dara McGrath.

During the seminar we will explore artworks that can be seen as a response to their social and political context. We will investigate how art has changed the way we see our world and how the artist's role in our society has changed. Art offers a possibility to hold up a mirror to life, it is able to raise awareness about social ideals, political issues and historical realities.

The seminar will focus on artists' ideas about their role in society and their hopes to start a process of debate and change through their art works.We will examine traditional artworks (painting, sculpture, drawing) as well as installations, film and photography that highlight aspects of the social reality in which they were made. We will explore how these artworks convey a "message" to the public and find out how this is perceived and how this perception has changed over time.

The seminar will investigate art works from the 1920s until now, including works by Otto Dix, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Josef Beuys, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Ruwedel, Dara McGrath.The study morning aims to provide the opportunity to learn to judge an artwork by appearance, access its meaning and art historical context, and for you to make the most of your next museum visits.

 Additional information

This seminar is for everyone who has an admiration for art and an interest in art history.

There will be discussion activities during the course. 

 About the tutor

Dr Katia Mai holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Sussex and an MA in Art History, Classical Archaeology and Pre- and Early European History from the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany. Her PhD explored the traceable influence of paintings and sculptures on contemporary photography and its embedment in the wider art world. Her current academic research interests focuses on the history, theory of photography and the influence of photographic aesthetics in the fine arts from Realism until Postmodernity.

Location

Medway Campus,
University of Kent,
Chatham Maritime,
Kent,
ME4 4AG
United Kingdom
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Details

£17.50



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