The course focuses on the critical-historical presentation of the main features of modernity, i.e. the post-Renaissance paradigm. Some of the relevant stages in the development of stylistic formations in modernity, including romanticism, realism and symbolism, will be critically unpacked. Based on this knowledge, students gain an analytical view of European modernism and historical avant-gardes, including their allies such as radical political parties. The conflict between nationalism and cosmopolitanism provides a lens through which to examine numerous styles of trans-Atlantic appropriation of historical avant-gardes, which, in turn, makes it possible to address the paradox of the autonomous institution of art today, in a world that is the “consequence of modernity”: art has retained its autonomous form but has been substantially integrated into the circuits of global capitalism and its attendant “multicultural logic”.
Textile Engineering, Graphic Communication and Textile Design (TGT)