Art and Politics: From Dada to the Present
This course will help you make meaningful connections between a range of artists, movements, ideas, socio-historical events and ethical issues. We will cover a broad art historical period, from late18th century Romanticism to today...
Taught by: Richard Osborne, Paul O'Kane.
This course will help you make meaningful connections between a range of artists, movements, ideas, socio-historical events and ethical issues. We will cover a broad art historical period, from late18th century Romanticism to today.
- You will explore 20th century art, ideas and events that continue to shape critical tendencies in contemporary art.
- You will be able to relate those ideas and trends to the work of artists by visiting London’s museum collections, temporary exhibitions and contemporary art shows.
- Plus, we will explore the readings of some classic art critics such as Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire, and Nicholas Bourriaud.
Entry requirements: None, apart from an interest in art movements and the ideas underpinning them.
Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries.
Richard Osborne is a lecturer in critical theory, art theory, philosophy and film at Camberwell, Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication. Author of ‘Film Theory for Beginners’ (2014) and ‘Philosophy for Beginners’ (1990) and some 25 other works on culture, art, philosophy, Britishness, and theories of the Universe. Richard presently teaches film theory at LCC.
Paul O'Kane is an artist, writer and lecturer who has consistently engaged with art, art theory and art history as vehicles for social critique and political change. But he tends to investigate his theme 'in the round', considering it both historically and formally as well as in terms of contemporary practices.
Paul runs several courses and seminars across the University of the Arts London, including a Level Two undergraduate seminar at Camberwell college titled 'Art, Politics & Revolution'. Paul has also taught and supervised dissertations on the Art & Politcs MA at Goldsmiths College.
There is no specific materials list for this course. A list will be sent nearer the time or materials will be discussed on the first day of the course.