This course is aimed at artists and curators, but also researchers from different social fields who want to deepen their knowledge of political art and the role of artists and curators as an active part in the critical transformation of contemporary society. The convergences between the sphere of activism and that of art will be analyzed, through case studies of artists active on the political front with their practice. We will critically observe the phenomenon of aestheticization in traditional activism and try to define the differences between artistic activism and political art.
The aim of the course is to originate a critical thought in the practice of curatorship and art, undermining the role of the artist from creator of images to active figure in social transformations, through a continuous comparison between the participants and with artists invited to share their vision during online video lessons.
The course, structured in four modules, will alternate moments of deepening and sharing with others of practical exercises for the creation and confrontation of contents.