SOCIOLOGY OF ART (unit A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is aimed at bridging the gap between different approaches to art, through the contribution of theoretical hypotheses that prevent this dangerous reductionism that threatens to make art a variable totally dependent or totally independent of culture. Certainly this is an approach that can not offer anything if taken a priori, ie. before and independently of any knowledge of the empirical phenomenology. Rather, it is from the latter that it is possible to find elements for the construction of wider theories, as culture is not just the seat of values and ideas but also an ensemble of concrete events which, if taken as an object of study, can then enable the development of hypotheses even on value and symbolic systems.
Course contents summary
Course Title: Artisti si nasce o si diventa?
The course is organised in two parts: one aesthetic (with regard to art) and the other sociological (with regard to the audience). The objective is to provide a clear picture of the key players in the regulation of the art system. As a matter of fact, the level of sociological observation makes it possible to develop certain oft neglected themes of the complex artistic phenomenon.
The course is organised in a module of 5 credits.
Kriz O Kurz, E. La leggenda dell’artista. Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 1989.
D.Bertasio, ed., Immagini sociali dell'arte, Dedalo, Bari, 1998.
Tessarolo, M., ed. L’arte contemporanea e il suo pubblico. Teorie e ricerche. Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2009.
A. Vettese, Ma questo è un quadro, Il valore dell'arte contemporanea, Carocci, Rome, 2005.