2023-2024 / HAAR0126-1

In-depth questions of art history from 1960 to the present day


30h SEM, 8h FT Tr. Pr.

Number of credits

 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : archeometrics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Julie Bawin

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course, dedicated to the analysis of creation from 1960 until today, aims to explore the major artistic tendencies s of this period by focusing on:

- the artistic movements ofrom 1960 until today

- the current trends in the world of museum exhibitions ;

- fundamental notions and concepts such as "Postmodernity", "Institutional Criticism", "artification"...;

- major currents of thought such as Postcolonial Studies;

- the major changes in the "world" of contemporary art (globalization, institutionalization, the rise of fairs and biennials, new intermediaries of art, etc.)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Through the questions and subjects that it addresses, this course aims to provide students with training leading to a specialization in the field of the history of contemporary art.

By the end of this course, students will have acquired the knowledge essential for understanding and interpreting the major trends in international contemporary art.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

It is preferable that the student has already taken a general course on the history of twentieth century art.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods

This course has the advantage and interest of involving several specialists and actors in the contemporary art world. In addition to the lessons given by the teacher, there are lectures by researchers, art world professionals and, wherever possible, artists.

By bringing in outside speakers, the aim is to provide a concrete opening onto research in contemporary art history and the realities of the field.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

See : http://cipl82.philo.ulg.ac.be/horaires

Recommended or required readings

Readings are recommended throughout the seminar.

No syllabus, but a powerpoint communicated to students through the "support de cours" tab

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral exam in January
Student participation in debates is taken into account

The evaluation covers the following main aspects:

  • Knowledge of historical and theoretical data explained in the course;
  • The student's transverse vision of the material taught;
ATTENTION: in the case of distance examinations, assessment will be carried out via videoconference.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course is given in the first term on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Salle du Conseil (Historical Sciences Department, top floor).

A calendar showing the theme of each course of the seminar is communicated from the first class


Professor : Julie BAWIN


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