Modern Russian art

Course authors and lecturers

Polina Valeryevna Zotova

Art historian, research associate, Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

Graduated from the History faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Art History and Theory Department. Area of expertise: history of art, museum pedagogics, cross-disciplinary trends in modern art and cross-disciplinary methods of teaching, art-therapy.

Alesya Evgenyevna Miyuzova

Psychologist, researcher. Grant nominee of the Russian Science Foundation for "Existential psychology: paradigms closing in", Moscow City Psychology and Pedagogics University.

Graduated from the Psychology faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Nowadays she is a student of the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Faculty of MCPPU. Specialization: "Children and family psychotherapy" (Subject of dissertation: "Special aspects of perception of ambiguous conceptual modern art items by children and adults"). Area of expertise: methods of teaching history of art and culture to children, interdisciplinary approach in teaching and researching activities, child psychotherapy, art therapy, general and developmental psychology, visual research in psychology, modern culture, and interactivity.

About the course

How old is modern art? What can a modern art work be made of? And, finally, what is modern art?

This course introduces its participants, adults and teenagers, to key terms and forms of 20th century art, as well as the art work concepts of leading modern artists. We will speculate on what is more important - a skill or an idea, can an artwork consist of emptiness and on why and for whom modern art exists.

Course structure

1. Introduction to modern art.

2. Picture, collage, object.

3. Installation. Art in an urban environment and outside it.

4. Performance.

5. Photo. Video. Media.

6. Concept. Advisor. Critic. Museum. Art gallery.

Purpose of the course

By becoming familiar with the best modern art works, we will try to understand how and why radical changes of themes and genres of 20th century art have occurred. Collating knowledge of the sources, forms and methods of modern art will help us see how the development of art is related to the history of our country.

Course results

Obtaining skills for research of different art movements and materials, pilot testing the new knowledge, which results in approaching the tasks set freely and creatively, finding ways to apprehend the social realm and transferring this realm in art purposes, creating your own works. And, of course, it also results in the ability to start talking and writing about art works competently.


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