Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Contemporary Arts: Neo-Avantgardes12340/3027/2324/1/50
Study guide

Contemporary Arts: Neo-Avantgardes

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Van den Broeck Bob
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


(previously registered for Art and cultural history before 1500 AND previously registered for Art and cultural history 1500-1800) OR previously registered for Art History and Contemporary Art 1.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student can independently process various forms of information about artistic topicality into an up-to-date frame of reference.
BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student can situate the oeuvre of a self-chosen visual artist from this period and interpret it in a personal way.
The student can use his art-historical knowledge as a frame of reference.
The student knows and understands the Western art developments of the forties, fifties and sixties of the 20th century.

Course content

A documentary overview of the recent Western art developments of the forties, fifties and sixties of the 20th century, supplemented with an overview of the recent exhibitions, events and publications in relation to the contemporary visual arts. Currents that will be discussed are Cobra, Abstract expressionism, Situationism, Nouveau Réalisme, Fluxus, Happening, Popart and Minima Art. We will look into the history of exhibitions and publications, as well as the key representatives of these developments.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials26,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours64,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series100,00