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Spanish Art
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Barcelona, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Art History 300 English 3 45 N/A


This program focuses on Spanish Art within the context of Europe from the 1970s, when the change of government in Spain brought about a new style and a new way of thinking. The relation between society and art made this period one of the most interesting art periods in Spain, and the new tendencies and artists of the time are still part of the country's values today.


1- Art in the 70’s: Ephemeral Art reinvidication exhibition When the attitudes

became art Harald Szeemann, Suisse 1968.

1.1 Arte Povera: return to the use of poor and/or organic materials

1.2 Land Art: integration of art in the landscape

1.3 Conceptual Art: domination of the concept over the shape

1.4 Spanish Conceptual Art: Collection of the Museum of Contemporary art of

Barcelona (MACBA): Antoni Llena, Grup de treball, Antoni Muntades,

Francesc Abad, Fina Miralles, Francesc Torres, Àngels Ribé…

2- Art in the 80’s: Return to the painting surface

2.1 The role of the big exhibitions in the international art situation: change of

the art taste: Documenta of Kassel, 1982, Biennale of Venetia, ARCO of


2.2 New painting Movements: German Neo-expressionism, Italian


2.2 Spanish painters: Miquel Barceló, Garcia Sevilla, Victor Mira, José María

Sicilia, Broto…. Victoria Civera, Juan Uslé, Cristina Iglesias, Juan Muñoz

2.3 New generation of sculptors.

3- Art in the 90’s: Neo conceptual art

3.1 Photography Art

3.2 Performance Art

3.3 Installation Art

3.4 Video Art

3.5 Spanish art situation

4- The new strategies in art.

4.1 London de Saatchi collection: young neo- surrealist British artist

4.2 Palais of Tokio, Paris: Relation Art

4.3 Spanish post-living art: Marcel·lí Antúnez, Ana Laura Alaez, Dora Garcia,

Maria Ruido, Eulàlia Valldosera..

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