Odissea nell’Arte – Afternoon-Millennium Edition is the special and concluding edition of a three-year course that, from 2019 to 2021, starting from prehistory, brought us to contemporaneity. In this fourth year, the focus goes to the current art scene, to grasp its changing appearance, orient oneself in its coordinates, identify crucial themes, and equip oneself with the ability to grasp new trends, and frame known artists and emerging figures with awareness.
Lecturers for the course are Giovanna Brambilla, Head of Education Department at GAMeC; Manuela Bandini, GAMeC Museum Educator, Architect and professor at the “F. Lussana” Scientific High School; and Silvia Gervasoni, Educator at the Accademia Carrara and professor at the “Paolo Sarpi” Classical High School.
Many are this year’s “Special Guests” called to address complex junctures and issues with wide-ranging interventions: Domenico Quaranta, curator and art critic; Claudia D’Alonzo, curator, art critic and professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti G. Carrara in Bergamo and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano; Claudio Musso and Fabiola Naldi, curators, art critics and professors at the Accademia di Belle Arti G. Carrara di Bergamo; and Anna Chiara Cimoli, art historian, ABCittà affiliate and researcher in Contemporary Art History at the University of Bergamo.
A visit to the exhibition The Impermanent Collection #3.0 will be organized for the students and students, on a date to be determined.
February 2, 2022
Fall of welfare and narratives of social fragility
February 16, 2022 – Special Guest
Japanese art and contemporary Japanisms
March 2, 2022 – Special Guest
Art, protest and conflict
March 16, 2022
Manipulated, fragmented, discouraged: the political bodies of contemporary art
March 30, 2022 – Special Guest
Anna Chiara Cimoli
Walls, migrations, possible worlds: contemporary art and evidence of disobedience
April 13, 2022
Sign and writing: when words become art
April 27, 2022
Self-portrait: the mirror and the mask
May 11, 2022 – Special Guest
Cinema effect in contemporary art: moving images between installations, performances and urban spaces
May 25, 2022
Art in public space
June 1, 2022 – Special Guest
Art in the post-digital age
September 14, 2022
Classification, cataloging and archiving of lost things
September 28, 2022
Art and design between poetics of the object and aestheticization of the useful
October 12, 2022 – Special Guest
Processes and relationships between work and viewer
October 26, 2022 – Special Guest
African art in the new millennium
November 9, 2022
Ecological thinking in the third millennium
On a date to be determined
Guided tour of the exhibition
The Impermanent Collection #3.0
Aimed at a wide audience of art-loving adults, interested young people who do not cover this subject in school, teachers eager for a course that can fill a knowledge gap, and retirees with a penchant for this subject, our “Odyssey” is designed like a map, to provide the essential cultural coordinates in the light of which to decipher and deepen one’s passions, to enable one to read the places one passes through, the exhibitions one visits, the works one likes.
The meetings will be held online, on GAMeC’s Zoom platform.
It will also be possible to follow the lectures asynchronously. In that case, the completion of an evaluation questionnaire will allow certification of the hours of attendance of the individual lectures.
February 2 to November 9, 2022
15 meetings, every 2 weeks, on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 pm.
The participation fee is €180.000 per year (reduced: €160.00).
Categories eligible for the reduction are indicated on the registration form.
The course has a limited number of participants – max. 60 enrolled – and will be activated when 20 participants are reached.
No booklets are provided.
At the end of the course a certificate of participation and attendance will be issued by the museum with certification of the hours of attendance.
The course is recognized by the Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori della Provincia di Bergamo.
For further information