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
Giovanna Brambilla
Fall of welfare and narratives of social fragility

February 16, 2022 – Special Guest
Claudio Musso
Japanese art and contemporary Japanisms

March 2, 2022 – Special Guest
Claudio Musso
Art, protest and conflict

March 16, 2022
Silvia Gervasoni
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
Silvia Gervasoni
Sign and writing: when words become art

April 27, 2022
Silvia Gervasoni
Self-portrait: the mirror and the mask

May 11, 2022 – Special Guest
Claudia D’Alonzo
Cinema effect in contemporary art: moving images between installations, performances and urban spaces

May 25, 2022
Manuela Bandini
Art in public space

June 1, 2022 – Special Guest
Domenico Quaranta
Art in the post-digital age

September 14, 2022
Manuela Bandini
Classification, cataloging and archiving of lost things

September 28, 2022
Manuela Bandini
Art and design between poetics of the object and aestheticization of the useful

October 12, 2022 – Special Guest
Fabiola Naldi
Processes and relationships between work and viewer

October 26, 2022 – Special Guest
Fabiola Naldi
African art in the new millennium

November 9, 2022
Manuela Bandini
Ecological thinking in the third millennium

On a date to be determined
Guided tour of the exhibition
The Impermanent Collection #3.0