History and Theory of Arts (LT)

The course aims to analyze the development of public art and critical theory from 1945 till now. Students will engage in critical debates on art and propaganda, monuments and anti-monumentality, a postmodern museum, identity and memory, site-specificity, urban interventions, street art, protest art and new curatorial strategies. The critical analysis of texts by Henri Lefebvre “Production of Space”, Michel Foucault “Of Other Spaces”, Rosalind Krauss “Sculpture in the Expanded Field”, Douglas Crimp “Redefining Site-specificity” and Rosalyn Deutsche “Agoraphobia” will be combined with case studies of influential public art examples by artists Richard Serra and Robert Smithson, among others.

Lecturer Laima Kreivytė