This course examines the visual perception of space within the parameter of the possible relationships between space, time and cultural environment.
One of the objectives is to activate the students’ visual perception and to redefine their individual creative mechanisms. It is also aimed at helping the students assimilate, through the theoretical analysis of the creative process, but mostly through practice with different expressive means and techniques, a visual perception of space.
The nature of the decisions pertaining to any creative act in visual arts, is demonstrated; these creative attempts are approached both on a practical level, through the personal choices of the student, and on a theoretical level.
At the same time, this course familiarizes students with the various materials, their properties and the relationships between different materials and techniques; it also encourages the students’ awareness of the contribution of scientific knowledge in the creative act.
Teaching method: Lectures on the phenomena of contemporary artistic creation including references to the conditions that allowed their production and recognition, practical experimentation with various materials and techniques employed in contemporary art practices - not excluding the use of different mediums-, followed by dialogue-analysis of the produced exercises-projects.
Greek and foreign artists will discuss critical issues on contemporary visual arts.