Introduction to Modern and Contemporay Art

360 lei

Period: 25 Mar – 15 Apr (4 sessions)
Category: Weekly on Mondays (19:00 – 21:00)
Instructor: Cristina Bogdan
Venue: AlbAlb (1 Şerban Petrescu St., Bucharest)

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The ideal course if you want to develop a basis for understanding contemporary art!

Use the opportunity to get acquainted with modern art and avant-garde movements, learn about the context in which they were born, the main features and representatives.

At this course you will study:

  • Modernity and modern art
  • The avant-garde of the beginning of the twentieth century
  • The post-war American avant-garde
  • Conceptual art and minimalism

After the course, your visits to art museums will get a whole new dimension!


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Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art looks at the crystallizing of modern art as the first instance of a global and globalized art ((the end of the 19th century – the middle of the 20th century).

In the two introductory meetings, we discuss the concept of modernity, as well as the notion of modern art, referring to the Impressionist and post-Impressionist art of Western Europe. We also look at the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century, both in the West and the rest of the world (Eastern Europe, South America, Asia), trying to understand the exchanges that took place between these spaces, the circulation of ideas and artists against the backdrop of two world wars and the end of the colonial period.

At the third meeting we will focus on the post-war American avant-garde to better understand the premises of conceptual art and minimalism. These will be discussed at the last meeting, with reference to America, as well as Europe, Asia and South America, without forgetting the Soviet-influenced countries, where the conceptual art of that period was discovered only in the 90s .


25 Mar

Modernity and modern art

1 Apr

The avant-garde of the beginning of the twentieth century

8 Apr

The post-war American avant-garde

15 Apr

Conceptual art and minimalism


Cristina Bogdan

Cristina Bogdan was born in 1985 in Bucharest, where she lives and works.

In 2014, she founded ODD (, a space of contemporary art, education and research in Bucharest. The program of the space includes residences, exhibitions, seminars, discussions, reading groups, projection sessions, with local and international artists.

From 2014, Cristina is an online editor of the ARTA Magazine (, which aims to map the Romanian contemporary art. She also coordinated two editions of the magazine: on British art in 2014 and on hybrids in 2017. From 2017, she organizes together with Klara Pelouskova (Artalk, Czech Republic), Gergely Nagy (Artportal, Hungary) and Karolina Plinta (Szum, Poland) a residency program for young art critics entitled East Art Mags.

Cristina was lecturer in Contemporary Art at the London College of Communication and the University for Creative Arts Farnham. She graduated in History of Art and Philosophy from the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne and from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris.

Registration Info


The course consists of 4 sessions, that take place weekly on Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm. The course is conducted in Romanian. This is a course for amateurs, for recreation and personal development. It is not a certified course and it does not train you to become an art critic or historian.


Booking of a place at the course is subject to the full payment of the course fee. The course fee can be paid on the website by card through a secured card payment system.

Course places are limited. A minimum of 10 participants is required to organize the course.


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If you are no longer able to attend a course you have enrolled in, you must notify the retraction at least 10 working days before the course begins to qualify for a course fee refund. If the withdrawal is made after this date, regardless of whether the course started or not, the amount of the course fee is not refunded.