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Transcript of Contemporary Art
Stephanie Im 8A
MYP VISUAL ARTS B1
living or occurring
at the same time
contemporary art ->
art that is contemporary to us
in other words,
art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes.
Art from the 1960s or '70s up until now
May 04, 1958
February 16, 1990
Contemporary Graffiti art
birth, death, sexuality and war
New York City street culture of the 1980s
Always wanted to make his work more accessible to the public.
Characteristics & Concepts
Conventions and Intentions
February 15, 1970
Contemporary Graffiti art,
contemporary graphic designer
political issues,supports social causes and opposes corporate influence, propaganda posters
Designed the iconic “Hope” poster for President Barack Obama
Contemporary artist (sculptor) and filmmaker
theatrical production, chaos, festivity, rebirth, beauty
Famous for his social collaboration where he has his friends and family helping him to create his works.
speaks to the dramatic social, political and technological changes of the last 50 years
questions many of society’s values and assumptions
tendency of postmodernism
artistic innovation and originality
has become more diverse and cannot be easily defined through a list of visual characteristics, artistic themes or cultural concerns
Art from the Impressionists (around 1880s) up until 1960s~1970s
when artists began challenging the traditional academic view of art and looking at the world differently
concept of artists banding together to create a lasting impact
Art since the 1960s~1970s up until now
artists who are still living and still producing work
With the availability of the internet and high speed communications, contemporary artists have access to a very big range of cultures and communities and their works can be exposed to the public very easily. As a result, relationships to place, people, ideas and geography have been revised and developed. This continues to be explored and developed.
Developed from Postmodern art which was a successor of Modern Art (Modern Art -> Postmodern Art -> Contemporary Art)
In English, contemporary and modern are synonyms so people confuse these two periods of art easily.
Postmodern art's characteristics were quite similar to contemporary art and it was the stage that connected modern and contemporary art.
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a method or style often used in literature, art, the theatre etc to achieve a particular effect.
to develop relationships between places, people, and ideas. To explore new styles of art and to speak to the community about social, political and technological changes of the last 50 years. To create a dialogue with popular culture.
active exposure to the public
relating to the public