INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ART

FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES, CONCEPTS AND MOVEMENTS
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Tuesdays, 19th June '18 to 17th July '18 | 7-9pm 

$300 (Including GST) for 5 sessions

Early Bird Promotion until 10th June '18: $220 (Including GST) 

This five session series will provide an introduction to the definition, nature and basic foundations of Contemporary Art. It will review the transition from the “Modern” to the “Contemporary” and it will analyse major issues in the agenda of Contemporary Art, with references to essential art movements and particular artists from the 1960's till today.

 

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1. THE PATH FROM MODERN TO CONTEMPORARY ART

Session by Rubén de la Nuez

19th June '18 | 7-9pm

 Definition of ‘Modernism’ vs. ‘Avant-Garde’ (Pablo Picasso vs. Marcel Duchamp). 1960’s Pop Art as the articulation of Modernism and Avant-garde

 

Case studies of prominent artists include: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg…

2. ART AS IDEA

Session by Rubén de la Nuez

26th June '18 | 7-9pm

Conceptual Art Movement (art about art), anti-art, non-aesthetical or rational art. Relationship between art and language. Research-based art.

 

Case studies of prominent artists include: John Cage, Piero Manzoni, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer…

3. ART AS ATTITUDE

Session by Rubén de la Nuez

3rd July '18 | 7-9pm

The artist as a work of art. Performance art, Happening, Body Art. Case studies: Fluxus, Gilbert & George, Chris Burden, Joseph Beuys, Marina Abramović, Amanda Heng…

4. ART AS MATERIAL

Session by Rubén de la Nuez

10th July '18 | 7-9pm

Minimalism, Land Art, Arte Povera, Abject Art and other artistic movements engaged with aesthetical and symbolic qualities of artistic materials. Case studies: Lucio Fontana, Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Dieter Roth, Doris Salcedo…

5. ART AS COMMODITY

Session by Rubén de la Nuez

17th July '18 | 7-9pm

 Art market and the exchange value of the artwork as subject matter for art. Case studies: Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama…

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