From Performance and Pop to Post Modern and the Global Art Scene - 1969 onwards
Led by art historian and curator Andrea Mattiello, this new Modern and Contemporary Art Series comprises of four short courses that survey the ideas, aims, materials and techniques of modern art from 1870 to the work being made by artists today. This course can be taken individually or can be completed as a full four part series.
This short course looks at artworks being made from the late sixties up until the present day. It explores the relationship of art to history and to mass media, with lectures on Performance Art, and how Pop Art mediated popular visual culture into high-culture. In the last part of the course participants will have the opportunity to analyse the nature of Young British Artists, the diffuse condition of Postmodernity, and Contemporary Chinese Art in the globalised art communities of the post-1989 world.
24 February – Performative Practices
3 March – Pop Art
10 March – 20th Century Photography
17 March – Young British Artists
24 March – Post Modernism
31 March – Contemporary Chinese Art
This course will be delivered online via Zoom.
What you will learn:
• A deeper understanding of the artists and the art produced from the sixties to the Post-Modern world
• How to express thoughts and opinions about contemporary art within its historical and sociological context
• How to research and write from an art historical perspective about these major artistic periods
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.