Contemporary Art Today: Rewriting the Past
Contemporary artists have a unique relationship to history—their work can be both history in-the-making, and retrospective. In our current moment, the questioning and refashioning of art of the past is particularly urgent. This course will not just examine how contemporary artists revisit art historical tropes, but will also investigate artists’ involvement in deep historical inquiry. The artists we will discuss both shape history and engage with its elasticity, transforming the way we think about art and its relationship to history.
This course will be delivered seminar-style online in our virtual classroom via Zoom. All participants will receive login details on how to access the course before it commences.
What you will learn
• An overview of modern and contemporary art in today's market
• The comparative themes within contemporary art between influential artists past and present
• An understanding of how contemporary artworks prompt a re-evaluation of traditional genres