Postmodernism & Contemporary Art (Canon (Richard Serra, One Ton Prop…
Postmodernism & Contemporary Art
Figurative art, emergence of multimedia art, performance art
What makes art into art?
Sartre & existentialism
Mediatized consumption society
The Big Three
Crisis of legitimitation
No 'one truth', everything is subjective
Plurality of perspectives
Embrace insecurity and doubt
'Art is framed in a theory of what art should be'
Reality vs Hyperreality
No distinction with fiction
Era of neo-capitalism
Figurative art (Pop Art)
Consumption society 1950s, embraced by pop artists
Traditional boundaries between high and low art are played with
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Campbell's Soup Cans
handpainted - made something mass produced into something unique
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-77)
Comics were not seen as art - he switched that
Sculpture; Claes Oldenburg
, Abstract expressionism, action painting (modernist! 1st half 20th c.)
, Abstract expressionism, Colourfield, 2nd half 20th
, abstract expressionism, hard edge, 2nd half 20th c.
, Neo-Dada, 2nd half 20th c.
, pop art, 2nd half 20th c.
One Ton Prop (House of Cards)
, minimalism, 2nd half 20th c.
Christ & Jeanne-Claude,
, Land Art, 2nd half 20th c.
One and Three Chairs
, Conceptual art, 2nd half 20th c.
, Body art, 2nd half 20th c.
Eight Student Nurses
, Political art & photoralism, 2nd half 20th c.
The Dinner Party
, Feminist art, 2nd half 20th c.
French counterpart pop art
Yves Klein + Niki De St. Phalle
Asger Jorn, Karel Appel
The act of making art is most important
Iconography of insects and nature
Art has its own reality
viewer experience give meaning to the art
Artificial innovation in landscape
Follow the immaterial, like time
Body art & performance
Question responsibility of viewers
Political art and photorealism
Oil Shocks and Vietnam
Contemplating truth in images and value of artist opinion
Judy Chicago and Marina Abramovich
Start to explore how women are represented in the media and arts
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