Session Dates

18/03 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
The Path from Modern to Contemporary Art: ‘Modernism’ vs. ‘Avant-Garde’
25/03 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Art as Idea: Conceptual Art Movement and other tendencies of anti-art, anti-aesthetical or rational art. Research-based art
08/04 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Art as Attitude: The artist as a work of art. Performance art, Happening, Body Art
15/04 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Art as Material: Minimalism, Land Art, Arte Povera, and other artistic movements engaged with aesthetical and symbolic qualities of artistic materials
22/04 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Art as Commodity: Art market and the exchange value of the artwork as subject matter for art. A recap from Pop Art to Damien Hirst

Details

Venue
SMU School of Economics & Social Sciences
90 Stamford Road, Singapore 178903
Phone: +65 6828-0855
Web: http://economics.smu.edu.sg/

Starts on
18/03/2015
Sessions
5 sessions from 19:00 - 21:00hs.
(including a 20’ coffee break)


Cost
SGD 350.00 (including GST)
Payment
Via PayPal - Credit Card



Introduction to Contemporary Art


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 analyze major issues in the agenda of Contemporary Art, with references to essential art movements and particular artists from the 1960s till today.

During these lectures, important Contemporary Art movements will be reviewed including Pop Art, Conceptual Art, Minimalism, Performance and Body Art and others. Cases studies comprise artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Sol Le Witt, Gilbert & George, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, Amanda Heng and many more


Course Outline:

  • The Path from Modern to Contemporary Art: 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: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg…

  • Art as Idea: Conceptual Art Movement (art about art), anti-art, non-aesthetical or rational art. Relationship between art and language. Research-based art.
    Case studies: John Cage, Piero Manzoni, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer…

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

  • Art as Material: 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, Niki de Saint Phalle, Dieter Roth, Wim Delvoye, Doris Salcedo…

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