Session Dates

04/11 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Introduction: Historical and conceptual outlines of post World War II European and American art
Late Modernism: Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel and Art Brut and Outsider Art

11/11 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
New imagery in the 1960s and 1970s: Nouveau Realisme, Pop Art and Photorealism, Op Art and Kinetic Art
18/11 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Anti-Modernism in the 1960s and 1970s: Conceptual Art, Fluxus, Performance and Happening
25/11 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
New forms and materials in the 1960s and 1970s: Minimalism and Arte Povera , Environmental Art and Earthworks
02/12 - 7pm - 9pm - Concluded
Post-Modernism in the 1980s: Appropriation and Neo-Historicism, Neo-Pop, Street Art and Graffiti Art

Afterthought: Contemporary art in Singapore


SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business
50 Stamford Road, Singapore 178899
Phone: +65 6828-0398

Starts on
5 sessions from 19:00 - 21:00hs.
(including a 20 coffee break)

SGD 350.00 (including GST)
Via PayPal - Credit Card

From Modern to Contemporary Art: Movements of the 20th Century

The course is an introduction to fifty essential years in the history of 20th Century European and American Art; a period encompassing from the end of the Second World War until the 1980s responsible for the aesthetical and conceptual foundations for today’s art.

The course is structured as a survey covering the most significant artistic movements within a period regarded as an inflection point between two distinctive artistic paradigms: the Modern and the Contemporary.
As a colophon, the course will discuss a number of essential contemporary Singaporean artists in connection with the artistic movements, concepts and issues analysed in the course.