New York offers one of the most dynamic contemporary art scenes in the world, and over time has been the proving ground for many of the most influential artists, galleries, museums and auction houses. Through intimate and public conversations with distinguished and emerging artists, curators, critics, gallery owners and specialists, this course provides in-depth insight and exposure to contemporary art today, looking at what is happening now in the New York art world and by extension the international art world. Lectures explore recent trends in art and reference Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, YBAs, Relational Aesthetics and Globalism. Key themes and concepts from art history are introduced to describe how they influence art made today.
By the end of this course students will…
- Have an understanding of the most significant styles and trends of the last fifty years.
- Be familiar with the work of the most important and critically acclaimed artists of the period.
- Understand the work of key players in New York’s art scene, from curators to dealers to critics.