How does Contemporary Art continue to evolve and persist in challenging us? Introduction to Contemporary Art provides a framework for the continual evolution of Contemporary art by examining key works by artists including Donald Judd, Barbara Kruger, Tania Bruguera and Alfredo Jaar, among many others. Through lectures and discussions, this course captures Contemporary art’s complex trajectory, exploring the central themes, as well as the ideas behind some of the most important works of the past 60 years. By closely studying the context of Contemporary art, you will gain an appreciation of the impact that momentous social, political, and cultural events have had in inspiring dramatic innovation in the arts. At the end of the course, you will have acquired a comfort level with artworks that might have previously seemed challenging or inaccessible.
You’ll walk away with:
• The ability to identify key works representing key moments in the unfolding of Contemporary art.
• The tools for looking at, understanding and critically assessing Contemporary works of art.
• Familiarity and comfort with art that can seem challenging and inaccessible.