Is it all that different?
course forum (International Contemporary Art Shows) this week
introduces more contemporary artists from shows in the past 20 years.
The Encounters show specifically asked a current artist to respond to
the work of an artist in the British Museum collection.
The Venice Biennale and Documenta are well established European shows
that attract current artists internationally. The Biennial of the
Americas highlighted artists of North, Central and South America. My
example is from the first Biennal in Denver.
viewing course material from various art shows and expos over the last
20 years, do you think the purposes and intentions of contemporary art
changed from traditional western art (the kind you studied in Art
History ) ? How are the purposes the same? How are they different?
Cite specific artists, concepts, and social or cultural changes in your
answer. Use course readings and personal research on one or two artists
to discuss similar or d ifferent conceptual frameworks , skill sets, artistic process from the past.