Earth art, also referred to as Land art or Earthworks, is largely an American movement that uses the natural landscape to create site-specific structures, art forms, and sculptures. The movement was an outgrowth of Conceptualism and Minimalism: the beginnings of the environmental movement and the rampant commoditization of American art in the late 1960s influenced […]
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Activism Presentation from Helen Jones ART & Activism: Dangerous Art All art is political in the sense that all art takes place in the public arena and engages with an already existing ideology. Yet there are times when art becomes dangerously political for both the artist and the viewers who engage with that art. Think of […]
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Artworks in which the human body is the central focus or medium. In the 1960s, contemporary artists such as Vito Acconci and Bruce Nauman reacted to Modernism’s rejection of the human form by focusing on the body, notably through performance. Other artists known for foregrounding the body include Matthew Barney and Marina Abramović. https://www.artsy.net/gene/the-body The […]
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One compact definition is postmodernism rejects modernism’s grand narratives of artistic direction, eradicating the boundaries between high and low forms of art, and disrupting genre’s conventions with collision, collage, and fragmentation. Postmodern art holds all stances are unstable and insincere, and therefore irony, parody, and humor are the only positions critique or revision cannot overturn. […]
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humour-in-contemporary-art Key to understanding the humorous tactics of contemporary artists are the strategies of Surrealism, Dada, and Fluxus, as well as the satirical precedents set by artists like Francisco Goya, George Grosz, and John Heartfield, who were equally important as social critics as well as artists. Surrealists interwove puns, bawdy jokes, and punch line–esque titles […]
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memory-in-contemporary-art fantasy-memory-transformation In Search of Lost Time , by the French novelist Marcel Proust in 1909–1922, is one of the most reoccurring of influences on contemporary art. Proust mentions more than one hundred artists—from Bellini to Whistler—in the novel, referencing a great many of their works. From Helen Jones Presentation Autobiography: the externalization of personal […]
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The Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist under fifty, born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work anywhere in the world in the previous year. The four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2016 are: Michael Dean Anthea Hamilton Helen Marten – winner Josephine Pryde http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/turner-prize-2016 Helen Marten – Winner […]
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Artes Mundi is based in Cardiff and holds an art exhibition every two years that presents ‘arts for the world’ and has been running since 2004. Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation that identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with the human condition, social reality and lived experience. Artes Mundi […]
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London Trip: 8th to 10th February 2016 Wednesday 10th February 2016 National Gallery My chosen artwork, The Bathers by Cezanne was in a plain matt gold frame, in a dimly lit room on a wall of Cezanne pieces. The subdued lighting probably to protect the artwork from light pollution. The pieces were ordered right to left in […]
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November 2016 I created a sketchbook after the Liverpool Trip as a record of my visit to the Liverpool Biennale. October 2016 On Tuesday 11th October 2016, I visited the Liverpool Biennale and also went to see the John Moore’s Painting Prize Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery. The following pieces were of inspiration. Walker Art […]
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