Friday lates: unlocking installation art
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB766
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
If you have ever wanted to discover how and why Installation art evolved as a dynamic artistic practice, this Friday Late course will introduce you to key elements of the subject.
On this course, we will consider some of the early 20th century developments in European art that are acknowledged as important precedents to the evolution of Installation art. These include the work of artists associated with the Dada movement including Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Hans and Sophie Taeuber-Arp; and artists of the Bauhaus and Futurist movements such as F. T. Marinetti and Oskar Schlemmer.
Less a genre of art and more a state of mind or artistic approach, Installation art is closely associated with considerations of space, time, materials and a direct often immersive connection between artist(s) and audience. We will explore how examples of multi-sensory, immersive or participatory works by modern and contemporary by artists including Joseph Beuys, Susan Hiller, Cerith Wynn Evans, Martin Creed, Mona Hatoum, Olafur Eliasson and Cornelia Parker have re-defined and advanced the experience and relationship between artwork and contemporary life.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• An overview of selected art historical precedents of Installation art in early 20th century Europe.
• An exploration of how artists have created immersive experiences through new and exciting handling of space, time and materials in their practice.
• An introduction to the practice of leading international artists producing Installation artworks today.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
· Describe how one artist’s work or one art movement in the early 20th century influenced the a later generation of Installation art practice.
· Participate in a group discussion about some of the artists’ work featured on the course.
· Develop your confidence in visually analysing an unfamiliar artwork in a gallery or museum.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and instructions on the basic elements of Zoom software, like usage of microphone and camera.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught online with lecture, slide presentations and group discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no other costs, but you are advised to bring a notebook to the session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Friday Lates: Paula Rego – Fairy Tales and Forbidden Things, 10/03/2023
Contemporary Art in London, 28/04 - 26/05/2023
Introduction to Tate Britain, 05/05 - 16/06/23.
Chantal Condron has worked widely in the public and private arts sector for over 25 years including at the Government Art Collection, Tate, Sotheby's, Visiting Arts and University of London Library. She holds a BA in History of Art & Architecture from the University of East Anglia; and an MA in History of Art & Archaeology from SOAS, University of London. Chantal is currently the curator of public engagement at the Government Art Collection where her recent projects include delivering the public programme for Ways of Seeing, the loan of almost 70 artworks to unusual public spaces in Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture. As curator of modern and contemporary art, she led art programmes at the University of Hull, Whitechapel Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Ulster Museum, Belfast; and she has presented art talks widely in the UK and abroad. In 2019, her book, 'Peter Hedegaard', the first monograph on the Danish abstract artist, was published by Rocket Gallery, London.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.