Friday lates: launching the YBAS - from warehouse to stardom

Course Dates: 13/01/23
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
Did the YBAs unleash new artistic creativity or were they simply ambitious, self-promoting young art students from Goldsmiths determined to shock? Explore their art and the exhibitions which launched them; Freeze (1988) and Sensation (1997).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00

Course Code: VB515

Fri, eve, 13 Jan - 13 Jan '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Emerging at a moment when British art seemed to lack a vibrant post-modern culture, this cluster of young artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, quickly became known for their creation of a new kind art using many different, non-art materials from preserving dead animals to new kinds of artistic installation. This Friday evening course provides an introduction to these artists, an opportunity to explore their ideas and the artworks they produced and to consider their value within the artistic world of the late 1980s and into the 1990s.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• An overview of the YBAs and an introduction to the individual artists
• A chance to “revisit” the Freeze exhibition of 1988 and Sensation at the Royal Academy in 1997 and discuss the artworks on display
• An introduction to the cultural and political context within which the YBAs leapt to fame.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Identify 3 or more of the YBAs
• List some of the key ideas relating to their work
• Discuss individual works of art produced by the key artists within the group.

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, hand-outs and health and safety information as well as basic functions of Zoom, specifically microphone and camera.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by lecture with slide images and you will be invited to participate in group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might wish to buy a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Our Friday Lates series runs all year - search 'Friday lates' to find more….

Julie Barlow

Julie Barlow has a degree in Art History/History from the University of Hull and an MPhil (Fine Arts) from the University of Birmingham. She has worked in a variety of roles at Leighton House, V&A and Tate Gallery before studying for a PGCE and moving into Museum Education. Julie has over twenty years of experience as a freelance lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery working on all areas of the Education Programme and also for the first ten years at the National Gallery and in the last decade at the Wallace Collection.

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