Friday lates: launching the YBAS - from warehouse to stardom
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB882
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
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.
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, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught online with slide presentations and group discussions. Handouts will be provided by your tutor to support your learning on the course; these handouts will be available online/digitally for download, not printed out for you.
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 in the autumn and spring terms - search 'Friday lates' to find more…
You might also be interested in:
VB259 - Late at Tate and National Gallery - part 1
VB731 - Late at Tate and National Gallery - part 2.
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.
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.