Twenty-four modern & contemporary artists you should know
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB522
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
Contemporary art has explored myriad concepts over the past fifty years including appropriation, deconstruction, participatory art, post-conceptualism. It is also more exciting than ever with artists working in painting, sculpture, print, installation, performance, digital, online etc. Finally, institutions appear to be prising open the art history canon to incorporate non-European art, African-American art etc. Explore the work of 24 key artists whom you should know about or soon will do.
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?
• For each artist covered we will look at the trajectory of their practice, key works, and where they sit in the ‘market’
• Key concepts in contemporary art like participatory practice
• The state of the art history canon.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• List at least a couple of characteristics of each artist’s practice
• Define key concepts in contemporary art
• Discuss the art history canon.
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 via Zoom. You will be sent links to suggested videos to view / articles to read / websites to look at. This extra research is not a pre-requisite but it will enhance your experience of the course. There will be focused group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might also be interested in:
• VB156: Contemporary art in London
• VB157: Contemporary art in London
• VB309: Extended history of modern art in 50 works.
Dr Marie-Anne Mancio trained as an artist before gaining a D.Phil. from the University of Sussex for her thesis ‘Maps for Wayward Performers: feminist readings of contemporary live art practice in Britain’. She is an accredited NADFAS lecturer and has lectured on art, architecture, and cultural studies for Tate Modern, The Course, Art in London, London Art Studies, and the London Art Salon. She is an accredited Art Society lecturer. Fluent in Italian and French, she lectures on City Lit’s art history study trips abroad. She has led trips to Venice, Florence, Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, and St. Petersburg. Since attaining an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, her art practice has become primarily text-based, including a novel about four migrant women in antebellum America: ‘Whorticulture’.
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.