Twenty-four modern & contemporary artists you should know

Course Dates: 07/11/23 - 12/12/23
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Online
Look in depth at four artists a week across a series of themes from alienation to post-conceptualism. What links can be made between artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and where is art heading?
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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00

Course Code: VB522

Tue, day, 07 Nov - 12 Dec '23

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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 informationas 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. There will be handouts provided by your tutor; these handouts will be available digitally via a Google Classroom. You will be invited to join the Google Classroom within a week of your course start date.

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:
Contemporary art in London
Extended history of modern art in 50 works.

Francesca Cavallo Tutor Website

Francesca Laura Cavallo is a curator, art historian, and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent, with whom she organises the annual festival Brazil Footprint oo. Her work combines research and practice to explore how the arts can be mobilised to transform public perceptions and attitudes towards risk, ecology, health and sustainability. She has curated exhibitions and public programmes at the Science and Industry Museum, the Barbican, Turner Contemporary and the ICA; and internationally at Manifesta 11, Zurich; Cabinet, New York; 98 weeks, Beirut, and Andersen Museum in Rome, among others. Cavallo has a PhD in Art History from the University of Kent, where she has taught various courses in Art History, Curating and Aesthetics. Previously, she was a research associate for the Organising Disaster project at Goldsmith and taught at the London College of Communication and Royal College of Art. She has also worked in community development and art-related projects in the UK, US, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Lebanon and Uruguay.

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.