what is

Contemporary Art?

what is contemporary art?

The definition of contemporary art is the art made in the latter half of the 20th century until now.  This art responds to the modern times we live in, focusing on broad contextual frameworks – from political and cultural, themes of identity, and advancing technology.

the same as modern art?

Contemporary art is different from modern art movements such as Pop art or Surrealism. Modern art was marked by artists being self-referential (making art about art).

examples of contemporary artworks

Cut Piece (1964) Yoko Ono

Infinity Mirror Room (1965) Yayoi Kusama

Spiral Jetty (1970) Robert Smithson

other famous examples of contemporary art

other famous artworks

Rhythm 0 (1974) by Marina Abramović The Dinner Party (1974) by Judy Chicago Alma, Silueta en Fuego (1975) by Ana Mendieta Self (1991) by Marc Quinn Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995) by Ai Weiwei