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ART IN

CONTEMPORARY
TIMES

What is Contemporary Art? • It is an art made and produced by artists living today. technologically advancing and multifaceted. . Today’s artists work in and respond to a global environment that is culturally diverse.

Performance • 3. Hybridity • 5. Space • 4. Technology .Elements or Principles of Contemporary Art • 1. Appropriation • 2.

. By appropriation. images and icons to produce another art form is a feature of contemporary art that combines the past with the present. the contemporary artist revives interest to existing forms of art.Appropriation • The use of prints.

from ordinary activities such as chores. and rituals. unpredictable elements of chance”. to socially relevant themes such as poverty.Performance • Performance of contemporary artists has evolved to “emphasize spontaneous. commercialism and war. Performance artists have tried to interpret various human activities. . routines. according to Walker Art Center.

especially in public places. A flash mob or sculpture installations in malls and parks are examples of site- specific art forms wherein the art form is performed and positioned in specific spots.Space • How art transforms a space is now an occupation of contemporary artists. .

may opt to use coffee for painting or carve miniature sculptures using crayons. Contemporary artists are now as innovative as ever.Hybridity • Hybridity in contemporary art is the mixing of unlikely materials to produce an artwork. Contemporary visual artists on the other hand. .

When MTV first went into the airwaves in 1981. . The video phenomenon was further pushed by the debut of youtube that allowed everyone with internet as a way of propagating art. video became part of the human interaction. and contemporary artists have used technology in the creation and dissemination of works of art.Technology • Technology is a reality in the present-day world.