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ART IN

CONTEMPORARY
TIMES

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

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

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

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

Space • How art transforms a space is now an occupation of contemporary artists. 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. especially in public places. .

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

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