CONTEMPORARY ART ACCORDING TO ARWE
When someone asks me how I (usually) define myself as an artist, I usually tell them I’m a contemporary artist.
But that’s only half the answer.
Because what is the definition of contemporary art?
Simply put: contemporary art is art that is made ‘’now’’. As you can imagine, a lot of art can be defined as contemporary. Let’s delve deeper into its meaning and purpose.
What is contemporary art?
One thing every artist can agree on is this: contemporary art is art produced today. More accurately, it’s the art produced during the late 20th century and of course, during our current time and age.
Whether that’s a painting, a photograph, an entire installation or even dance (choreography). The reasoning behind the term is the big pluralism movement; the fact that it has gotten increasingly harder to distinguish one art movement from another. However, several movements can be defined. Such as conceptualism, minimalism and pop art.
That being said: there is no one ‘’-ism’’ that unites or defines the art movement. Every single artist has different values and therefore utilizes very different concepts, subjects and principles.