Flashbacks to Modernism, or Where Does Contemporary Art Come From and Where is it Going?

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:36pm -- lwhite

Explore the general shape and time of contemporary art, charting its continuities and breaks with modernism. We rewind to several key moments in the history of modern art to home in on two core impulses – expressionism and abstraction – both of which have long defined non-Western art. Then we jump from Paris to New York to observe how these practices unite in the form of Abstract Expressionism, and in the figure of Jackson Pollock. Finally, we fast forward to the present for a brief look at the current stakes of expressionism and abstraction as they continue to structure current painting.


This is the first lecture in the three-part series "What Is Contemporary Global Art?" Click Here for more information on the series.


A wine and cheese reception will be held before each lecture at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $20 per lecture or $50 for a series pass. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm