The 1960’s sees artists such as Rauscheneberg and Warhol react against the Greenbergian philosophy of “form must follow function” where the medium/material used by the artist must dictate the artwork created. They dismiss this notion and begin drawing inspiration from Duchamp and Surrealism. They are not alone in this breaking from “prescribed media for prescribed creations” within art philosophy. Across the Atlantic in the 60s … Continue reading The Photographic Image as Found-Object
I was first introduced to Antonin Artaud and the Theatre of the Absurd through Martin Esslin’s book of the same name. In it he charts the minds, inspirations, objectives and intent of a selected group of creative thinkers and performers. I was 16 when I first read it and recently re-read it after visiting a retrospective exhibition in Spain, which showcased Antonin Artaud’s fractured mind … Continue reading Antonin Artaud – Part I
Contemporary Art is understood by some as all art produced post World War II, whilst others define it as art produced “within our lifetime”, and then there is the tiny fact that Roger Fry and his contemporaries founded and established The Contemporary Art Society, London in 1910. So, trying to define Contemporary-Art within a set time-line, to me, seems an extremely fallible methodology. So, how … Continue reading What is Contemporary Art?