“Art Since 2000” Slide Lecture Notes

SLIDE LECTURE PRESENTED SAT. SEP. 14 AT MRAA MONTHLY MEETING – NOTES

Increasingly conceptual, ephemeral and colorful, often curiously outrageous, contemporary art leaves many scratching their heads in bewilderment. However you take your art, with a dose of awe or incredulity, explore what’s new and fascinating in contemporary art since the year 2000.

presented by Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association
Lecture by Aaron Bowles

CONTEMPORARY ART IS …
Global
Massive SCALE
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Contemporary themes
Social & civil justice
War & refugees
Abundance, consumerism
Urban life & isolation
Environment & climate change
Organic growth
Identity, race, & gender
Dreams & mythologies
Human relationships
Intimacy & sexuality
Anthropology, history,
 & evolution
Abstract form, color, 
light, space

Tools of the trade
Irony
Humor & anger
Complexity / simplicity
Symbolism & iconography
Lyricism & contemplation
Physical beauty & color
Ugliness, brutalism, shock

MEDIA & MODES OF EXPRESSION

Installation 
& Sculpture/3D
Environmental/Architecture
Interior & Installation
Performance
Video & Film
Ceramics, Glass

Painting & Photography
Abstraction
Lyrical Abstraction
Geometric Abstraction
Realism
Expressionism
Pop

Digital
Sound
Video
Computer Graphics
Virtual Reality
Code / Artificial Intelligence

ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE
Christo & Jeanne Claude
Andy Goldsworthy
Richard Serra
Anish Kapoor
Al Weiwei
Olafur Eliasson
Doris Salced
Martin Puryear
Henrique Oliviera

INSTALLATIONS
Bruce Nauman
Tomas Saraceno
Cecil B. Evans
Chiharu Shiota

HISTORY
Anselm Keifer

URBAN LIVING
Ben Aronson
Jeremy Mann
Ed Ruscha

BIRTH, DEATH, EXISTENCE
Damien Hirst
Bill Viola
Kiki Smith
Odd Nerdrum

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Yoko Ono
Marina Abramovitch
Kara Walker
Kerry James Marshall

IDENTITY GENDER & RACE
Wangechi Mutu
Ebony Patterson
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Cindy Sherman
Carolee Schneemann
Anne Agee
Vanessa Beecroft
Jenny Holzer

RELATIONSHIPS, IDENTITY
Lucien Freud
Eric Bowman
Sherrie McGraw
Micheal Carlson
George Dawnay
Zhaoming Wu
Ryan McGinley
Miranda July

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS, SEXUALITY
Malcolm Liepke
Alina Masimenko
Bill Bate
Iryna Yermalova

DREAMS, FANTASY & HUMOR
Lilliana Porter
Inci Eviner
Laure Prouvost
Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Yayoi Kusama
Takashi Murakami*
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Robert Rauschenberg
Dan Dailey
William Wray
Kyle Staver
Maurizio Cattelan
Banksy

CONSUMERISM
Jeff Koons
Barbara Kruger
David Hockney

ABSTRACTION
Gerhard Richter
Helen Frankenthaler
Dan Christensen
Sam Gilliam
Lamar Briggs
Julian Hatton
Patricia Zoob
Emily Mason
Jules Olitski
Sunyoung Hwang
Frank Stella
Peter Halley
Jonathan Lasker
Valerie Jaudon

GROWTH, ORGANISMS, NATURE
Wolf Kahn
Colin Page
Scott Christensen
Dale Chilhuly
Lino Tagliapetra
Marvin Lipofsky

 

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