Global contemporary: 1980-present


Global contemporary art is characterized by a transcendence of traditional conceptions of art and is supported by technological developments and global awareness. Digital technology in particular provides increased access to imagery and contextual information about diverse artists and artworks throughout history and across the globe.

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Toward a global culture

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Does art need to be a physical thing, an object made of stone or canvas? Could art be an idea enacted, a process, or an environment inhabited and transformed?


A beginner's guide to contemporary art

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Russia: The Peredvizhniki (The Wanderers)

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The Peredvizhniki artists set out to create unvarnished representations of contemporary Russian life.


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