Do you love art, but struggle to connect with “difficult” works of contemporary art? Have you ever felt alienated, intrigued, or simply baffled by objects displayed in art museums? Can’t understand why an unmade bed artwork fetches $4.6 million?
With artistic practice having become increasingly more conceptual, and methods of production ever more diverse, conventional codes of visual analysis often prove ineffective in unlocking meaning and purpose in much of today’s art. A common reaction is simply to reject that which we find puzzling or beyond our comfort zone.
This class will explore what you, as the viewer, can do to engage with a work of contemporary art that initially pushes you away.
Lucy is currently completing a Masters degree in curatorial and museum studies, having earlier completed postgraduate studies in art history at the University of Adelaide. She recently returned from Beijing, where she undertook an internship at Red Gate Gallery. Before shifting her focus to art history, Lucy worked as a commercial solicitor, a musician and a music teacher. She now intends pursuing a career in curating or arts management.
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