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Contemporary Art

Contemporary art is part of a cultural dialogue that concerns larger contextual frameworks such as personal and cultural identity, family, community, and nationality. It can be confusing for many people to come up with a definition of contemporary art. While discussing contemporary art, several dynamic contemporary art topics come up. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically advancing world.
 
While the title of contemporary art is simplistic and straightforward, its modern-day meaning is not as clear-cut. Fortunately, understanding what constitutes “contemporary” is entirely possible once one traces the concept’s history and explores its underlying themes. For every individual, the details of this seemingly simple genre can be interpreted widely and wildly away from each other. There are lots of debates on when this genre of art was introduced to the world. However, many art historians consider the late 1960s or early 1970s (the end of modern art, or modernism) to be an adequate estimate. Contemporary art was categorized as a special type of art in the beginnings of modernism. In London, the Contemporary Art Society was founded in 1910. It was founded by the famous critic Roger Frt and a few others, as a private society for buying works of art to be placed in the public museums.
 
Later many such institutions were formed, such as in 1983 the Contemporary Art Society of Adelaide, Australis was formed and such institutions encouraging contemporary art kept increasing with the passing years. And like this modern art which was defined as a historic art movement became contemporary. The definition of what is contemporary is naturally always on the move, anchored in the present with a start date that moves forward, and the works the Contemporary Art Society bought in 1910 could no longer be described as contemporary. 
 
A few of the greatest artists associated with the Contemporary art movement are ranked here. If you are a fan of contemporary art do read about them : 
  1. Neo Rauch
  2. Odd Nerdrum
  3. Anselm Kiefer
  4. Chuck Close
  5. Andy Goldsworthy
  6. Ai Weiwei
  7. Bruce Nauman
  8. Louise Bourgeois
  9. H.R.Giger
  10. John Baldessari
  11. Michael Snow
  12. Bill Viola
  13. Sigmar Polke 
Art is very subjective, so we are open to feedback from our beloved customers. Let us know your favorite contemporary art pieces so we can bring them to our store! Meanwhile, check out some of our new pieces here.

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