Canceled- Art in Context: “This is Not to Be Looked at”: Conceptual Art and New Media Part 3)

This event has been canceled due to the Coronavirus and subsequent temporary Museum closure. All ticket holders will be contacted directly. Thank you for your understanding.

Presented by Thomas Folland, Art Historian
Can there be art without anything to look at or even an object? Can there be art without beauty? In the 1960s a very broad set of responses to modernist art coalesced around what came to be called “conceptual art;” art that challenged conventional definitions and practices of art and sought to re-examine the age-old divide between art and life. New media such as video and a counter-culture based in an emergent youth culture threw down a gauntlet to challenge an orthodoxy of established artists and established social conventions. Vito Aconci, Adrian Piper, Hans Haacke, Martha Rosler, Daniel Buren, Michael Asher and Marina Abramowitz are among the artists that will be surveyed in this lecture

Part 1, April 15: Introduction to Contemporary Art.
Part 2, April 22: The Disappearing Object: Sculpture, Assemblage, Collage, and Installation.
*Part 3, April 29: “This is Not to Be Looked at” : Conceptual Art and New Media.
Part 4,May 6: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”: Relational Aesthetics.
Part 5, May 13: Art without Borders: Global Vanguards.
Part 6, May 20: Painting is Dead. Long Live Painting!
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Individual lecture: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12
TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.


Image credit: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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April 29, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm