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1 What is Con(temporary) Art?

Lectures in Contemporary Philippine Arts from the Regions (Senior High School subject)

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1 What is Con(temporary) Art?

  2. 2. The subject covers various contemporary arts practices of the region where the school is located. It aims to provide students with an appreciation of a broad range of styles in the various disciplines with consideration on their elements and principles, and engage them to an integrative approach in studying arts. Through this subject, students will broaden and acquire the necessary creative tools that open opportunities in pursuing their individual career goals and aspirations.
  3. 3. Assignment over the weekend ◎Look for an example of a contemporary art piece (Filipino). ◎You may choose an artwork mentioned in the book. ◎Look for a digital copy and post it on our Facebook page as a comment with the reason why you chose it. ◎Give the following: Title/Name of the artwork, Name of the Artist, Year made ◎Deadline: Monday, 8pm
  4. 4. Activity 1: 1 whole sheet of paper – upper half ◎Write your expectations for this class (3 expectations) ◎What do you know about Art? ◎Why do you think we need to study the Arts especially Philippine Arts?
  5. 5. Projects ◎Art Hunt in the City – by pair/triad ◎National Artist research – one to two pages with picture of the Artist – details will follow ◎Group Report ◎Final Project (Finals) – production – to be decided – as a batch or by group or by section – details to follow ◎Performance Tasks – fashion show; mini art projects – by pair/triad
  6. 6. Other Requirements ◎Weekend assignments – digital – Facebook or Twitter - individual ◎Online polls/discussion - individual ◎Instagram post on ConArt account - individual
  7. 7. Why study art?
  8. 8. “1. Art is a Natural Human Behavior
  9. 9. “2. Art is Communication
  10. 10. “ 3. Art is Healing
  11. 11. “ 4. Art Tells Our Story
  12. 12. “ 5. Art is a Shared Experience
  13. 13. What is ConArt? Daily Grind, Miguel Beltran, Photography Mixed Media, 2014
  14. 14. Activity 2 – lower half of the paper ◎Look at the artwork on the slides. ◎Based on what you have read in the book (pages 4-6), tell whether the artwork is an example of Contemporary Art (ConArt) or not (N/A=Not Applicable) ◎Explain your answer by giving one characteristic of Contemporary Art  ◎Write a one to two sentence reaction to the artwork
  15. 15. You will be graded by the following: ◎Identification of the type of art-1 point ◎Characteristic of contemporary art – 2 points ◎Reflection/Reaction to the artwork – 2 points ◎5 points per artwork
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  17. 17. Size of artwork = 4.22 meters x 7.675 meters It was painted by Luna in 1884 as an entry to the prestigious Exposicion de Bellas Artes (Madrid Art Exposition, May 1884) and eventually won for him the First Gold Medal. Source: National Museum of the Philippines website 1
  18. 18. Additional question for the Spoliarium (3 points) - 2-3 sentences 1. What is the meaning of the artwork given its historical context? 2. Keep the historical context of the piece in mind
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  21. 21. Size of artwork = 28 x 34 x 8 inches 2
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  23. 23. 1917 3
  24. 24. JosephTecson,Apache 4
  25. 25. Source: Kulay-diwa art gallery 4
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  27. 27. Source: Kulay-diwa art gallery 5
  28. 28. 6 FortBonifacioGraffitiArt
  29. 29. Location: Bonifacio High Street Central (stairs going to High Street from 28th Street) 6
  30. 30. 7 SanMiguelHeadquarters Ortigas
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  32. 32. 7 Inspired by the __________________ What place or cultural landmark in the Philippines somehow resembles the building? Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa (National Artist for Architecture, 2009)
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  35. 35. When Joseph Tecson first painted in prison, he was doubtful he would make something good out of it. He painted initially at the insistence of his brother and because there was an urge to pass time productively. That was the simple reason. Each week, throughout the four years and twenty days he was incarcerated for a case he would later be acquitted for, his creations, which he considers a part of himself, would get out and occasionally get sold in a gallery.
  36. 36. The Builders, 1928
  37. 37. Angelus, 1959
  38. 38. Mother and Children, 1941
  39. 39. Games for Three, 1972
  40. 40. Characteristics of Contemporary Art
  41. 41. Bold strokes, bright colors1 Abstract, Expressionist & Surrealist2 Art became public.3
  42. 42. Some artists were self-taught.4 Different materials were used instead of the traditional ones.5
  43. 43. Originality is not an issue in ConArt.6 Process is important.7
  44. 44. “Contemporary Art is a statement that an artist makes about life, thoughts, ideas, beliefs and many other things that define human life.
  45. 45. Strictly speaking, the term "contemporary art" refers to art made and produced by artists living today. Today's artists work in and respond to a global environment that is culturally diverse, technologically advancing, and multifaceted. Working in a wide range of mediums, contemporary artists often reflect and comment on modern-day society.
  46. 46. Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the twenty-first century. Contemporary art provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary society and the issues relevant to ourselves, and the world around us. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition.
  47. 47. Performance Task: Art Hunt in the Metro ◎Find a coffee shop, restaurant, a mall or a hotel (any public place) that has a contemporary art piece (galleries are EXCLUDED) ◎Take a picture of you and your partner/groupmates ◎Photo should be “IG-worthy” or “blog- worthy”
  48. 48. Performance Task: Art Hunt in the Metro ◎Submit it on a ¼ sized illustration board CREATIVELY ◎You and your groupmates will submit a one-page reflection paper each on the artwork and your reason for choosing the piece ◎You will be graded both as a group and individually. ◎Rubric to follow
  49. 49. CONTEMPORARY ARTS Prepared by: Ophelynn (Yen) Cano