Not only will you develop thorough knowledge of contemporary art, but you will also develop the skills to research, present and write about it. You will be well-equipped for a career in the cultural sector (museums, festivals, art galleries, archives), as an art critic or as a freelance cultural entrepreneur.
Today’s art includes installation art and site-specific projects, digital or new media art (interactive installations, locative media works, software art, networked art, electronic art and video art), artistic research, performative and activist projects.
What unites these art forms is that they directly address the complexity of today’s society, in which information technologies, globalization, and ecological challenges play an ever-increasing role, leading to networked forms of artistic practice that transgress national and cultural borders.
At the same time, artists are very aware of the heritage they build upon, deconstructing, commenting on, or appropriating art history. This had led to various attempts to describe contemporary art with terms such as post-modern, post-conceptual, post-medium, and more recently even post-internet and post-digital – and post-contemporary. In this program, we engage with but also go beyond such terms, exploring the variety of artistic strategies that lie at the core of contemporary artistic production.