Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

17 June 2011

Contemporary Art Working Group

The Role of Contemporary Art in Cumulus:

. To foster and further discussions of global, environmental, and complex social issues.

. To provoke and promote dialogues associated with political issues.

. To discuss the issues of ‘the contemporary’ relating contemporary art to design and media.

. To eradicate ignorance in contemporary art as part of a strategy for the cultural/social empowerment of the design and media professionals.

To this end, we propose a reflection on the assertion that historically relevant art is an art in and of its time.  

We propose:

. A discussion on what is artistic research

. An inquiry on the relation between social wealth and contemporary art

. To map the presence of design and media objects in museums and galleries as contemporary art objects

. To underline the erosion of the future both to art as to design (and media)

The contemporary arts

Raise fresh ideas and questions

Invoke inquiry into contemporary issues

Inspire critical and creative thinking

Overlap design and media

Document looking for solutions regarding contemporary life

Explore values

Express locality on a global level

Contact persons:

Prof. Teemu Mäki, Aalto University School of Art and Design, Finland   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ann Albritton, Ringling College of Art and Design, USA This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it