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.
. 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
Express locality on a global level