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Rashid Rana is a contemporary Pakistani artist who works incorporating painting, installation, photography, and collage. He is widely considered to be the leading Pakistani artist of his generation. Before...
It’s not every artist who is brave and committed enough to shave her entire body and make an art piece with the hair while filming using surveillance cameras, Introducing Tracey Rose.
Kudzanai Chiurai is an artist and activist born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe in 1981, where he currently lives and works. He became the first black student to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria, South Africa where he has spent most of the last years.
Portrait painting existed for centuries as an art form but with the advent of photography and new technologies, it was believed that this art would disappear forever. Then came the Internet and social networks and it seemed that portrait painting was a completely irrelevant art.
Contemporary photography is a difficult term to define. It does not permanently stick fast as a label on anyone particular image. It is a concept that changes as time periods change and move forward.
In its most basic sense, the term contemporary art refers to painting, sculpture, photography, and installation art produced relatively recently, from 1960 onwards; cited to have arrived after modernism. Given that we are premising that contemporary art was born in the 20th century you may be surprised to hear that contemporary art has a long history. In order to trace this and understand its evolution, we must look back into the history of art and comment have given to leading artists at that time.
Born in Cleveland and based in Detroit, McDaniel received her BFA from the University of Michigan. She describes herself as “a diasporic indigenous Chamorro feminist artist”.
Many consider that photography is an art of our time. This is due to the fact that the world is adapting to living with technological help; for example, your phone, laptop and your computer. Many people work from these devices and, without these devices, would be unemployed. This links back to the fact that contemporary artists have adapted to using their cameras for creating art.
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami is one of the youngest emerging contemporary African artists. Her vivid work is deeply connected to issues surrounding diaspora, displacement and identity.