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What is contemporary art ?
No, contemporary art is not restricted to a small elite. The 59th Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice opens its doors on April 23. They are so many art forms today that you are bound to find artists to carry you off into their dreams! Come on board, Art Explora Academy gives you some keys to better understand art and contemporary artists!

There is a question that has been tossed around by philosophers and art critics for decades: how much should an artist’s intention affect your interpretation of the work? Do the artist’s plans and motivations affect its meaning? Or is it completely up to the judgment of the viewer? Hayley Levitt explores the complex web of artistic interpretation.

Content produced by : TED Ed

On the agenda
video - 4:18
Who decides what art means?
By: Ted Ed
video - 3:41
An Introduction to Performance Art
By: Tate
video - 7:4
Abstract Expressionism in 8 Minutes: From ‘Jack The Dripper’ to Color Fields
By: Curious Muse
video - 4:49
What is abstract expressionism?
By: Ted Ed
video - 12:55
Contemporary art in 5 masterpieces
By: Centre Pompidou
video - 11:25
The Case for Conceptual Art
By: The Art Assignment