Taking as its point of departure the major new exhibition Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, it looks at utopian beliefs in the power of art and culture to transform society, and explores differing approaches to the concept of a radical art. It includes discussion of collaborative and activist strategies, with contributions from art historians Paul Wood, T.J. Demos and Jason Gaiger from the Open University and Tate Modern curator Jennifer Mundy. Artists Dave Beech, Carey Young and Richard DeDomenici discuss their different approaches to the concept of the avant-garde in their work.
This Study Day will be of particular interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of modern and contemporary art, and those studying Open University courses AA318 (Themes in Contemporary Art), A216 (Art and its Histories) and the MA in Art History.
In collaboration with The Open University