Understanding Contemporary Art with Professor Tony Godfrey

Saturday, 13 Jun 2015 to Saturday, 18 Jul 2015

Lectures every Saturday from June 13 – July 18, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm.

What was wrong with Modernism? Why did contemporary art happen? What is different about Filipino Contemporary Art? Who are the important artists for today and tomorrow?

Join Professor Tony Godfrey as he explores contemporary art from its birth to its current state in a 6 week course at the Ateneo Art Gallery from June 13 – July 18. Through lectures and discussions discover the different movements that have emerged since the 1960s, the artists that have defined these movements and the different art forms that are currently seen in exhibitions, art fairs and biennials.

Professor Tony Godfrey has been working in the contemporary art world as a teacher, writer and curator since 1978. From 1995-2005, he spearheaded the MA program in Contemporary Art at the Sotheby’s Institute in London, alongside other academic engagements at such esteemed institutions as the Royal College of Art, Yale, New York University and La Salle, Singapore. In 1998, his book, Conceptual Art became the first book to see conceptual practice as a global phenomenon. This work has since been translated into five languages.