Contemporary Art Conversations

Target audience: Teachers

What is contemporary art and how are contemporary artists engaging with ideas, concepts and pressing questions of our time? How might artists working today inspire new paradigms for teaching and learning?

Dr Flossie Chua, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education will run a late afternoon workshop on Thursday 4 May at ACMI that will introduce participants to how the working processes and artwork of contemporary artists both articulate and challenge the way we explore ideas, concepts and issues that characterise contemporary society.

Through the work of ART21 artists, teachers will be invited to reflect on how contemporary art, with its diversity, eclecticism, and absence of a uniform organising principle, ideology, or label, challenges us to teach and learn across disciplines.