About the Class
What makes art “contemporary”? The answers to this question are complex, varied, and even contradictory—much like contemporary art itself.
This course examines art from 1970 to the present to highlight the shift from modern to postmodern practices. Surveying a wide range of media and artistic strategies, the course navigates thematic topics that ground contemporary art in historical, aesthetic, political, and social contexts.
Wallis is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art and curatorial studies and the Penny and Bob Fox Distinguished Professor at Moore College of Art & Design. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.