Kunstformen: Zeitgenössische Kunst

Contemporary art

What is contemporary art? It is difficult to find a universally valid definition, because its special characteristic is that it is not tied to a specific technique, materials or concepts. It cannot be associated with a specific style of painting or a defined artistic expression. The term ›contemporary art‹ refers to works of art that were created in the present and reflect current techniques, materials and, above all, themes.

Contemporary art has no restrictions on the motifs, themes or the messages it wants to express. One could almost say that contemporary art is characterized by its diversity, openness and individuality. Any form of expression and technique can be used, the artist is free to choose any form of artistic statement. Paintings, sculptures and drawings, but also installations, video art, performances and NFTs are part of contemporary artistic creation, and this list can only be expanded as new artistic forms are constantly emerging.

Unlike previous art periods, contemporary art cannot be defined by specific art movements, but encompasses all art that identifies with the current zeitgeist and is relevant to the present day. Takashi Murakami, Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Marina Abramovic are just some of the most famous representatives of contemporary art, and established artists, together with up-and-coming artists, contribute to a diverse and exciting art market every day.

It is important to engage with contemporary art as it provides insight into current society, culture and the individual perspective of the artist. By engaging with art in general and contemporary art in particular, you broaden your horizons, learn new perspectives and ideas and encourage your own creativity. In addition, this engagement contributes to cultural education and the promotion of intercultural dialogue. So it is worth engaging with contemporary art to better understand the world around you.

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