What is the context of Contemporary

In the first year of maker in particular the first task was to create two pieces that focused on one of the three areas of making process or two pieces that fall into the same category with these areas being:-

Craft :- an activity that involves making something in a skillful way by using your hands, dependent on the material in use will depend on what techniques and skills are required.

Design :- a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made.

Fine Art :- an outcome meant to instill a greater meaning to the viewer for political or personal meanings

In my second year I believe this will develop these three areas but the focus will develop more into the area of contemporary art. IN its most varied form contemporary means :-

  • Living or occurring at the same time
  • Dating from the same time
  • Belonging to or occurring in the present
  • Following modern ideas in style or design

So in an arts definition contemporary means an artist that is working in the 21st century in their work and processes using the influences of the world in the here and now.

So at this stage I assume in all honesty that what i create must fit into one of these existing areas which i did struggle to decipher between in my first year but with practice and without the fear of asking for help when necessary as without taking a risk youll never know and will not be able to progress to the best of your ability.

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