Contemporary Art Hates You

A blog dedicated to any and all contemporary art. I try to post historically significant artists, but will occasionally post new artists that I like. As an art historian, I find that most people dismiss contemporary art because they don't understand it so I will include some information for the pieces which I have studied. Click on artists' names for a biography and feel free to suggest or submit your favorite artist/work.

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heathwest:

Andy WarholHamburger Michel, 1980–83Synthetic polymer, silkscreen inks and diamond dust on canvas125.4 × 104.8 cm

heathwest:

Andy Warhol
Hamburger Michel, 1980–83
Synthetic polymer, silkscreen inks and diamond dust on canvas
125.4 × 104.8 cm


Toi Maori Aotearoa aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Māori art. We promote the uniqueness, quality and cultural expression of Māori art.

Toi Maori Aotearoa aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Māori art. We promote the uniqueness, quality and cultural expression of Māori art.

(Source: manamaorifest)

artistsofcolour:

Taraneh Hemami, Landscapes of War: Transcendence, shattered glass and ash.

Transcendence is a site specific installation in response to the on-going wars and conflicts in the Middle East. Piles of shattered glass of various colors create three prayer rugs facing east, each decorated with symbols of paradise: various manifestations of a tree of life, with ash filling the spaces in between. Another pile of glass adhere to the window, and complete its pyramid shape in its reflection, transposing its borders in the space.

Learn more at: Taraneh Hemami Official Site

ladyoleander:

‘The Swing (after Fragonard)’ by Yinka Shonibare (2001)

ladyoleander:

‘The Swing (after Fragonard)’ by Yinka Shonibare (2001)

massmoca:

Flashback Friday: Cai Guo-Qiang (B. 1957, Quanzhou, Fujian Province), Inopportune: Stage One

Inopportune: Stage One was on display in our Building 5 from December 2004 to October 2005. Nine cars were suspended in mid-air throughout the 300 foot long gallery as if by stop-action, colorful transparent rods radiating out of them.