The Hook Definitions: What is Contemporary Art?

The Hook Definitions: What is Contemporary Art?

Contemporary Art is any art that has been produced in current times, roughly from the mid-twentieth century onwards. The style and subject matter of contemporary art can be the same as older art, covering a full range from abstract to figurative, still life to street art. Contemporary art is defined by its diversity; of artists and their backgrounds, of subjects, of medium, and of style.

What differentiates contemporary art is that it tends to take a current approach whether that be in material, medium or theme; contemporary art grounds itself in the contemporary world.