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Discuss the Challenge to Contemporary Painting, Given Its Apparent Resurrection from the Dead, to Remain Relevant Amidst Practices That Are Increasingly Rational, Dialogical, Contextual and Participatory. Refer in Your Essay

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Discuss the challenge to contemporary painting, given its apparent resurrection from the dead, to remain relevant amidst practices that are increasingly rational, dialogical, contextual and participatory. Refer in your answer to three contemporary artists of your choice.

“For the past ten centuries at least, every dismal fin de siecle has been succeeded by an outburst of creative energy that has flown in the face of critical platitudes and has set the tone for the ensuing century”
(fig 1) ‘Black Square 1915
(fig 1) ‘Black Square 1915
The Spike version of life is that painting dies a little death every one hundred years or so. And if that argument were to be followed, the so-called Death of Painting really kicked off at the start of the 20th century with the birth of Modernism. Modernism was, in itself, a live, full-on investigation into the demise of painting. It was the first of the great ‘isms’ of the 20th century which combined together to try to break down the grand tradition of painting. At their heart, the ‘isms’ questioned the limits of that tradition, beginning with Malevich’s ‘Black Square’ (fig 1) in 1915 and concluding with the rise of Conceptual art in the 90’s.
Modernist art began with the Dadaists who were reacting to a world where the old ways of established society had led to a war in which millions died. The destruction and de-construction of painting began with the anti-art traditions rooted in Dadaist practice. So strong was that root that it is easy to see the progression of anti-art in each of the subsequent movements throughout the 20th century. It was as if all the efforts of the previous centuries took on a new energy in these decades, not least in an environment of war, death and the disruption of all familiar traditions which continued effectively for four decades.
It is hardly surprising then that there has been an effective erosion of all aspects of figurative painting; first, the breakdown of form,...

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