Andrew Lamprecht, curator

Thursday 25 January 1.00 pm COURSE FEES R110; Staff and students R55

This lecture explores new areas of art production such as new media, performance, popular culture, comic book art, fashion, NFTs, social media and many other emerging forms. We live in an age saturated by the visual, images and content of all varieties. It is estimated that we are exposed to more images in a day than would have been seen by our ancestors in a lifetime. How can art compete with all this ‘noise’? We will see some strategies of artists to harness new forms of media and make it their own. Do artists really have anything new to contribute in an age when a simple AI app on your phone can generate an artwork in seconds just based on a few prompts? What then does the future hold for art?