Please choose one (1) of the following questions to write an essay in response. The essay should be 1000 words or 4-5 pages, using 12-font type and double spacing. Make sure to reference your sources using Chicago, MLA or Harvard. Please STATE which referencing system you are using.

1) One of the ways that ‘Art After Modernism’ sought to critically re-evaluate Modernism and the avant-garde was through new interpretations of the relationship between art and life. Discuss the ways that the relationship between art and life is developed through the work of two artists covered on the course thus far. Please select at least two of the following artists and discuss their approaches to the discussion of art into life between the mid-1940s and the late 1960s.

– Joseph Beuys

– John Cage

– Robert Rauschenberg

– Yoko Ono

– Andy Warhol

– Nam June Paik

– Robert Frank

2) In the period 1945-1970, artists across the globe began to foreground material exploration (including moves towards immateriality) as a key area of artistic development. By examining the methods and ideas of two of the following artists, discuss some of the highly varied strategies and reasons- formal, philosophical, conceptual, painterly, etc.- that were central to material exploration in the ‘Art after Modernism’. P Please select at least two of the following artists and discuss their approaches to materiality between the mid-1940s and the late 1960s.

– Francis Bacon

– Yoko Ono

– Joseph Beuys

– Eva Hesse

– John Cage