Art Terminology

UNDERGROUND ART

First used in relation to the cultural phenomenon of the 1960s and early 1970s where groups of artists, writers and other creatives and thinkers were regarded as existing outside or on the fringes of popular culture. Underground art is exemplified in what was called the underground press, magazines like Oz, International Times, East Village Otherand …

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UNIT ONE

British group formed by Paul Nash in 1933 to promote modern art, architecture and design. At this point the two major currents in modern art were seen as being abstract art on the one hand and surrealism on the other. Unit One embraced the full spectrum, Nash himself making both abstract and surrealist work in …

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USEFUL ART ASSOCIATION

The Useful Art Association was started in New York by the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera and promotes the idea of art as a process that should have real effect in society as part of everyday life, rather than a rarefied spectator experience. The association was started by Tania Bruguera through her project Immigrant Movement International. …

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