Discussion: A Changing Society


A Changing Society

Your reading for this week covers many different art movements, such as Noveau Réalisme, Fluxus, theSituationists, and Pop art. All of these movements are a response to the changing society that followed World War II. In this week’s discussion forum, you will choose a work of art by an artist covered in this week’s reading and identify the sources that inspired it, as well as its relationship to society and the viewer. What issues was the artist addressing? How did they attempt to engage the viewer? Did their work involve performance or unusual materials? Did it have a specific message or attempt to elicit a particular response from the viewer? What materials (if any) were used and do they contribute to the meaning of the piece?