(1980 C.E. TO PRESENT)

CONTENT: What do you see?

FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.

CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.

FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.




UNIT Sheet: below



Global Contemporary Unit Sheet

APAH 250 Artworks:


224. The Gates, Christo and Jeanne-Claude 

225. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin 

248. Shibboleth, Doris Salcedo 
238. Electronic Superhighway, Nam June Paik 

242. Lying with the Wolf, Kiki Smith 
243. Darkytown Rebellion, Kara Walker 

236. En la Barberia no se Llora (No Crying Allowed in the Barbershop), Pepon Osorio 

231. Untitled (#228), from the History Portraits series, Cindy Sherman 

232. Dancing at the Louvre, from the series, The French Collection, part 1; #1, Faith Ringgold 


235. Rebellious Silence, from the Women of Allah series, Shirin Neshat (artist); photo by Cynthia Preston 

237. Pisupo Lua Afe (Corned Beef 2000), Michel Tuffery 

244. The Swing (After Fragonard), Yinka Shonibare 
245. Old Man’s Cloth, El Anatsui 

233. Trade (Gifts for Trading Land with White People), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith 

234. Earth’s Creation, Emily Kame Kngwarreye 

229. A Book from the Sky, Xu Bing 

250. Kui Hua Zi (Sunflower Seeds), Ai Weiwei 

228. Androgyne III, Magdalena Abakanowicz 

226. Horn Players, Jean-Michel Basquiat 

230. Pink Panther, Jeff Koons 

247. Preying Mantra, Wangechi Mutu 

246. Stadia II, Julie Mehretu 

227. Summer Trees, Song Su-nam 

241. Pure Land, Mariko Mori 

239. The Crossing, Bill Viola 


152. House in New Castle County, Robert Ventura, John Rausch and Denise Scott Brown 

240. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry 
249. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Zaha Hadid 

Global Contemporary Unit Sheet
“The London Mastaba” on the Serpentine (2018) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)


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