Contemporary art

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contemporary artThis is an excellent question, and one that isn`t asked often enough. Presumably, talking about contemporary art is another one of those art definitions we are all supposed to know -- because (heaven forbid) you wouldn`t want to ask a "stupid" question at some art world function. (Well, you might, but I wouldn`t. At least, not ever again.)
 
Anyway, the answer is divinely simple. Contemporary just means "art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes." In other words, contemporary to us.
 
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Now, of course, if you are 96-years old and reading this (By the way, congratulations, if this describes you!), you can expect a certain amount of overlapping between "Contemporary" and "Modern" art in your lifetime.
 
source:about.com

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