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Contemporary Art is art from the 1960s or 1970s and continuing until this very minute.

For many people art history at 1970 is the cut-off point for several reasons. First, because it was around that year that the terms like "Postmodern" and "Postmodernism" arrived – which means, we must assume, that the art world had finished with Modern Art starting right then.

Also, 1970 seems to be the last moment of simply classified artistic movements. If you examine the outline of Modern Art, and also look at the outline of Contemporary Art, you'll soon notice that there are many more entries on the first page. This, in spite of the fact that Contemporary Art sees far more artists making much more art. It may be that modern artists are generally working in "movements" that cannot be labelled, due to there being around a dozen artists in any given "movement", none of which have told us there's a new "movement" and "could you please inform the others?"

We report on all kind of contemporary arts, from dance, visual arts, music, performance and plenty more. We also report on many festivals and events which include these arts. We even have a special section for the Edinburgh fringe on account of the vast numbers of artists who start their careers at that exciting place!

Contemporary Arts - Events

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