About The What Is_? Programme
The What Is_? Programme aims to provide an introduction to some of the key concepts and themes in modern and contemporary art for a general audience. The programme comprises talks, booklets and web-based resources.
The programme is presented in three phases:
- Series 1: 1970–NOW Modern and Contemporary Art, Conceptual Art, New Media Art, Participatory and Relational Art, Installation Art, Public Art, Performance Art
- Series 2: 1900–1970 Surrealism
- Series 3: Materials & Methodologies Photography, Drawing, Sculpture
- Series 4: Theory (in collaboration with MA, Art in the Contempoary World, NCAD)
Drawing on the expertise and experience of lecturers, artists, curators and critical writers, each topic is addressed by a talk (which you can download from the ‘Talks’ section) and supported by a summary, the presenter's essay, a suggested reading list, glossary of terms and a resources list.
These resources are also available in a series of booklets which you can download here.