The Myth of Contemporaneity

Artists have to be contemporary if they want to be taken seriously by the art world. But where does this worship of the contemporary come from? And how relevant is contemporaneity in art and art education? 

English spoken

The book De mythe der hedendaagsheid brings together perspectives from the likes of Charles Esche, Thijs Lijster, Navid Nuur, Jonas Staal and Amelia Groom.


This book will be launched this evening, with a keynote address by Amelia Groom. In response, Flemish curator Pieter Vermeulen will deflate potential myths.

On November 12th, the book will be presented in Brussels. 

The Art and Art Education Reader series is an initiative by the Fine Arts & Education Academy Tilburg, part of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts
with deBuren / Fine Arts & Education Academy Tilburg