AP Art History - Content Area 10: Global Contemporary 1980 C.E. to present

This unit makes up about 11% of the average AP exam, and it includes 27 works of art. Many of the artists from this unit are alive or have artworks in modern art museums near you – Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and more.


Global contemporary art is characterized by a transcendence of traditional conceptions of art and is supported by technological developments and global awareness. Digital technology in particular provides increased access to imagery and contextual information about diverse artists and artworks throughout history and across the globe.
224. The Gates, Christo and Jeanne-Claude
225. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin
226. Horn Players, Jean-Michel Basquiat
227. Summer Trees, Song Su-nam
228. Androgyne III, Magdalena Abakanowicz
229. A Book from the Sky, Xu Bing
230. Pink Panther, Jeff Koons
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
233. Trade (Gifts for Trading Land with White People), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
234. Earth’s Creation, Emily Kame Kngwarreye
235. Rebellious Silence, from the Women of Allah series, Shirin Neshat (artist); photo by Cynthia Preston
236. En la Barberia no se Llora (No Crying Allowed in the Barbershop), Pepon Osorio
237. Pisupo Lua Afe (Corned Beef 2000), Michel Tuffery
238. Electronic Superhighway, Nam June Paik
239. The Crossing, Bill Viola
240. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
241. Pure Land, Mariko Mori
242. Lying with the Wolf, Kiki Smith
243.Darkytown Rebellion, Kara Walker
244. The Swing (After Fragonard), Yinka Shonibare
245. Old Man’s Cloth, El Anatsui
246. Stadia II, Julie Mehretu
247. Preying Mantra, Wangechi Mutu
248. Shibboleth, Doris Salcedo
249. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Zaha Hadid
250. Kui Hua Zi (Sunflower Seeds), Ai Weiwei

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