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Alternative Media OR Beauty in Contemporary Art

Respond to ONE of the following discussion prompts:

1. Over time it becomes clear how an artist’s experiments and discoveries impact later artworks. Choose either Jackson Pollock, John Cage, or Marcel Duchamp and discuss their influence on the development of performance and conceptual art. Include specific artworks in your answer.
2. What role does beauty play in contemporary art? Does a work of art need to be beautiful? Why, or why not? Who decides what is beautiful?