Art Discussion | What’s Happening?

What has happened to art?

As a young art student, Ivor Tymchak used to get excited over the latest developments in the creative arts. Pop art, conceptual art and abstract expressionism captured his imagination. Happenings were paving the way for performance art.

Today, Ivor struggles to find anything of interest in any contemporary gallery he visits. What has changed – Ivor or the art?

He discusses his proposition that modern art is dead, with Tony Wade, a respected artist and musician who is based in Wakefield. During the conversation, Ivor mentions a Happening he’s curating with Graeme Linaker and Beccy Dye that will take place in (and possibly around) the Red Shed in Wakefield on 18 May 2024.