Importance of Space and Time in Contemporary Arts within Value

 Subject: Contemporary Philippine arts from the region

Grade Level: Grade 11

Objective: Importance of Space and Time in Contemporary Arts within Value

Learning across curriculum:

1) Mathematics - Understanding geometric shapes and spatial relationships can be applied in visual arts to create compositions that play with space and perspective, enhancing the value of the artwork.

2) History - Exploring how historical events and cultural shifts influence the perception of space and time art can provide a deeper understanding of the value embedded in contemporary Philippine arts.

3) Science - Studying the concept of time dilation in physics can be paralleled to how artists manipulate time in their works, emphasizing the significance of temporal elements in contemporary arts.

Review Motivation:

[Teaching Strategy: Interactive Quizzes]

[Instructional Materials: Images of Contemporary Philippine Artworks]

1) Conduct a quiz on space and time elements in various artworks to gauge students' knowledge.

2) Show visually captivating artworks to spark curiosity and discussion on the importance of space and time in art.

3) Engage students in a brainstorming session on how space and time contribute to the value of contemporary Philippine arts.

Activity 1: Exploring Spatial Perspectives

[Teaching Strategy: Project-Based Learning]

Materials - Various art supplies, images of artworks

Significance - To encourage students to experiment with different spatial techniques in creating their artwork.

Instructions -

1) Study different artworks that manipulate space and perspective.

2) Create an artwork that plays with spatial relationships to convey a specific value or message.

3) Present and explain the spatial choices made in their artwork.

Rubric - Creativity - 15 pts, Execution - 15 pts, Presentation - 10 pts

Assessment Questions:

1) How did you use space to enhance the value of your artwork?

2) What challenges did you encounter in manipulating perspective in your piece?

3) Explain the significance of spatial elements in contemporary Philippine arts.

Activity 2: Time-Based Art Experiment

[Teaching Strategy: Experiential Learning]

Materials - Timer, art materials

Significance - To demonstrate the impact of time on the creation and perception of art.

Instructions -

1) Set a time limit for creating a piece of artwork.

2) Reflect on how the time constraint influenced your creative process and the final piece.

3) Discuss the temporal aspects of contemporary Philippine artworks.

Rubric - Time Management - 10 pts, Creativity - 10 pts, Reflection - 10 pts

Assessment Questions:

1) How did the time limit affect your artistic decisions2) In what ways can time be considered a valuable element in art?

3) Compare and contrast your experience with time-based art to traditional art-making processes.

Activity 3: Value Exploration through Installation Art

[Teaching Strategy: Cooperative Learning]

Materials - Found objects, space for installation

Significance - To collaboratively create an installation artwork that embodies various values.

Instructions -

1) Form groups and select a value to represent through an installation.

2) Collect and arrange found objects to convey the chosen value.

3) Present the installation and explain the spatial and temporal considerations.

Rubric - Collaboration - 10 pts, Creativity - 15 pts, Conceptualization - 10 pts

Assessment Questions:

1) How did your group use space to communicate the chosen value effectively?

2) Discuss the role of time in the viewer's interaction with your installation.

3) Reflect on the process of creating a collaborative artwork and its impact on understanding value in art.

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Activity 1 - Students demonstrated a strong grasp of spatial manipulation in art, connecting it to the value conveyed in contemporary Philippine artworks.

Activity 2 - Students recognized the influence of time constraints on their creative process, linking it to the temporal aspects of art appreciation.

Activity - Collaborative efforts in creating installation art deepened students' understanding of spatial and temporal considerations in conveying values through art.


Understanding the importance of space and time in contemporary arts within value allows students to appreciate the deliberate choices artists make to convey meaning effectively, enhancing the overall impact of the artwork.


[Teaching Strategy: Real-Life Scenario]

Task 1 - Visit a local art exhibition and analyze how artists utilize space and time to communicate values in their works.

Task 2 - Create a time-lapse video documenting the process of creating an artwork, emphasizing the temporal evolution of art-making.


[Teaching Strategy: Direct Instruction]

[Instructional Materials: Rubrics, Visual Aids]

Question 1 - How can spatial composition enhance the value of an artwork?

Question 2 - Discuss the role of time in the interpretation of contemporary Philippine artworks.

Question 3 - Evaluate the effectiveness of using space and time to convey values in art.


1) Research and write a reflective essay on a contemporary Philippine artwork that effectively utilizes space and time to convey a specific value.

2) Create a multimedia presentation showcasing different examples of spatial and temporal elements in contemporary Philippine arts, explaining their significance in conveying values.

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Grade: 11 Subject: Contemporary Arts Topic: Importance of Space and Time in Contemporary Arts within Value


  1. To understand the significance of space and time in contemporary art.
  2. To explore how artists use space and time in their artworks to convey value.
  3. To analyze and discuss various contemporary art pieces in relation to space, time, and value.

Materials Needed:

  1. Whiteboard and markers
  2. Projector and screen
  3. Examples of contemporary art pieces
  4. Paper and pens for note-taking

Lesson Outline:

  1. Introduction (10 minutes):
  • Briefly introduce the concept of contemporary art.
  • Discuss the importance of space and time in art and how it relates to the value of artworks.
  1. Understanding Space and Time in Art (15 minutes):
  • Define space and time in the context of art.
  • Explain how artists utilize space and time to create meaning and value in their works.
  • Show examples of artworks where space and time play a crucial role.
  1. Importance of Value in Art (10 minutes):
  • Define the concept of value in art.
  • Explain how space and time contribute to the overall value of an artwork.
  • Discuss how the artistic choices related to space and time impact the value of a piece.
  1. Analyzing Contemporary Artworks (20 minutes):
  • Display various contemporary art pieces that prominently feature space and time.
  • Encourage students to analyze the artworks and discuss how space, time, and value are interconnected.
  • Facilitate a class discussion on the different interpretations of value within these artworks.
  1. Group Activity (15 minutes):
  • Divide the class into groups and assign each group an artwork to analyze.
  • Ask each group to discuss how space and time are used in their assigned artwork to convey value.
  • Have each group present their findings to the class.
  1. Conclusion and Reflection (10 minutes):
  • Summarize the key points discussed in the lesson.
  • Encourage students to reflect on how their understanding of space, time, and value in art has evolved.
  • Assign a reflection exercise where students write about a contemporary artwork that resonated with them in terms of space, time, and value.


  • Informal assessment based on class participation and group activity.
  • Reflection exercise on a contemporary artwork.

Extension Activities:

  • Visit a local art gallery or museum to observe contemporary art pieces in person.
  • Research and present on a contemporary artist known for their innovative use of space and time in art.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan as needed to best suit the needs and interests of the students.

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