Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste | Author: Dave Hickey
Arguably one of the most astute critics working today, Dave Hickey's multi-decade career as a leading cultural commentator is characterised by his blend of high and mass culture and his fervent critique of the celebrity-driven culture of the 21st-century art world. Following his 2012 announcement of self-imposed exile from art criticism, this new body of essays once again questions and challenges the cultural status quo.
With his trademark humour, Hickey has declared that: 'I miss being an elitist and not having to talk to idiots' in a field that, he believes, is defined by the commoditisation of art and the self-referential tendencies of criticism itself. This new body of shorter essays by the author of Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy and The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty looks at more contemporary phenomena: super-collectors, the trope of the biennale and the loss of looking.
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Marina Abramovic: A Visual Biography | Authors: Marina Abramovic with Katya Tylevich
The definitive guide to the life and work of Marina Abramovic, the world's most famous performance artist.Combining brand-new interviews, never-before-seen images and fascinating ephemera, this book is a testament to...
Josef Koudelka: Next: A Visual Biography | Author: Melissa Harris
An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of photography’s most renowned and celebrated artists. Throughout his more than sixty-year-long obsession with the medium, Josef Koudelka considers a...
Wise Words From David Attenborough | Illustrated by Nat Carroll
With his unmistakable voice and childlike wonder, Sir David Attenborough has graced our television screens since 1954. This unauthorised collection celebrates the world's favourite naturalist and his perspective on plants,...