What is Contemporary Art? | Author: Terry Smith
Who gets to say what counts as contemporary art? Artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors, or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today's multifaceted definition, Terry Smith brilliantly shows that a historical approach offers the best answer to the question: What Is Contemporary Art? Smith argues that the most recognizable kind is characterized by a return to mainstream modernism in the work of such artists as Richard Serra and Gerhard Richter, as well as the retro-sensationalism of figures like Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami.
At the same time, Smith reveals, post-colonial artists are engaged in a different kind of practice: one that builds on local concerns and tackles questions of identity, history, and globalization. A younger generation embodies yet a third approach to contemporaneity by investigating time, place, mediation, and ethics through small-scale, closely connective art making. Inviting readers into these diverse yet overlapping art worlds, Smith offers a behind-the-scenes introduction to the institutions, the personalities, the biennials, and of course the works that together are defining the contemporary.
The resulting map of where art is now illuminates not only where it has been but also where it is going.
152 x 229 x 17.78mm
NOTNOT: Digital Realities | Limited Edition | Author: Cam Scott
A fascinating and absorbing Artist Book from one of the most exciting contemporary street artists Sydney has to offer – available in a Limited Edition of 50. Featuring reproductions and...
Circle | Author: Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
From the dynamic, dream team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett comes the final instalment in the hilarious Shape trilogy.Triangle and Square are visiting Circle, who lives at the waterfall. When they...
Pocket RuPaul Wisdom: Witty quotes and wise words from a drag superstar
You betta work! Pocket RuPaul Wisdom contains only the fiercest advice from the supermodel of the world. Learn how to sissy that walk, sashay, shante, and slay the runway.In Pocket...