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.
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Modern Australian Women Artists | Author: Andrée Harkness, Anne Gray, Caroline Jordan and Juliana Hooper
The most comprehensive book on modern Australian women artists published, this book represents some of Australia's most important women artists between 1870s-1960s, a dynamic period in Australian art. Artists include...
Tarot Colouring Book: A Personal Growth Colouring Journey | Author: Diana McMahon Collis
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From the creator of the best-selling Tattoo Colouring Book, The Tarot Colouring Book features images from Oliver Munden’s equally successful Tattoo Tarot specially re-designed for colouring.From the golden lion symbolising Strength to the fertile...
2020: The Year That Changed Us: The Conversation | Author: Molly Glassey
Expert information you can trust from the best writers for The Conversation on the lessons of a remarkable year.The year 2020 began with fire-fuelled orange skies over Australia and parts of New...