Art and Today
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|Format:||Hardback, 448 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 05 March 2008|
"Art & Today" is an innovative and extensive survey of international contemporary art from the 1980s to the present. Over four hundred of the most significant contemporary artists from around the world are represented in this comprehensive overview - some emerging, some mid-career, and others long established. Each of the book's sixteen chapters address recurring and relevant themes as diverse as "Art & Popular Culture," "Art & Its Institutions," and "Art & Globalism," rather than follow a strict chronological, geographical, or stylistic structure. Lively and up-to-date, "Art & Today" explores an era in which art defies simple categorization. The result is a surprising and original yet clear and reasoned perspective on contemporary art that breaks from prescribed classifications to offer a survey as expansive as the art it describes.For instance, in the chapter "Art & the Body," one might find performance discussed alongside figurative painting, sculpture and photography alongside video, and North American artists alongside Asian artists. The chapter "Art and Globalism" discusses artists whose nationality, generation, and medium are as diverse as those of Alan Sekula, Michal Rovner, Cildo Meireles, Manuel Ocampo, Chen Zhen, and Andreas Gursky. Internationally renowned art critic and scholar, Eleanor Heartney is respected for her clear language and pragmatic approach to contemporary art. Her straightforward, engaging descriptions and explanations will appeal to both experts and newcomers alike, and will serve as an invaluable resource for years to come.
Table of Contents
- Introduction- Chapter 1: Art & Popular Culture(Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Maurizio Cattelan, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Richard Prince, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, Tom Sachs, Rachel Harrison, etc.)- Chapter 2: Art & the Quotidian Object(Jessica Stockholder, Sarah Sze, Josiah McElheny, Fischli & Weiss, Gabriel Orozco, Tony Cragg, Tom Friedman, Cornelia Parker, Katharina Fritsch, etc.)- Chapter 3: Art & Abstraction(Brice Marden, Robert Mangold, Bridget Riley, Martin Puryear, Bernard Frize, Agnes Martin, Donald Judd, James Siena, Richard Deacon, etc.)- Chapter 4: Art & Representation(Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Vik Muniz, Gerhard Richter, Luc Tuymans, Elizabeth Peyton, Peter Doig, Jeff Wall, Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Ruff, Rineke Dijkstra, Sigmar Polke, Martin Kippenberger, Neo Rauch, etc.)- Chapter 5: Art & Narrative(Cindy Sherman, Gregory Crewdson, Anna Gaskell, Isaac Julien, Matthew Barney, Aernout Mik, Pierre Huyghe, Ilya Kabakov, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Nan Goldin, Sophie Calle, Matthew Ritchie, etc.)- Chapter 6: Art & Time(On Kawara, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Douglas Gordon, Christian Marclay, Bill Viola, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Pipilotti Rist, Jeremy Blake, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Tacita Dean, etc.)- Chapter 7: Art & Nature and Technology(Andy Goldsworthy, Mark Dion, Critical Art Ensemble, Christine Borland, Rebecca Horn, Lee Bul, Wim Delvoye, Orlan, Aziz + Cucher, Eduardo Kac, etc.)- Chapter 8: Art & Deformation(Carroll Dunham, Fabian Marcaccio, Ron Mueck, Yayoi Kusama, Annette Messager, John Currin, Thomas Schutte, Mike Kelley, Louise Bourgeois, etc.)- Chapter 9: Art & the Body(Marina Abramovic, Janine Antoni, Paul Mc Carthy, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jenny Saville, John Coplans, Eric Fischl, Lisa Yuskavage, Marlene Dumas, etc.)- Chapter 10: Art & Identity(Shirin Neshat, David Hammons, Barbara Kruger, Jimmie Durham, Chris Ofili, Nikki S. Lee, General Idea, Yasumasa Morimura, Kutlug Ataman, etc.)- Chapter 11: Art & Spirituality(James Turrell, Andres Serrano, Mariko Mori, Shahzia Sikander, Christian Jankowski, Ana Mendieta, James Lee Byars, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anish Kapoor, etc.)- Chapter 12: Art & Globalism(Alan Sekula, Julie Mehretu, Cai Guo-Qiang, Alfredo Jaar, Mark Lombardi, Andreas Gursky, Michal Rovner, Walid Ra'ad, Yukinori Yanagi, Chen Zhen, Emily Jacir, etc.)- Chapter 13: Art & Architecture(Gordon Matta-Clark, Daniel Buren, Rachel Whiteread, Dan Graham, Monica Bonvicini, Vito Acconci, Isa Genzken, Marjetica Potrc, Joep Van Lieshout, Liam Gillick, Andrea Zittel, Los Carpinteros, Jorge Pardo, etc.)- Chapter 14: Art & Its Institutions(Antonio Muntadas, Lawrence Weiner, Hans Haacke, Louise Lawler, Fred Wilson, Andrea Fraser, Thomas Struth, Candida Hofer, etc.)- Chapter 15: Art & Politics(Leon Golub, William Kentridge, Maya Lin, Richard Serra, David Wojnarowicz, Jenny Holzer, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Guerrilla Girls, Martha Rosler, Tim Rollins, etc.)- Chapter 16: Art & Audience(Erwin Wurm, Carsten Holler, Francis Alys, Vanessa Beecroft, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thomas Hirshhorn, etc.)ChronologyArtist BiographiesBibliographyIndex
About the Author
Eleanor Heartney has been a contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress for more than ten years. Her recent publications include Postmodernism (Movements in Modern Art), and Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads.
|Publisher: ||Phaidon Press Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||29.0 x 25.0 x 4.0 centimeters (3.00 kg)|