How to Write About Contemporary Art

This is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time.

Author: Gilda Williams

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500772169

Category: Art

Page: 264

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This is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, arts professionals and other writers, it brims with practical tips that range across the full spectrum of art-writing including academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews and writing for websites and blogs. Gilda Williams, a London correspondent for Artforum, points to the power of close looking and research, showing how to deploy language effectively; how to develop new ideas; and how to construct compelling texts. Includes a bibliography, advice on the use and misuse of grammar and tips on how to construct your own contemporary art library.

EyeMinded

Selections of writing by the influential art critic and curator Kellie Jones reveal her role in bringing attention to the work of African American, African, Latin American, and women artists.

Author: Kellie Jones

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082234873X

Category: Art

Page: 515

View: 548

Selections of writing by the influential art critic and curator Kellie Jones reveal her role in bringing attention to the work of African American, African, Latin American, and women artists.

Themes in Contemporary Art

This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.

Author: Gillian Perry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102970

Category: Art

Page: 326

View: 239

This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.

A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945

This ambitious reference work charts the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American ...

Author: Amelia Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405152358

Category: Art

Page: 648

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A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.

Contemporary Art and Classical Myth

Contemporary art is deeply engaged with the subject of classical myth. Yet within the literature on contemporary art, little has been said about this provocative relationship.

Author: Isabelle Loring Wallace

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754669746

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 109

Contemporary art is deeply engaged with the subject of classical myth. Yet within the literature on contemporary art, little has been said about this provocative relationship. Composed of fifteen original essays, Contemporary Art and Classical Myth addresses this scholarly gap, exploring, and in large part establishing, the multifaceted intersection of contemporary art and classical myth.

What was Contemporary Art

Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the ...

Author: Richard Meyer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262135086

Category: Art

Page: 361

View: 466

Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the 1930s that put contemporary art in dialogue with premodern works ranging from prehistoric cave pictures to Italian Renaissance paintings. Meyer also treats the controversy that arose in 1948 over the decision by Boston's Institute of Modern Art to change its name to the Institute of Contemporary Art. By retrieving moments in the history of once-current art, Meyer redefines "the contemporary" as a condition of being alive to and alongside other moments, artists, and objects.

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which areaccessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern Art companion website.The perfect companion for the desk, bedside table, or gallery visits, A ...

Author: Ian Chilvers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199239657

Category: Art

Page: 776

View: 442

This unique and authoritative reference work contains more than 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entriesfor artists worldwide from the beginning of the 20th century through to the beginning of the 21st, from the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto to the French sculptor Jacques Zwobada. With international coverage, indications of public collections and publicly sited works, and in-depth entries for keytopics (for example, Cubism and abstract art), this dictionary is a fascinating and thorough guide for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary culture, amateur or professional.Formerly the Dictionary of 20th Century Art, the text has been completely revised and updated for this major new edition. 300 entries have been added and it now contains entries on photography in modern art. With emphasis on recent art and artists, for example Damien Hirst, it has an exceptionallystrong coverage of art from the 1960s, which makes it particularly ideal for contemporary art enthusiasts. Further reading is provided at entry level to assist those wishing to know more about a particular subject. In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which areaccessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern Art companion website.The perfect companion for the desk, bedside table, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art is an essential A-Z reference work for art students, artists, and art lovers.

Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance

Focusing on pertinent issues in curating contemporary art and performance, the book's four parts examine forms of thinking in contemporary curating : curating and the interdisciplinary; as intervention and contestation; as a form of ...

Author: Judith Rugg

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 184150162X

Category: Art

Page: 183

View: 948

To stay relevant, art curators must keep up with the rapid pace of technological innovation as well as the aesthetic tastes of fickle critics and an ever-expanding circle of cultural arbiters. Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance argues that, despite these daily pressures, good curating work also requires more theoretical attention. In four thematic sections, a distinguished group of contributors consider curation in light of interdisciplinary and emerging practices, examine conceptions of curation as intervention and contestation, and explore curation's potential to act as a reconsideration of conventional museum spaces. Against the backdrop of cutting-edge developments in electronic art, art/science collaboration, nongallery spaces, and virtual fields, contributors propose new approaches to curating and new ways of fostering critical inquiry. Now in paperback, this volume is an essential read for scholars, curators, and art enthusiasts alike.

Contemporary Art in Baroda

This Book Traces The Evolution Of Baroda As An Important Centre Of Contemporary Art And Art Education, From The 1800S- 1900S.

Author: Gulam Mohammed Sheikh

Publisher: Tulika Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Art, Indic

Page: 294

View: 551

This Book Traces The Evolution Of Baroda As An Important Centre Of Contemporary Art And Art Education, From The 1800S- 1900S. Art In Its Historical Context Art, And Education As Life -Vocations ; Art As An Effective Deterrent To Dehumanization ,The Formation Of A Distinct Vision Of Art Through A Mingling Of The Past And Present The Immediate And The Distant These Are Some Of The Complex Issues That The Book Attempts To Articulate Through Its Discussion Of The Work Of Three Generations Of Artists In Baroda.

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art

Enth. u. a.: S. 74: Concrete art (1936-49) / Max Bill. - S. 74-77: The mathematical approach in contemporary art (1949) / Max Bill. - S. 301-304: Dieter Roth.

Author: Kristine Stiles

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202511

Category: Art

Page: 1003

View: 836

Enth. u. a.: S. 74: Concrete art (1936-49) / Max Bill. - S. 74-77: The mathematical approach in contemporary art (1949) / Max Bill. - S. 301-304: Dieter Roth.

The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art

A professor of art history explores the last four decades of art history, raising important questions about authorship and materials, beginning in the era of "anything is art" and continuing through post-modern expressions of pastiche art ...

Author: Martha Buskirk

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262524421

Category: Art

Page: 307

View: 223

A professor of art history explores the last four decades of art history, raising important questions about authorship and materials, beginning in the era of "anything is art" and continuing through post-modern expressions of pastiche art that combine materials from many sources. (Fine Arts)

Contemporary Art in the Middle East

A collection of essays and art works, showcasing artists from the Middle East, in a collection that defies fixed categories, shifting instead through different artistic registers according to more subtle themes.

Author: Nadine Monem

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 926

A collection of essays and art works, showcasing artists from the Middle East, in a collection that defies fixed categories, shifting instead through different artistic registers according to more subtle themes.

What Is Contemporary Art

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.

Author: Terry Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226764311

Category: Art

Page: 329

View: 235

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 an 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, postcolonial 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.

Contemporary Art in India

A quintessential work that unfolds the origin and development of contemporary indian art.Covering the last 150 years and with nearly 300 illustrations, the book focusses on the different artistic and stylistic genres and art movements which ...

Author: Pran Nath Mago

Publisher: National Book Trust India

ISBN:

Category: Art, Indic

Page: 225

View: 483

A quintessential work that unfolds the origin and development of contemporary indian art.Covering the last 150 years and with nearly 300 illustrations, the book focusses on the different artistic and stylistic genres and art movements which have enriched

On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? Answering this question and more, On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art explores the curious disconnection between spirituality and current art.

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415969895

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 126

For millennia, art has been religious - even in times and places when there was no word for 'art'. Then, in the Renaissance, it became possible for art to glorify the artist, making viewers think more of his skills than of the subjects he portrayed. The modern artist faces a more complex dilemma - one that no art historian has talked about until now. Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? Is contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art you make expresses your spiritual belief?The Impossibility of Transcendence is about the curious disconnect between spir.

Boom

Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities.

Author: Michael Shnayerson

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610398416

Category: Art

Page: 464

View: 596

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world-for contemporary art-is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and fortunes. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party. But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to see them picked off by a rival. Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities. He has spoken to all of today's so-called mega dealers-Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner, Arne and Marc Glimcher, and Iwan Wirth-along with dozens of other dealers-from Irving Blum to Gavin Brown-who worked with the greatest artists of their times: Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and more. This kaleidoscopic history begins in the mid-1940s in genteel poverty with a scattering of galleries in midtown Manhattan, takes us through the ramshackle 1950s studios of Coenties Slip, the hipster locations in SoHo and Chelsea, London's Bond Street, and across the terraces of Art Basel until today. Now, dealers and auctioneers are seeking the first billion-dollar painting. It hasn't happened yet, but they are confident they can push the price there soon.

Feminism and Contemporary Art

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions.

Author: Jo Anna Isaak

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415080149

Category: Art

Page: 247

View: 296

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Contemporary Art a Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Julian Stallabrass

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198826621

Category:

Page: 200

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Contemporary art has never been so popular - but the art world is changing. In a landscape of increasing globalization there is growing interest in questions over the nature of contemporary art today, and the identity of who is controlling its future. In the midst of this, contemporary art continues to be a realm of freedom where artists shock, break taboos, flout generally received ideas, and switch between confronting viewers with works of great emotional profundity and jaw-dropping triviality. In this Very Short Introduction Julian Stallabrass gives a clear view on the diverse and rapidly moving scene of contemporary art. Exploring art's striking globalisation from the 1990s onwards, he analyses how new regions and nations, such as China, have leapt into astonishing prominence, over-turning the old Euro-American dominance on aesthetics. Showing how contemporary art has drawn closer to fashion and the luxury goods market as artists have become accomplished marketers of their work, Stallabrass discusses the reinvention of artists as brands. This new edition also considers how once powerful art criticism has mutated into a critical and performative writing at which many artists excel. Above all, behind the insistent rhetoric of freedom and ambiguity in art, Stallabrass explores how big business and the super-rich have replaced the state as the primary movers of the contemporary art scene, especially since the financial crisis, and become a powerful new influence over the art world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Writing the Modern

Writing the Modern is the first collection of Sabapathy's work, featuring pieces that represent the scope and depth of his output and highlight his most important and influential writings.

Author: T. K. Sabapathy

Publisher: National University of Singapore Press

ISBN: 9789811157639

Category: Art

Page: 448

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T. K. Sabapathy has been writing on the art of Southeast Asia for more than four decades, as a critic, curator, and art historian. He is a penetrating critic and ardent advocate for the art and artists of Singapore and Malaysia. His art historical methods, critical documentation, deep dialogue with artists, and detailed explication of their works have set the course of art discourse in the region. Writing the Modern is the first collection of Sabapathy's work, featuring pieces that represent the scope and depth of his output and highlight his most important and influential writings. At the same time, it is a survey of the vast changes in the landscape of art in the region over the period. Sabapathy chronicles the shift in Asian art from a predominantly nationalist/modernist mode to a global contemporary style. Those new to his work will find this the ideal introduction to his oeuvre. And his longtime fans will find this book the perfect opportunity for review and renewed consideration of his work. Ultimately, it's a collection sure to fuel a new generation of modern and contemporary art writing, research, and exhibition making.

Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art

The relationships between Buddhist practice and the contemporary arts are explored in essays by writers from a range of disciplines and in interviews with influential artists in this timely, multifaceted volume, with contributions by Maya ...

Author: Jacquelynn Baas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520243460

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 835

The relationships between Buddhist practice and the contemporary arts are explored in essays by writers from a range of disciplines and in interviews with influential artists in this timely, multifaceted volume, with contributions by Maya Lin, Stephen Batchelor, Bill Viola, Arthur Danto, and others.