How to Write about Contemporary Art

Presents concise and definitive instructions for writing about contemporary art, discussing key style, structural, and content elements with guidance for writing in specific forms, including academic, press releases, and essays.

Author: Gilda Williams

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ISBN: 9780500291573

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Presents concise and definitive instructions for writing about contemporary art, discussing key style, structural, and content elements with guidance for writing in specific forms, including academic, press releases, and essays.

How to Write Art History

How far in the past does art have to be for it to be history ? Why is it that some art historians write about contemporary art ? As I see it , art historians write about the art of the past , which both is history and tells history .

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694889

Category: Academic writing

Page: 176

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An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. The book introduces two basic art historical methods - formal analysis and contextual analysis - revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion. The common strengths and weaknesses of an art history essay are highlighted by using real examples of written work, and at each stage of the writing process D'Alleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly. In addition, she explains the most effective methods of note-taking and outlines strategies for reviewing images - essential tools when preparing for an exam. Providing a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, this book will be particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.

Researching and Writing on Contemporary Art and Artists

'The Marriage of Art and Academia: Challenges and Opportunities for Music Research in Practice-Based Environments'. Dutch Journal of Music Theory 12, no. 1: 34–40. ... How to Write About Contemporary Art. London: Thames & Hudson.

Author: Christopher Wiley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030392333

Category: Art

Page: 281

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Researching and writing about contemporary art and artists present unique challenges for scholars, students, professional critics and creative practitioners alike. This collection of essays from across the arts disciplines—music, literature, dance, theatre and the visual arts—explores the challenges and complexities raised by engaging in researching and writing on living or recently deceased subjects and their output. Different sections explore critical perspectives and case studies in relation to innovative, distinctive or otherwise leading work, as well as offering innovative modes of discourse such as a visual essay and a music composition. Subjects addressed include recent scandals of Canadian literary celebrity, late-career output, the written element of music composition PhDs, and the boundaries between ethnography and hagiography, with case studies ranging from Howard Barker to Adrian Piper to Sylvie Guillem and Misty Copeland.

Art on the Edge and Over

ALMOST SIX YEARS AGO, I went to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to see an exhibition of contemporary art. I was completely bewildered. I didn't understand what the artists were trying to say or why their work was ...

Author: Linda Weintraub

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

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Category: Art

Page: 264

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Recognizing that art at the end of the twentieth century changes too quickly and is too multifaceted and unfamiliar to be automatically understood, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society explains the intractably avant-garde art of the 1970s, 80s and 90s by searching for art's meaning within the context of popular culture and the common trends that have led to such new forms of expression. This one-of-a-kind resource is composed of 35 easy-to-read, chapter-long essays that each cover a particular deviation from conventional art practices (such as smell as an aesthetic ingredient, shopping as a creative process or blood, pollen, discarded dolls and toxic earth as a medium of expression.) Within each chapter, the theme discussed is illuminated by and elucidates the work of one particular artist (such as Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Laib, On Kawara, Marina Abramovic, Gilbert and George, David Hammons, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Salle, Janine Antoni, Rosemarie Trockel, Andres Serrano, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Kruger, Vito Acconci, and Mike Kelley). An easy-to-follow guide to the unconventional art of our contemporaries, Art on the Edge and Over is a vital resource for all those interested in art history, studio art, aesthetics, and contemporary society.

Most Contemporary Picture Show

... of how to write about contemporary artists like René Daniëls . When the artist himself takes on the role of iconographer by including quotes in his work , what then is the task and position of those who write about his work ?

Author: René Daniëls

Publisher: Nai010 Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 187

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RACAR

As the subtitle suggests , the collection reflects on the “ writing of the artist ” – it asks how feminist art historians ... to “ writing the artist , ” and while this may be an excellent strategy for writing about contemporary artists ...

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Figure and Abstraction in Contemporary Painting

I suppose one origin of this book was an attempt to recover something of my own past in the Great Depression and to try to understand how a group of artists in the 1940s and ' 50s could have suddenly produced an art that at the time ...

Author: Ronald Paulson

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Category: Art

Page: 338

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Art and AsiaPacific

Other peripheries remain , and questions are invoked about why and for how much longer . ... Fifteen years on , writing about contemporary Asian and Pacific art is still fraught with many of the challenges that have been there all along ...

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Canadian Art

An example is How I Became a Ramblin ' Man , in which humour and music provide flexible , accessible languages with which ... Theoretical , critical and historical writing about contemporary art should be respectful , of course , but it ...

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Category: Art, Canadian

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Art Criticism

TUCKER : I have made a point of not writing about work that is contemporary to mine . ... then any kind of historical examination raises the question of how this can be applied and used in relation to contemporary work ; and unless you ...

Author: Brandon Taylor

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Category: Art criticism

Page: 115

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