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Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present
     

Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present

by Alexander Dumbadze, Suzanne Hudson
 

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An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world.

  • Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes,

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An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world.

  • Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates in contemporary art since 1989
  • Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on current discussions in the field and investigated by three essays, each shedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways
  • Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship
  • International in scope, bringing together over forty of the most important voices in the field, including Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs Media Collective, and Jan Verwoert
  • A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventions and foster critical dialogue among both students and art aficionados

Editorial Reviews

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“Interesting and pertinent topics [covered] are the globalization of the art world, the expansion of biennial and art fairs as venues, the use of technology as a medium, the theme of social activism, and the relevant education of the studio artist … The essays are consistently well written and include copious notes … Recommended.” Choice (1 August 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118298886
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
973 KB

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“With its rich roster of art historians, critics, and curators, Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present provides the essential chart of this new field. “
- Hal Foster, Princeton University

“Featuring a diverse and exciting line-up of international critics, curators and art historians, Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present is an indispensable introduction to the major issues shaping the study of contemporary art.”
- Pamela Lee, Stanford University

“In Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present, a new generation of critics and scholars comes of age.  Full of fresh ideas, engaged writing, and provocative proposals about the art of the current moment and the immediate past, this book is sure to become the standard, 'go to' text in the field of contemporary art history.”
- Richard Meyer, author of What was Contemporary Art?

Meet the Author

Alexander Dumbadze is assistant professor of contemporary art at George Washington University. He is president of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians and a cofounder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank. He has written essays for a number of international exhibition catalogues, and is a recipient of the Creative Capital| Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His book Bas Jan Ader: Death is Elsewhere is forthcoming in 2013.

Suzanne Hudson is assistant professor of contemporary art at the University of Southern California. She is president emeritus and chair of the executive committee of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians and a cofounder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank. In addition to her work as an art historian, she is an active critic whose work has appeared in international exhibition catalogues and such publications as Parkett, Flash Art, and Art Journal; she is a regular contributor to Artforum. In 2009 she published Robert Ryman: Used Paint, and Painting Now is forthcoming in 2013.

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