Contemporary Art in North America: Artworld

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Contemporary Art In North America—the fourth title in Black Dog Publishing’s ARTWORLD series—is a unique and timely survey into art deriving from the United States and Canada today. Diverse in both content and style, art in the United States and Canada reflects the multi-cultural roots from which it stems, as seen in the range of mediums and techniques covered, from painting, photography and video, to installation, performance and curatorial practices.

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Overview


Contemporary Art In North America—the fourth title in Black Dog Publishing’s ARTWORLD series—is a unique and timely survey into art deriving from the United States and Canada today. Diverse in both content and style, art in the United States and Canada reflects the multi-cultural roots from which it stems, as seen in the range of mediums and techniques covered, from painting, photography and video, to installation, performance and curatorial practices.

Richly illustrated profiles showcasing more than 50 of some of the most influential artists from the region have been arranged by medium in an attempt to transcend geographical and regional perceptions and are contextualised by New York-based arts journalist Michael Wilson in his insightful introductory essay “Contemporary Art in the United States and Canada”. Also featured are a select number of articles and essays that represent the diversity of voices from across the continent, including Critical Art Ensemble, Ken Lum, Martha Rosler, Jerry Saltz and Jan Tumlir.

From Photoconceptualism to large-scale installation art, and the latest practices in a range of media, Contemporary Art in North America provides an insightful examination into the styles, perceptions and cultures of this region and its art, articulating varied arguments and opinions that guide the reader to further discussion and debate concerning the subject.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Big names - Matthew Barney, John Currin, Christian Marclay, Cindy Sherman - sit alongside lesser-known artists. Allora and Calzadilla's interdisciplinary work - performative, playful and often using found materials - is a perfect opening profile. Numerous essays provide further context for this dynamic scene." Metro

"Just under 250 pages of mini-essays about the US/Canadian art landscape from 1050 onwards, with colour plates which, if this is your artistic bag, will give you a 'tear me out, put me on your wall' come-on." Buzz Magazine

"The accompanying photographic documentation of artists' work presents beautiful, high-colour glossy images - some of which, remarkably, have never been seen before outside of the studio." C Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907317231
  • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing Limited London
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Series: Artworld Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,180,066
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Wilson is an independent arts writer and editor, and occasional curator and artist, based in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Art Monthly, Artforum, Contemporary, Modern Painters, Time Out New York, Village Voice and The Wire. Wilson has also contributed to exhibition catalogues published by Art in General, La Biennale di Venezia, Lisson Gallery, Marlborough Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and the Photographers Gallery.
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Table of Contents


06 Foreword
ESSAY
16 CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA Michael Wilson
ARTISTS
30 Allora and Calzadilla
34 Martin Kersels
38 Ryan Trecartin
40 Matthew Barney
44 Paul Mcarthy
48 Andrea Fraser
50 Dexter Sinister
52 Center for Land Use Interpretation
54 Mark Dion
58 Oscar Tuazon
60 Pae White
64 Rirkrit Tiravanija
66 Sarah Sze
70 Jesica StockholDer
72 Rachel Harison
74 Tom Friedman
76 Robert Gober
80 Fred Wilson
82 Arturo Herera
84 Jim Shaw
88 John Curin
92 Kery James Marshall
96 Glen Ligon
100 christopher wol
104 Raymond Petibon
108 Julie Mehretu
112 Matt Mullican
114 Marcel Dzama
118 Frances Star k
122 Ellen Gallagher
126 Wade Guyton
128 Richard Prince
132 Jonathan Horowitz
134 Martha Rosler
138 Kara Walker
142 Christian Marclay
146 Tony Oursler
150 Rodney Graham
154 Susan Hiller
158 Paul Pfeifer
160 Josephine Meckseper
162 Roe Ethridge
164 Bernadete Corporation
166 Christopher Williams
168 Michael Snow
172 Cindy Sherman
176 Sharon Lockhart
180 Jef Wall
184 Roni Horn
186 Stan Douglas
APPENDIX
190 THE NEW YORK CANON JERRY SALTZ
198 CANADIAN CULTURAL POLICY: A METAPHYSICAL PROBLEM KEN LUM
206 BOUNDARY ISSUES: THE ART WORLD UNDER THE SIGN OF GLOBALISM PAMELA M LEE
210 Art in the field of engagement MARTHA ROSLER
212 LESSONS OF THE CLASS of 90: SITING RECENT ART IN LOS ANGELES JAN TUMLIR
219 WHEN THOUGHT BECOMES CRIME CRITICAL ART ENSEMBLE
221 CONTRIBUTORS
222 ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
231 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
233 INDEX
239 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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