Contemporary Art: World Currents / Edition 1

Contemporary Art: World Currents / Edition 1

by Terry Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205789714

ISBN-13: 9780205789719

Pub. Date: 07/15/2011

Publisher: Pearson

Contemporary Art: World Currents is the first comprehensive worldwide survey of contemporary art from the 1980s to the present day.

Author Terry Smith argues that, in recent decades, a global shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred: artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world’s teeming multiplicity, its

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Overview

Contemporary Art: World Currents is the first comprehensive worldwide survey of contemporary art from the 1980s to the present day.

Author Terry Smith argues that, in recent decades, a global shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred: artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world’s teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities and new technologies. Alongside more than 350 carefully selected color images of key works, Terry Smith offers the first account of these changes, from their historical beginnings to the present day. Exploring key works by both well known
and little-known artists, the author shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s and then became a global phenomenon as artworlds everywhere began to connect more closely: new communicative technologies and expanding social media are now shaping the future of art.

Contemporary Art: World Currents breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world, ranging across Western, East and Central Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East. Terry Smith lays the groundwork for a new comparative approach to contemporary art, emphasizing its relationships to all aspects of contemporary life. He argues that it is cultural diversity and individual artistic inventiveness, not a convergence towards sameness, which makes today’s art contemporary.

Contemporary Art: World Currents brings the subject right up-todate, highlighting the concerns of contemporary artists while giving the reader an invaluable insight to art today.

Teaching and Learning Experience

Improve Critical Thinking- Explore how contemporary art has become a global, connected phenomenon

Engage Students- Looks at the work of contemporary artists from across the world.

Support Instructors- Image PowerPoints slides are available for Contemporary Art: World Currents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205789719
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
375,523
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: Becoming Contemporary in Euro America

Chapter 1: Late Modern Art Becomes Contemporary
Chapter 2: The Contemporary Art Boom

Part II: The Transnational Transition

Chapter 3: Russia and (East of) Europe
Chapter 4: South and Central America, the Carribean
Chapter 5: China and East Asia
Chapter 6: India, South and Southeast Asia
Chapter 7: Oceania
Chapter 8: Africa
Chapter 9: West Asia

Part III: Contemporary Concerns
Chapter 10: World Pictures: Making Art Politically
Chapter 11: Climate Change: Art and Ecology
Chapter 12: Social Media: Affects of Time
Chapter 13: Coda: Permanent Transition


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
General Introduction: Contemporary Art in Transition
From Late Modern Art to Now


Part I: Becoming Contemporary in Euro America

Chapter 1: Late Modern Art Becomes Contemporary
Transformations in Late Modern Art: Its Contemporary Aspects

Chapter 2: The Contemporary Art Boom
The Postmodern Return to Figuration
Retro-Sensationalist Art
Remodernism in Sculpture and Photography
Spectacle Architecture as Contemporary Art
Contemporary Art Becomes a Style

Part II: The Transnational Transition

Chapter 3: Russia and (East of) Europe
Russia
Late Cold War Modern Art Elsewhere (East of) Europe
After the Fall: Post-Communist Art?
Beyond “Eastern” and “Central” versus “Western” Europe
Translating the European Ideal

Chapter 4: South and Central America, the Carribean
South America
Cuba
Elsewhere in the Caribbean
Seeing the World’s Currents

Chapter 5: China and East Asia

China
Taiwan
Korea

Chapter 6: India, South and Southeast Asia
India
Pakistan
Thailand
Indonesia
The Phillippines

Chapter 7: Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Australia

Chapter 8: Africa
Modern Art in Africa
South Africa Under Apartheid
Popular Painting and Sculpture in Central Africa
Commercial to Art Photography
South Africa after Apartheid
African Art Enters the International Circuit

Chapter 9: West Asia
Iraq
Jordan
Iran
Palestine
Israel
From Hurufiyah to Contemporary Cosmopolitanism

Part III: Contemporary Concerns

Chapter 10: World Pictures: Making Art Politically
One World
Global Networks
Intervening Critically
Profiles in Shadowland
Bare Labor

Chapter 11: Climate Change: Art and Ecology
Art and Environmentalism
Crisis and Catastrophe
Collective Actions, Sustainable Solutions
Designs for Living
Experimental Geography
Imaging the Future Dystopia
Eco-Chic, Greenwashing, Spectable

Chapter 12: Social Media: Affects of Time
Mediation, Immersion, Intervention, Agency
To Be with Time is All We Ask

Chapter 13: Coda: Permanent Transition

Notes
Select Bibliography
A Directory of Selected Contemporary
Art Websites
Index
Picture Credits
Note of Thanks

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