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New Art on View

New Art on View

by Sheila McGregor
     
 

This groundbreaking book examines the role of museums in collecting contemporary art and craft. The central focus is the Special Collection Scheme, run by the Contemporary Art Society in the UK and funded by the Arts Council Lottery, which allowed fifteen museums to revitalize their collecting and to grow and respond to twenty-first century life. Since 1998, the

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This groundbreaking book examines the role of museums in collecting contemporary art and craft. The central focus is the Special Collection Scheme, run by the Contemporary Art Society in the UK and funded by the Arts Council Lottery, which allowed fifteen museums to revitalize their collecting and to grow and respond to twenty-first century life. Since 1998, the scheme has enabled the acquisition of more than 600 works by 313 different artists and makers. Lavishly illustrated throughout, it features such eminent artists as Olafur Eliasson, Juan Munoz, Santiago Sierra, Shirin Neshat, Tracey Emin, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Bill Fontana, Jeremy Deller, Georgina Starr, Yinka Shonibare, Ian Davenport, Gavin Turk, Thomas Ruff, Grayson Perry, Ron Arad, Shelly Goldsmith, Hans Stofer, Simone ten Hompel and Jacqueline Poncelet. Just as significant are the large number of exciting younger artists whose prospects have been boosted by early acquisition for a public collection. A series of interviews with

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857594430
Publisher:
Scala Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.55(d)

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