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Contemporary Art 1989 to the Present

ISBN-10: 1444338668
ISBN-13: 9781444338669
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

An integrated 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 an expansive collection of all-new essays on a range of themes reflecting the latest research in the field Synthesizes a tremendous amount of extant literature to offer a view of the period that has not been undertaken before Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, and art schools, and scholarship International in scope, bringing together many 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

Contributors
Introduction
The Contemporary and Globalization
Worlds Apart: Contemporary Art, Globalization, and the Rise of Biennials
"Our" Contemporaneity?
The Historicity of the Contemporary is Now!
Art After Modernism and Postmodernism
Elite Art in an Age of Populism
"Of Adversity we Live!"
Making it Work: Artists and Contemporary Art in China
Formalism
Form Struggles
Formalism Redefined
The World in Plain View: Form in the Service of the Global
Medium Specificity
The (Re)Animation of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Art
Medium Aspecificity/Autopoietic Form
Specificity
Art and Technology
Test Sites: Fabrication
Inhabiting the Technosphere: Art and Technology Beyond Technical Invention
Conceptual Art 2.0
Biennials
In Defense of Biennials
Curating in Heterogeneous Worlds
Biennial Culture and the Aesthetics of Experience
Participation
Participation
The Ripple Effect: "Participation" as an Expanded Field
Publicity and Complicity in Contemporary Art
Activism
Activism
Knit Dissent
Light from a Distant Star: A Meditation on Art, Agency, and Politics
Agency
Participation in Art: 10 Theses
Fusions of Powers: Four Models of Agency in the Field of Contemporary Art, Ranked Unapologetically in Order of Preference
Life Full of Holes: Contemporary Art and Bare Life
The Rise of Fundamentalism
Monotheism � la Mode
Freedom's Just Another Word
On the Frontline: The Politics of Terrorism in Contemporary Pakistani Art
Judgment
Judgment's Troubled Objects
A Producers Journal, or Judgment A Go-Go
After Criticism
Markets
Globalization and Commercialization of the Art Market
Three Perspectives on the Market
Untitled
Art Schools and the Academy
Lifelong Learning
Art without Institutions
Will the Academy Become a Monster?
Scholarship
Our Literal Speed: Our Literal Speed
Globalization, Art History, and the Specter of Difference
The Academic Condition of Contemporary Art
Index

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