Themes of Contemporary Art Visual Art After 1980

ISBN-10: 0199797072

ISBN-13: 9780199797073

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Jean Robertson, Craig McDaniel

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Offering a unique thematic approach to recent art history,Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980, Third Edition, focuses on eight central ideas recurring in art over the past few decades: identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, and spirituality.Featuring 160 vivid illustrations (23 in color and 137 in black and white), this wide-ranging introduction presents artworks that exemplify a wide variety of materials, techniques, theoretical viewpoints, and stylistic approaches, by artists from diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds.Concise, engaging, and accessible, this thought-provoking volume challenges readers to think actively and critically about the ideas expressed in contemporary art.New to this Edition* Updated throughoutwith the most recent scholarship, research, and developments in the field* A new chapter on memoryas a theme in contemporary art and culture* An updated timelinethat reflects world events and developments in art and pop culture through today* 3 new artist profiles* 31 additional illustrations
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List price: $42.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Themes of Contemporary ArtWhat, Why, and How
A Brief Orientation
The Art World Expands
Overview of History and Art History, 1980-2011
Traditions Survive, New Trends Arrive
A Spectrum of Voices Emerges
Theory Flexes Its Muscles
Social Experience as Art
Art Meets Contemporary Culture
Identity in Art History
Identity is Communal or Relational
Identity Politics
Identity Is Constructed
Otherness and Representation
Deconstructing Difference
The Fluidity of Identity
Post Identity
ProfileNancy Burson
ProfileShirin Neshat
The Body
Past Figurative Art
A New Spin on the Body
The Body Is a Battleground
The Body Is a Sign
Performing Bodies
The Body Beautiful
Sexual Bodies
The Gaze
Sex and Violence
Mortal Bodies
Posthuman Bodies
ProfileRenee Cox
ProfileZhang Huan
Changing Views of Time
Time and Art History
Time as a Medium
Live Art
Film and Video
Process Art
Exploring the Structure of Time
Counting Time
Measuring Time
Reordering Time
Expressing Endlessness
ProfileHiroshi Sugimoto
ProfileCornelia Parker
Memory and Art History
The Texture of Memory
Memory is Emotional
Memory is Unreliable
Memory is Multisensory
Strategies for Representing the Past
Displaying Evidence
Reenacting the Past
Fracturing Narratives and Reshuffling Memories
Storehouses of Memory
Revisiting the Past
Recovering History
Rethinking History
Reframing the Present
Commemorating the Past
ProfileChristian Boltanski
ProfileBrian Tolle
Places Have Meanings
Places Have Value
History's Influence- (Most) Places Exist in Space- (Most) Works of Art Exist in a Place
What's Public? What's Private?
Looking at Places
Looking Our for Places
Fictionalized Places
ProfileUnilever Series at Tate Modern
ProfileAndrea Zittel
Words with ArtA History
Art with WordsA History
Recent Theories of Language
Reasons for Using Language
Language Makes Meaning
Language Takes Form
Transparency and Translucency
Spatiality and Physicality
Books Made by Artists
Art Made with Books
Wielding the Power of Language
Confronting the Challenge of Translation
Using Text in the Information Age
ProfileNina Katchadourian
ProfileJanet Cardiff
What is Science?
Artists as Amateur Scientists
Artists Adopt Scientific Methods and Materials
Creole Technologies- Bio
The Ideology of Science
Changing Paradigms of Science
Is Science Running Amok? Activist Art Responds
The Visual Culture of Science
Scientific Imaging and Art
Deconstructing the Visual Culture of Science
Scientific Displays and Archives
Science in Popular Culture
Classifying Humans in the Genomic Age
Is Nature Natural?
Marveling at the Universe
ProfilePatricia Piccinini
ProfileEduardo Kac
Spirituality and Religion
A Short History
A Few Strategies
Manipulating Forms, Materials, and Processes
Manipulating Meanings and Minds
Finding Faith and Harboring Doubt
Expressing Religious Identities
Facing Death, Doom, and Destruction
Mingling the Sacred and the Secular
ProfileJose Bedia
ProfileBill Viola
Selected Bibliography
Color Plate
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