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The Artsy Podcast, No. 44: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Artsy Editorial
Aug 10, 2017 11:38PM

Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

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On this episode, curators Jessica Cerasi and Kyung An walk us through the ABCs of contemporary art. Each chapter of their new book, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?, is devoted to a different question about this thorny (and often alienating) segment of the art world. When did contemporary art start—and when will it end? Why was the art world split over Jay-Z’s show at Pace Gallery? And why are exhibition press releases so hard to understand?

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi. It was produced by Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.

Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free

Cover image: Photo by Matthew Israel

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