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A great new book of collected essays on contemporary art

Matthew Israel
Jan 28, 2013 4:43PM

There's a lot which looks interesting here for research and teaching. I also particularly liked the various topics of the book, which are:

The Contemporary and Globalization; Art After Modernism and Postmodernism; Formalism; Medium Specificity; Art and Technology; Biennials; Participation; Activism; Agency; The Rise of Fundamentalism; Judgment; Markets; Art Schools; and Scholarship.

Good reviews as well...

Hal Foster says, “With its rich roster of art historians, critics, and curators, Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present provides the essential chart of this new field. “

And Pamela Lee, “Featuring a diverse and exciting line-up of international critics, curators and art historians, Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present is an indispensable introduction to the major issues shaping the study of contemporary art.”

Matthew Israel
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