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Art Since 1989 Kelly Grovier

Art Since 1989 By Kelly Grovier

Art Since 1989 by Kelly Grovier


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Summary

The years since 1989 have seen a complete untethering of what art can be, who makes it and where it can be found, which has been matched by a reassessment of art's appropriate place in society. This title examines the themes in contemporary art, from portraiture in the age of face transplants and facial recognition software, and more.

Art Since 1989 Summary

Art Since 1989 by Kelly Grovier

The years since 1989 have seen a complete untethering of what art can be, who makes it and where it can be found, which has been matched by a reassessment of art's appropriate place in society and the financial value that should be attached to it. In this new book in the World of Art series, Kelly Grovier surveys the dynamic developments in art practice worldwide since 1989, going in search of those artists who have undertaken to shape a fresh visual vocabulary and whose work reflects on these turbulent years. The book's ten chapters examine the key themes in contemporary art, from portraiture in the age of face transplants and facial recognition software, to political activism, science and religion. Artists discussed include Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, George Condo, Marlene Dumas, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Banksy, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Christo and Jean-Claude, Jenny Holzer, Chuck Close and Cornelia Parker. The final chapter, a timeline, traces the evolution of art practice in this period by looking closely at one key artwork from each year.

About Kelly Grovier

Kelly Grovier is a feature writer for BBC Culture and the author of several acclaimed studies of art, including 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age, Art Since 1989 and A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works, all published by Thames & Hudson. His writings have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, the Sunday Times, the Observer, the RA Magazine and Wired magazine. His history of London's Newgate Prison, The Gaol, was a BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'. He is co-founder of the scholarly journal European Romantic Review.

Table of Contents

1. Face Time: Reinventing The Portrait * 2. You Are Here: Seeing Space in Contemporary Art * 3. The Seen And The Unseen: Death, God And Religion * 4. Streets And Struggles: Uprisings And Unrest * 5. Fleshed Out: The Body And Contemporary Art * 6. The Long Now: Time And History In Contemporary Art * 7. Event Horizons: Science And Contemporary Art * 8. Colours True And False: The New Abstract Art * 9. The Language Generation: Using Words In Art * 10. Timeline: The Key Detail

Additional information

CIN0500204268VG
9780500204269
0500204268
Art Since 1989 by Kelly Grovier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2015-11-16
224
N/A
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