Art Incorporated : The Story of Contemporary Art
Tunnels and sculptures made from human hair; photos of rats running through drains, sharks in formaldehyde - is this what art is about today? This is a controversial and fascinating attempt to define what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art, and the dramatic changes that have taken place in the last twenty years. Stallabrass reveals the growing inclusiveness of the contemporary art world, pointing to the greatly increased visibility for women and non-western artists, and the blurring of boundaries between art and other areas of culture. Does this modernization threaten to undermine the world of art as we know it, or is this just another example of a global market demanding a certain product? And where are the artists in all this?
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 122 x 170 x 26mm | 381.02g
- 01 Feb 2005
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 28 illustrations, colour illustrations
About Julian Stallabrass
Julian Stallabrass is Lecturer in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Previously he was Paul Mellon Center Fellow at the Tate Gallery, assistant editor of the New Left Review, and tutor in Contemporary Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing, University of Oxford. His works include the highly controversial High Art Lite and Internet Art: The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce.
Table of contents
1. The Rules of Art Now; 2. A New Global Art World; 3. Contemporary art and mass culture; 4. How much is art worth?; 5. art and art writing; 6. old and new challenges