Cream : Contemporary Art in Culture

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One hundred rising art stars, selected by an international panel of ten leading curators, are presented here. This book offers an insider's view of new art in all media - from painting and sculpture to such new art forms as video, photography, installation, performance and digital media. It offers an informed survey on current tendencies and personalities at the forefront of contemporary art. Numerous examples of each selected artist's work are presented together with a brief curator's text and the artist's exhibition history/bibliography. This virtual exhibition of a new art is accompanied by a virtual conversation on the Internet among the ten curators, highlighting the motivations behind their selection of artists and the questions surrounding art today. The art is also framed within a broader cultural context; "cream" includes a selection of recent texts by ten key contemporary writers who address pressing issues in art and culture at the end of the millennium.
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  • Leather | 464 pages
  • 190.5 x 378.46 x 50.8mm | 2,381.35g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 700 colour plates, 40 b&w illustrations
  • 0714838012
  • 9780714838014

Table of contents

10 curators - a conversation on the Internet: the curators discuss the issues which informed their choice of artists and touch on other subjects pertinent to contemporary art today. 10 writers: Cesar Aira, "Copi", 1993; Arjun Appadurai, "Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy", 1996; Nicolas Bourriaud, "An introduction to Relational Aesthetics", 1995; Gilles Deleuze, "Immanence - A Life...", 1995; Chris Kraus, "I love Dick", 1997; Julia Kristeva and Philippe Sollers, "When Freedom Saves Couples", 1996; Toni Morrison, "Playing in the Dark - Whiteness and the Literary Imagination", 1992; David Robbins, "On Concrete Comedy" - an interview with his landlord Dennis Wilford, 1991; Edward Said, "Intellectual Exile - Expatriates and Marginals", 1993; Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick, "Queer Performativity - Warhol's Shyness/Warhol's Whiteness", 1996. 100 artists: Ana Laura Alaez, Tariq Alvi, Francis Alys, Janine Antoni, Oladele Ajiboye Bamgboye, Matthew Barney, Maurizio Cattelan, Fandra Chang, Chen Zhen, Martin Creed, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Philip-Lorca di Corcia, Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Sharon Ellis, Tony Feher, Teresita Fernandez, Ceal Floyer, Tom Friedman, Giuseppe Gabellone, Anna Gaskell, Kendell Geers, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Joseph Grigley, Group AES, Mark Handforth, Kay Hassan, Richard Hawkins, Jose Antonio Hernandez-Diez, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christine and Irene Hohenbuchler, Carsten Holler and Rosemarie Trockel, Huang Yong Ping, Pierre Huyghe, Fabrice Hybert, Inventory,, Simone Aaberg Kaern, KCHO, William Kentridge, Ben Kinmont, Suchan Kinoshita, Koo Jeong-a, Udomsak Krisanamis, Elke Krystufek, Matts Leiderstam, Liew Kung Yu, Lin Tianmiao, Lin Yilin, Greg Lynn, Christina Mackie, Fabian Marcaccio, Steve McQueen, Tracey Moffatt, Mariko Mori, N55, Nikos Navridis, Shirin Neshat, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Paul Noble, Chris Ofili, Olu Oguibe, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Liza May Post, Egle Rakauskaite, Tobias Rehberger, Rosangela Renno, Pipilotti Rist, Matthew Ritchie, Lisa Roberts, Bulent Sangar, Yinka Shonibare, Pablo Siquier, Andrreas Slominski, Peter Spaans, Superflex, Sarah Sze, Fiona Tan, Sam Taylor-Wood, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sophie Tottie, Piotr Uklanski, Mika Vainio, Eulalia Valldosera, Kara Walker, Wang Du, Gillian Wearing, Elin Wikstrom, Lisa Yuskavage, Zhang Peili, Zhou Tiehai.
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