Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?
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Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

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What is contemporary art? What makes it 'contemporary'? What is it for? And why is it so expensive? The contemporary art world can be a baffling place, but Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi are on hand to bring you up to speed. From museums and the art market to biennales and the next big thing, Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? offers concise and pointed insights into today's art scene, decoding 'artspeak', explaining what curators do, demystifying conceptual art, exploring emerging art markets and much, much more. The authors' playful explanations draw on key artworks, artists and events from around the globe, including Felix Gonzalez-Torres's 'Candy Spills', extreme Chinese performances, Damien Hirst and Kanye West.

Packed with behind-the-scenes information and completely free of 'artspeak', Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? is the perfect gallery companion and the go-to guide for when the next big thing leaves you stumped.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 148 x 196mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations, black and white; 36 Illustrations, color
  • 0500295735
  • 9780500295731

About Kyung An

Kyung An is an Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. She has a PhD in art history from
the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Jessica Cerasi is Exhibitions Manager at Carroll / Fletcher; she was Assistant Curator of the 20th Biennale of Sydney in 2016 and previously Curatorial Assistant at the Hayward Gallery, London.
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