An engaging account of today s contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world.
Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates in contemporary art since 1989
Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on current discussions in the field and investigated by three essays, each shedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways
Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship
International in scope, bringing together over forty of the most important voices in the field, including Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs Media Collective, and Jan Verwoert
A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventions and foster critical dialogue among both students and art aficionados