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

Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art ?

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What is contemporary art? What makes it contemporary? Who is it for? And why is it so expensive? Packed with behind-the-scenes information and delightfully free from jargon, this paperback edition of Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? is the perfect gallery companion.


From museums and the art market to biennials, this book offers concise and pointed insights into today's art scene, decoding "artspeak", explaining what curators do, demystifying conceptual art, exploring emerging art markets, and more. In this easy-to-navigate A to Z guide, the authors' playful explanations draw on key artworks, artists, and events from around the globe, including how the lights going on and off by Martin Creed won the Turner Prize, what makes the likes of Marina Abramovic´ and Ai Weiwei such great artists, and why Kanye West would trade his Grammys to be one.


Colour illustrations.

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203 mm x 152 mm x 18 mm
Kyung An est conservatrice adjointe au Guggenheim Museum de New York. Elle est titulaire d'un doctorat en histoire de l'art du Courtauld Institute of Art de Londres. Jessica Cesari est conservatrice de l'art moderne et contemporain à la Collection d'art du gouvernement du Royaume-Uni. Elle a été conservatrice adjointe de la Biennale de Venise Biennal 2019 et de la Biennale de Sydney 2016.
Thames & Hudson

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