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How to read Contemporary art

How to read Contemporary art


Michael Wilson

ISBN 9780500970447

Exploring the significance and impact of a broad selection of the most prominent artists working in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Australia, including Francis Alÿs, Marina Abramovic, Allora and Calzadilla, Maurizio Cattelan, Luc Tuymans and others, this book provides an accessible key to understanding art practices at the beginning of the 21st century as it surveys 200 of the most important and influential art works from the last twenty years. Organized alphabetically by artist, it describes each artist’s use of media and symbolism in reference to their key works, and provides useful biographical information. It encompasses work in video, film, photography, installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, digital media and performance.