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Contemporaries : Travels in the 21st-Century Art World (Reprint) (Paperback) (Roger White)

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It's been nearly a century since Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal and called it art. Since then, painting has been declared dead several times over, and contemporary art has now expanded to include just about any object, action, or event: dance routines, slideshows, functional hair salons, seemingly random accretions of waste. In the meantime, being an artist has gone from a join-the-circus fantasy to a plausible vocation for scores of young people in America.

But why--and how and by whom--does all this art get made? How is it evaluated? And for what, if anything, will today's artists be remembered? InThe Contemporaries, Roger White, himself a young painter, serves as our spirited, skeptical guide through this diffuse creative world.From young artists trying to elbow their way in to those working hard at dropping out, White's essential book offers a once-in-a-generation glimpse of the inner workings of the American art world at a moment of unparalleled ambition, uncertainty, and creative exuberance.

An artist provides close observation and commentary as he tours the halls of art galleries around the country, describing the local scenes, roving artists, conceptual wunderkinds, emerging stars and outside-the-market feminist and social artists.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Roger White
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 21407561
UPC: 9781620400968
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5892

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