Smith, Terry 1944-

Contemporary art : world currents / Terry Smith. - London : Laurence King Publishing, 2011. - 348 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-339), selected contemporary art websites, and index.

Machine generated contents note: I.BECOMING CONTEMPORARY IN EUROAMERICA -- 1.Late Modern Art Becomes Contemporary -- Transformations in Late Modern Art: Its Contemporary Aspects -- Situationism, Gutai, Happenings; Art into Life/Life into Art -- Pop: The Social Mirror, Refracted -- The Object Materialized: Minimalism -- Earthworks: Extending Sculpture's Field -- Conceptualism: Reconceiving Art -- Political Interventions: Direct Democracy, Body, Self, Sexuality -- 2.The Contemporary Art Boom -- The Postmodern Return to Figuration -- The Two Germanys -- Trauma of the Victimized -- The Italian Transavantgarde -- The American Scene Again -- British Schools -- Critical Postmodernism -- Retro-Sensationalist Art -- Remodernism in Sculpture and Photography -- Big Photography -- Spectacle Architecture as Contemporary Art -- Contemporary Art Becomes a Style -- II.THE TRANSNATIONAL TRANSITION -- Introduction -- 3.Russia and (East Of) Europe -- Russia -- Art under Late Socialism -- Contents note continued: Russian Art Becomes Contemporary -- Late Cold War Modern Art Elsewhere (East of) Europe -- Parodies of Official Imagery -- Performance Art Tests the Limits -- Czechoslovakia -- Hungary -- The Baltic Nations -- After the Fall: Post-Communist Art? -- Romania -- The Breakup of Yugoslavia -- Beyond "Eastern" and "Central" versus "Western" Europe -- Translating the European Ideal -- 4.South and Central America, the Caribbean -- South America -- Argentina -- Brazil -- Colombia -- Chile -- Mexico -- Cuba -- Elsewhere in the Caribbean -- Seeing the World's Currents -- 5.China and East Asia -- China -- Modern Chinese Art -- Contemporary Chinese Art -- Taiwan -- Japan -- Experimental Art in the 1950s to 1970s -- Contemporary Art -- Korea -- 6.India, South and Southeast Asia -- India -- Pakistan -- Thailand -- Indonesia -- The Philippines -- 7.Oceania -- Papua New Guinea -- Aotearoa/New Zealand -- Australia -- 8.Africa -- Modern Art in Africa -- Contents note continued: South Africa under Apartheid -- Popular Painting and Sculpture in Central Africa -- Commercial to Art Photography -- South Africa After Apartheid -- African Art Enters the International Circuit -- 9.West Asia -- Iraq -- Jordan -- Iran -- Palestine -- Israel -- From Hurufiyah to Contemporary Cosmopolitanism -- III.CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS -- Introduction -- 10.World Pictures; Making Art Politically -- One World -- Global Networks -- Intervening Critically -- Profiles in Shadowland -- Bare Labor -- 11.Climate Change: Art and Ecology -- Art and Environmentalism -- Crisis and Catastrophe -- Collective Actions, Sustainable Solutions -- Designs for Living -- Experimental Geography -- Imaging the Future Dystopia -- Eco-Chic, Greenwashing, Spectacle -- 12.Social Media: Affects of Time -- Mediation, Immersion, Intervention, Agency -- To Be with Time Is All We Ask -- 13.Coda: Permanent Transition.

Contemporary Art: World Currents argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. This has not, however, been a uniform change from one phase or style in the history of art to another. Rather, artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary worlds diversity and complexity. The book is a genuinely worldwide survey of art from the 1960s to the present, which emphasizes its relationships to all aspects of contemporary experiencewhat the author calls arts contemporaneity. Examining the changes as they occurred, Terry Smith offers the first historical account of the developments that constitute the key currents in world contemporary art. Artists well known in the cultural centres of Europe and the US, and those prominent on the biennale circuit, are placed within the art scenes from which they came. The work of artists whose reputations are primarily local is fully acknowledged. Ranging across Asia, East and Central Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, Oceania and Africa, and drawing upon local histories and research, this book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world. Taking a comparative perspective, it relates these developments to worldwide changes in art and culture, highlighting the main concerns of contemporary artists today. Diversity the contemporaneity of difference not a convergence towards sameness, Smith argues, is what makes today's art contemporary.

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1900 - 2099

Art, Australian.
Art, Oceanian.
Art, Papua New Guinean.
Art, New Zealand.
Art, Maori.
Art, Aboriginal Australian.
Art, Modern--Themes, motives.--20th century
Art, Modern--Themes, motives.--21st century
Art, Modern.
Sanat, Modern--21. y.y.
Sanat, Modern--20. y.y.
Art, Modern--20th century.
Art, Modern--21st century.


N6497 / .S658 2011