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The Contemporaries

White Roger

9781620400968

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Price: $27.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781620400968
Published: May 2016

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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.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781620400968
Published: May 2016

Number of pages: 288
Width: 5.57 mm
Height: .76 mm
Depth: 8.19 mm

Publisher: not specified

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