Art Cities Of The Future: 21st-century Avant-gardes by Antawan I. ByrdArt Cities Of The Future: 21st-century Avant-gardes by Antawan I. Byrd

Art Cities Of The Future: 21st-century Avant-gardes

byAntawan I. Byrd

Wire Coil/Wire Combination | May 31, 2017

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The contemporary art world is increasingly global, with a larger population, wider territory, and greater number of nationalities than ever before. Its prevailing conversation, however, has yet to catch up.Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardesuncovers twelve distinct avant-gardes that have surfaced in recent decades, exploring their artistic heritage, cultural climate, and contemporary milieu.

The book's format is simple: for each of the twelve cities - Beirut, Bogotá, Cluj, Delhi, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lagos, San Juan, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore and Vancouver - a curator selected eight artists to represent the contemporary avant-garde. Though the artists work in a variety of media, including photography, painting, sculpture, installation, video, and performance art, all share two distinct qualities: a commitment to experimental art and a dedication to their local landscape.

Lively, thought-provoking, comprehensive, and packed with more than 500 images,Art Cities of the Futureis sure to widen the historical narrative, allowing us to imagine a future of diverse aesthetics and shared concerns in the common language of contemporary art.
Title:Art Cities Of The Future: 21st-century Avant-gardesFormat:Wire Coil/Wire CombinationDimensions:11.5 × 8.75 × 1.5 inPublished:May 31, 2017Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0714865362

ISBN - 13:9780714865362

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For cutting-edge contemporary art, we'll always have Paris. And London. And New York. But there are many other locales worth visiting for a weekend-long gallery hop. In Art Cities of the Future, curators in a dozen locations. . . spotlight up-and-coming artists who are central to the thriving local art scenes. Seoul just might be the next SoHo.-The Wall Street Journal