The Body In Contemporary Art by Sally O'reillyThe Body In Contemporary Art by Sally O'reilly

The Body In Contemporary Art

bySally O'reilly

Paperback | October 6, 2009

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A new volume in the acclaimed World of Art series: featuring work across a range of media that represents the human body.

This international survey presents art made over the last two decades in which the human form is central. From painting and sculpture to installation, video art, and performance, it examines the roles played by the body in art, from being the subject of portraiture to becoming an active presence in participatory events.

Organized thematically, the book focuses on subjects such as nature and technology, the grotesque, identity politics, and the place of the individual in society. Featuring work by artists such as Matthew Barney, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Oleg Kulik, and Ernesto Neto, it shows how the body continues to be pivotal to the understanding and expression of our place in the universe.
Sally O’Reilly contributes regularly to art magazines, including Art Monthly, Frieze, Art Review, and Time Out, and has written numerous catalogue essays for museums and galleries.
Title:The Body In Contemporary ArtFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.28 × 5.93 × 0.61 inShipping dimensions:8.28 × 5.93 × 0.61 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500204004

ISBN - 13:9780500204009


Editorial Reviews

Makes the human body an effective lens through which to view the myriad strands of postmodern art since it settled into pluralism in the 1900s…. A valuable readable reference.—The Magazine (Santa Fe's Monthly)