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Contemporary Art : World Currents

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7/1/2011
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Summary

Contemporary Art: World Currentsargues 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 world's teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences, and its challenging complexities. Diversity-the contemporaneity of difference-not a convergence towards sameness, Smith argues, is what makes todayıs art contemporary.

Author Biography

Terry Smith, FAHA, CIHA, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. His major research interests are world contemporary art, including its institutional and social contexts; the histories of multiple modernities and modernisms; the history and theory of contemporaneity; and the historiography of art history and art criticism. He has special expertise in international contemporary art (practice, theory, institutions, markets), American visual cultures since 1870, and Australia art since settlement, including Aboriginal art. Current graduate students under his supervision are working on topics such as critical global practices, alternative avant-gardes, cultural policy, and art writing. He teaches the open course Introduction to Contemporary Art, and a graduate seminar on modernity and contemporaneity.  http://www.terryesmith.net/

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Becoming Contemporary in Euro America

Chapter 1: Late Modern Art Becomes Contemporary
Chapter 2: The Contemporary Art Boom

 

Part II: The Transnational Transition

Chapter 3: Russia and (East of) Europe
Chapter 4: South and Central America, the Carribean
Chapter 5: China and East Asia
Chapter 6: India, South and Southeast Asia
Chapter 7: Oceania
Chapter 8: Africa
Chapter 9: West Asia

 

Part III: Contemporary Concerns
Chapter 10: World Pictures: Making Art Politically
Chapter 11: Climate Change: Art and Ecology
Chapter 12: Social Media: Affects of Time
Chapter 13: Coda: Permanent Transition


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Acknowledgments
General Introduction: Contemporary Art in Transition
From Late Modern Art to Now

 
Part I: Becoming Contemporary in Euro America

Chapter 1: Late Modern Art Becomes Contemporary
Transformations in Late Modern Art: Its Contemporary Aspects

 

Chapter 2: The Contemporary Art Boom
The Postmodern Return to Figuration
Retro-Sensationalist Art
Remodernism in Sculpture and Photography
Spectacle Architecture as Contemporary Art
Contemporary Art Becomes a Style

 

Part II: The Transnational Transition

 

Chapter 3: Russia and (East of) Europe
Russia
Late Cold War Modern Art Elsewhere (East of) Europe
After the Fall: Post-Communist Art?
Beyond “Eastern” and “Central” versus “Western” Europe
Translating the European Ideal
 
Chapter 4: South and Central America, the Carribean
South America
Cuba
Elsewhere in the Caribbean
Seeing the World’s Currents

 

Chapter 5: China and East Asia

China
Taiwan
Korea

 

Chapter 6: India, South and Southeast Asia
India
Pakistan
Thailand
Indonesia
The Phillippines

 

Chapter 7: Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Australia

 

Chapter 8: Africa
Modern Art in Africa
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

 

Chapter 9: West Asia
Iraq
Jordan
Iran
Palestine
Israel
From Hurufiyah to Contemporary Cosmopolitanism

 

Part III: Contemporary Concerns

 

Chapter 10: World Pictures: Making Art Politically
One World
Global Networks
Intervening Critically
Profiles in Shadowland
Bare Labor

 

Chapter 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, Spectable

 

Chapter 12: Social Media: Affects of Time
Mediation, Immersion, Intervention, Agency
To Be with Time is All We Ask

 

Chapter 13: Coda: Permanent Transition
 
Notes
Select Bibliography
A Directory of Selected Contemporary
Art Websites
Index
Picture Credits
Note of Thanks



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