A highly acclaimed book that dares to predict the 100 most significant works of art made since the 1990s, providing a clear path through the maze of global contemporary art. Kelly Grovier is an art critic, historian and poet. He is the author of six books, including Art Since 1989, which appears in Thames & Hudson’s World of Art series. He is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and is co-founder of the journal European Romantic Review.
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100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age New in paperback Kelly Grovier 16
Just as Picasso’s Guernica or Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there are works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. But which ones? Which contemporary artworks best capture the zeitgeist of the late 20th and early 21st centuries? Cultural critic Kelly Grovier casts his net wide in this intelligent, highly readable book, touching not only on the history of art but also literature, film, music and pop culture. He discusses a global cast of artists, including Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Cristina Iglesias, On Kawara, Jeff Koons, Ernesto Neto, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Santiago Sierra, DoHo Suh, Ai Weiwei and Artur Zmijewski. A biography of each piece traces its inception and impact, showing how it provides a key not only to the imagination of its creator, but also to the age in which we live. This is essential and enjoyable reading for all those working with and studying contemporary culture, as well as for the general art-lover keen to map a course through the landscape of global contemporary art.
‘Full of stunning works – and Grovier argues their significance with conviction’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Audacious … a great introduction for anyone keen to get to grips with the headlinegrabbers of the past two decades’ Time Out Named one of the best books of the year by The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Metro, Time Out and The Huffington Post. By the same author:
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