Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources

The most up-to-date global survey of today’s most significant emerging artists.


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  • The latest in the Cream series which brings together 100 of the most exciting contemporary artists emerging today, each chosen by prominent international curators
  • Each artist spread includes a newly commissioned text written by the curator who selected the artist, as well as full-colour images illustrating the most recent works by the artists, from exhibitions all over the world
  • Follows the award-winning Cream (1998), Fresh Cream (2000), Cream 3 (2003) and Ice Cream (2007)
  • Additionally, each curator chooses a key creative work for the Sources section. Fields of cultural activity such as cinema, literature, theory, music, design and architecture have become both subject and referent for artists, and the Sources section will reflect the heterogeneous nature of what influences contemporary art today, providing readers with a broader historical and cultural perspective and insight into the curator's influences
  • The most in-depth and original resource for anyone interested in emerging contemporary artists, truly reflects the current moment and is vital for both those in the art world and those that are new to contemporary art


About the author(s)
Elena Filipovic is Curator at Wiels in Brussels and Guest Curator of the Satellite Program for emerging artists at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, as well as Co-Editor of The Biennial Reader: Anthology on Large-Scale Perennial Exhibitions of Contemporary Art. She was co-curator of the 5th Berlin Biennial (2008) and co-editor of The Manifesta Decade: Debates and Contemporary Art Exhibitions in Post-Wall Europe (2006).

Douglas Fogle is Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. From 2005 to 2009 he was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he curated the 2008 Carnegie International.

Yukie Kamiya is Chief Curator of the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. Formerly Adjunct Curator at the New Museum in New York, she co-curated of 'Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves' (2007) at ZKM, Karlsrue, and has contributed to Afterall and Art Asia Pacific.

Ines Katzenstein is an independent curator and Director of the Art Department at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. She was co-curator of the 2009 Mercosul Biennial, Brazil, and co-editor of Listen Here Now: Argentine Art of the 1960s (2004). Formerly she was Curator of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA).

Chus Martinez is Chief Curator of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and Associate Curator of the 2010 São Paulo Biennial. From 2006 to 2008 she was Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Kitty Scott is Director of Visual Arts at the Walter Phillips Gallery and the Banff International Curatorial Institute at the Banff Centre, Canada. Formerly Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London and Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she has contributed to Canadian Art, Parachute and Parkett, as well as Phaidon's monograph Peter Doig (2007).

Debra Singer is Director and Chief Curator of The Kitchen, New York. She was formerly Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she co-curated the 2002 and 2004 Whitney Biennials.

Adam Szymczyk is the Director of Kunsthalle Basel. He co-curated of the 5th Berlin Biennial (2008) and was formerly Curator of the Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw.

Catherine Wood is Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate Modern, where she co-curated 'Pop Life: Art in a Material World' (2009) and 'The World as a Stage (2007). She is the author of The Mind Is a Muscle: Yvonne Rainer (2006).

Tirdad Zolghadr is an independent curator and writer based in Berlin. He curated the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale and was co-curator of the 2005 Sharjah Biennial. As a writer he has contributed to Parkett, Bidoun, Cabinet and Afterall.


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