Unmonumental

The Object in the 21st Century


Unmonumental is a groundbreaking thematic survey of sculptural work by thirty of today’s leading artists


Essays by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, Massimiliano Gioni and Trevor Smith


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Overview
  • Unmonumental is a groundbreaking thematic survey of sculptural work by thirty of today’s leading artists
  • A groundbreaking, in-depth look at one of today's most significant aesthetic movements
  • Features recent work by thirty contemporary sculptors, most of it never before published, all selected by one of contemporary art's top curatorial teams
  • Includes essays, artist biographies and a lexicon of contemporary sculptural terms
  • The perfect handbook for artists, collectors and fans of contemporary sculpture



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About the book
Selected by the curatorial team at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the work in Unmonumental includes some of the most energetic and provocative sculpture being made today.

Most of the work has never before been published before. Artists include Alexandra Bircken, John Bock, Martin Boyce, Tobias Buche, Carlos Bunga, Tom Burr, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Sam Durant, Urs Fischer, Isa Genzken, Rachel Harrison to name a few.

Unmonumental also features groundbreaking essays by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, Massimiliano Gioni and Trevor Smith.

Unmonumental also features a photo essay by Benjamin Godsill and an extensive historical glossary by Eva Diaz. Extensively illustrated Unmonumental is a first look at the future of the art object and essential reading for anyone interested in the art of our times.


 

About the author(s)
Richard Flood is Chief Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

Laura Hoptman is Senior Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

Massimiliano Gioni is Director of Special Exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and Artistic Director of Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan.

Trevor Smith is Curator-in-Residence at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.


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