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Vitamin P2


A dynamic survey of the best contemporary painting from around the world, now available in paperback


Barry Schwabsky


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A dynamic overview of the best new contemporary painting from around the world.

The first volume of Vitamin P, published in 2002, inaugurated a vibrant period for painting. Since its publication, a whole new generation of painters has emerged, some inspired by the artists who appeared in that book, others taking cues from new sources. Vitamin P2 introduces this new wave of painters to the world.

The vast medium of painting continues to be a central pillar of artistic practice, and Vitamin P2 presents the outstanding artists who are currently engaging with and pushing the boundaries of the medium. Over 80 international critics, artists and curators have nominated the 115 artists who have made a fresh, unique or innovative contribution to recent painting. All of the artists in Vitamin P2 have recently emerged onto the international scene, and none appeared in the first Vitamin P.

An introduction by Barry Schwabsky, who also wrote the introduction for Vitamin P, provides a broad overview of recent developments in the medium while also looking towards its future.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 500 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714869421

Barry Schwabsky is a London-based writer. Currently International Reviews Editor at Artforum and Art Critic at The Nation, he has contributed to numerous art publications, including Phaidon's Jessica Stockholder (1995) and Vitamin P (2002), and is the author of The Widening Circle: The Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (1997), as well as several volumes of poetry. He has taught at Yale, New York University and Goldsmiths, among other institutions.

"Vitamin P2 [...] is a colossal overview of 115 painters from 30 countries... Refreshing."—Aesthetica

"Leading critics, curators, and academics profile the latest contemporary painters making a splash in an up-to-the-minute overview."—C Magazine

"Compiled with the nominations of curators, critics, and art historians, the book is a must-read for any art lover."—ELLE.com

"Vitamin P2 [...] is a colossal overview of 115 painters from 30 countries... Refreshing."—Aesthetica

"Leading critics, curators, and academics profile the latest contemporary painters making a splash in an up-to-the-minute overview."—C Magazine

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