100 Artists, 10 Curators, 10 Source Artists

A survey of the world's most significant contemporary artists.

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The latest of the series of 'biennales in a book', CREAM 3 offers an authoritative view on the world of contemporary art for today and tomorrow. 10 international curators, renowned experts in contemporary art, have each chosen 10 artists who, they believe, best exemplify what is happening in the contemporary art world today and who they see as the rising stars of the future.

The 100 artists in CREAM 3 have risen to an international platform since 1997 and - in the opinion of the curators who have selected them - are in the process of taking it over, at an explosive pace. The vast variety of ideas and forms in the global scene of contemporary art are presented in CREAM 3 through 400 pages, arranged A-Z, each artist's work represented in two double-page spreads, accompanied by a short biography and bibliography and a text by the curator who selected them. This virtual exhibition of new art is preceded by a virtual conversation - an internet discussion amongst the 10 curators - each a noted name and involved in the staging of new developments in art.

New to this edition of cream is each curator's selection of a 'Source' artist who they consider to have influenced or created the context for the artistic new generation. The work of these 10 'Source' artists provides a wider historical framework in which to view the new work. In its momentous entirety, CREAM 3 offers an up-to-the-minute and in-depth overview of new art in all media from painting and sculpture to installation, photography, performance, video and digital media.


Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 448 pp
Illustrations: 740 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714843117

10 Curators

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is a curator and writer based in Turin and New York, and is Senior Curator at the Museo di Rivoli, Turin.

Charles Esche is Director of the Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art in Malm.

Rubén Gallo is a writer and teaches Latin-American Literature and Cultural Studies at Princeton University.

Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator at the Twenty-First Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, and former Curator of the Istanbul Biennale.

Udo Kittelmann is Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt.

Adriano Pedrosa is a curator and writer based in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and a former Co-Curator of the Sao Paulo Biennale.

Beatrix Ruf is Director of the Kunsthalle Zurich.

Nancy Spector is a writer and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Hamza Walker is an art critic and Director of Education for The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago.

Igor Zabel was Senior Curator at the Moderna Galerija (Museum of Modern Art) in Ljubljana.

10 Source Artists

Lygia Clark, Peter Doig, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Susan Hiller, On Kawara, Fabio Mauri, OHO Group, Jack Pierson, David Reed, Luc Tuymans

100 Artists

Sonia Abian, Haluk Akakçe, Ricci Albenda, Darren Almond, Pawel Althamer, Kai Althoff, Emmanuelle Antille, Juan Araujo, Atelier van Lieshout, Yael Bartana, Elisabetta Benassi, Johanna Billing, Michael Blum, John Bock, Iñaki Bonillas, Martin Boyce, Pavel Braila, Christoph Büchel, Angela Bulloch, Edward Burtynsky, Franklin Cassaro, David Claerbout, Minerva Cuevas, Jose Dávila, Yayoi Deki, Trisha Donnelly, Sam Durant, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Leandro Erlich, Iran do Espríto Santo, Omer Fast, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Urs Fischer, Luca Frei, Tim Gardner, Christian Jankowski, Miranda July, Valery Koshlyakov, Katarzyna Kozyra, Luisa Lambri, Lee Bul, LOT-EK, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Chad McCail, Corey McCorkle, Lucy McKenzie, Patrick McMullan, Jorge Macchi, Teresa Margolles, Dorit Margreiter, Julie Mehretu, Beatriz Milhazes, Helen Mirra, Jonathan Monk, Julie Moos, Yoshitomo Nara, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Nicolai, Motohiko Odani, Marcel Odenbach, Roman Ondák, Silke Otto-Knapp, Philippe Parreno, Manfred Pernice, Dan Peterman, Paul Pfeiffer, Susan Philipsz, John Pilson, Tadej Pogacar, Florian Pumhösl, Walid Raad/the Atlas Group, Thomas Rentmeister, Jewyo Rhii, Nuno Ribeiro, de Rijke/de Rooij, Daniela Rossell, Anri Sala, Dean Sameshima, Maruch Sántiz-Gómez, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jörg Sasse, Gregor Schneider, Ene-Liis Semper, Santiago Sierra, Dirk Skreber, Sean Snyder, Catherine Sullivan, Ana Maria Tavares, Slaven Tolj, Jöelle Tuerlinckx, Fatimah Tuggar, Keith Tyson, Enzo Umbaca, Günter Umberg, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cerith Wyn Evans, Sislej Xhafa, Carla Zaccagnini, Vadim Zakharov

"It's a fine addition to the cream series, and one that budding Saatchis would do well to invest in before reaching for the cheque book."—GQ

"A work of art in itself."—Creative Review

"A beautiful chunky tome of a book… Art purists beware, this book is not for you: free thinking liberals you are free to embrace."—Fused

"It's a fine addition to the cream series, and one that budding Saatchis would do well to invest in before reaching for the cheque book."—GQ

"A work of art in itself."—Creative Review

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