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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Creamier is an up-to-the-minute global survey of recent developments in contemporary art, with an emphasis on emerging artists. Each of the ten selected curators is known for his or her integrity and expertise in staging presentations of new art on an international level.

Each curator selects ten important new artists who have either emerged internationally over the last five years or who are still relatively unknown. There are no limitations on age, geography or medium. The result is a roster of the most significant and promising new artists working today -- the true cream of the crop.

Each curator also selects a key creative work for the Sources section, such as an art work, text, film or album that has been significantly influential to art being produced at this moment, contextualizing the contemporary work featured in the rest of the book.


Format: Special Format
Size: 420 x 295 mm (16 1/2 x 11 5/8 in)
Pages: 324 pp
Illustrations: 700 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714856834

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.

"If you're looking to stay ahead in the contemporary art field, this is a gift... Stunningly compiled, with intellectual bite."—Elle

"Excellent... Stimulating... Fresh and quirky."—The Independent

"If you're looking to stay ahead in the contemporary art field, this is a gift... Stunningly compiled, with intellectual bite."—Elle

"Excellent... Stimulating... Fresh and quirky."—The Independent

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