Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary, 1st edition

  • Peter Kalb

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Overview

Art Since 1980 presents a chronological survey of art from the late 20th century to the present day. The text presents short discussions on individual artists and maintains a balance between a social history of institutions and contexts, and attention to individual aesthetic choices.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137593460

Subject: Art

Category: Art History: Period Art

Table of contents

In this section:

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Detailed Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Discovering the Contemporary
  • Chapter 2. Taking Pictures: Appropriation and Its Consequences
  • Chapter 3. Back to the Easel: Neo-Expressionism and the Return of Painting
  • Chapter 4. Into the Streets
  • Chapter 5. Commodities and Consumerism
  • Chapter 6. Memory and History
  • Chapter 7. Culture, Body, Self
  • Chapter 8. Eastward Expansion: Contemporary Art in Russia and China
  • Chapter 9. Engaging the Global Present
  • Chapter 10. New Metaphors and New Narratives
  • Chapter 11. The Art of Contemporary Experience

DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

  • The Beginnings of Contemporaneity and the Object of Its Critique
  • Clement Greenberg: Objects of Concern
  • Beginning the Contemporary
  • Exhibitions and the Art Market
  • Narrative and Methods

Chapter 1. Discovering the Contemporary

  • New Movements and the New Metaphors
  • Institutional Critique
  • African-American Critiques
  • Feminist Statements

Chapter 2. Taking Pictures: Appropriation and Its Consequences

  • Power on Display
  • Identity and the Gaze
  • Spaces of Action

Chapter 3. Back to the Easel: Neo-Expressionism and the Return of Painting

  • “A New Spirit in Painting”
  • The United States
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Epilogue, Addenda, Errata

Chapter 4. Into the Streets

  • The East Village and the Alternative Scene
  • Art in the Community
  • From Marked Territory to the Mass Media

Chapter 5. Commodities and Consumerism

  • Market Forces
  • Signs and Abstractions
  • Commodity and Form in Europe
  • The Internationalism of Commodity Art

Chapter 6. Memory and History

  • Memorializing War
  • African-American Histories
  • Art Histories and Civil Wars

Chapter 7. Culture, Body, Self

  • Body as Form and Content
  • Changing Strategies: Body as Social Medium
  • Too Close: Personal Lives and Artistic Practices
  • Embodying Abstraction
  • Beyond the “I”

Chapter 8. Eastward Expansion: Contemporary Art in Russia and China

  • Russia
  • China

Chapter 9. Engaging the Global Present

  • Cuban Experiments
  • Mapping the Global Present
  • Youth Culture as a Measure of Global Change?
  • Imaging the Global Economy
  • Nodes on the Global Network: Israel and Palestine

Chapter 10. New Metaphors and New Narratives

  • Relearning to Paint
  • Space and Sculpture
  • The Power of Fiction
  • Narrativity 2.0

Chapter 11. The Art of Contemporary Experience

  • The Experience of Experience
  • Experience Observed
  • Mass Media, Personal Experience, and Politics

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