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Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary

By Peter Kalb

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Published Date: Sep 16, 2013

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Examines contemporary art from its roots to the present day

Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary presents a chronological survey from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. This title is built around short discussions on individual artists. Author Peter Kalb maintains a balance between a social history of institutions and contexts, and attention to individual aesthetic choices. Works cited come from these fields: painting, photography, and sculpture, plus installation, performance, and video 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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