By Kelly Grovier
An huge, available consultant to the main groundbreaking and influential paintings from 1989 to the present
The years because the cave in of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 have obvious the increase of a brand new freedom to outline art?Who makes it? the place can or not it's discovered? what's its advertisement value??and, for this reason, the reevaluation of art’s position in society.
Kelly Grovier surveys the dynamic advancements in paintings perform around the world in view that 1989, concentrating on artists whose clean visible vocabulary and innovation mirror those previous turbulent many years. The book’s ten chapters learn the main subject matters in modern art?portraiture within the age of face transplants and facial popularity software program, political activism, technology, and faith, to call a few?by artists together with Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, George house, Marlene Dumas, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Banksy, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Christo and Jean-Claude, Jenny Holzer, Chuck shut, and Cornelia Parker. A chapter-length timeline on the finish of the booklet strains the evolution of artwork from 1989 to this day by way of heavily interpreting one key paintings from each one year.
Illustrated with the paintings of over 2 hundred key artists, Art when you consider that 1989 is a lucid and interesting examine what may perhaps turn out to be one of many extra tempestuous eras in human historical past, if no longer the historical past of paintings. 254 illustrations