You, Me and Art: Artists in the 21st Century
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You, Me and Art. Artists in the 21st Century gives an extraordinary insights into rich and diverse artistic practices of our time.
Never has contemporary art been so popular as it is now; never has its audience been so big. In the rapidly changing and vastly expanding art world one thing hasn’t changed, however: it is the artist that remains at the centre of artistic universe.
In fascinating and personal interviews, seventeen outstanding contemporary artists reflect on what it means to be an artist today. By doing so, they provide a great material to analyze the most urgent questions of the current art system. What artistic values should prevail? How to define the artist when the notions of shaman, revolutionary and bohemian are no longer valid? What is the relationship between artists and their public? How to stay relevant?
As artists operate in close connection with curators, collectors, and gallerists, Marta Gnyp has given voice to a few excellent actors from these categories to make the picture more complete.
Thanks to her profound knowledge of the art world as theorist and insider – being art advisor, collector and art journalist – Gnyp could engage in deep conversations and when needed was not afraid to ask difficult questions. Reading the essays and interviews, the reader gets a great sense of what the artists do and think, as well as an insight to the most challenging issues of our art system in general.
Author: Marta Gnyp
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Skira Editore; 01 edition (3 Jan. 2019)
Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 3.2 x 24.8 cm