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Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom


Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom

£19.95 | $29.95
28 x 23 cm | 11 x 9 in
200 ills | 222 pages
ISBN 9781907317682

Contributors Malcolm Dickson, Amelia Jones, John Roberts, Andrew Renton, John Slyce

The fifth title in Black Dog Publishing’s ARTWORLD series, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom showcases the wealth of contemporary art being produced in the United Kingdom today, providing a unique complexion of the contemporary art scene from all four corners of the British Isles.

Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom features over 50 of the region’s most prolific artists including Gillian Wearing, Steve McQueen, Fiona Banner, Bob and Roberta Smith, Chris Ofili, Douglas Gordon and Sarah Lucas, alongside the work of emerging talents.

Our latest title in the Artworld series, the book explores the Young British Artists phenomenon, alongside the growing influence of British art prizes such as the Turner Prize and art fairs such as Frieze. It also includes reprinted essays by John Roberts, Malcolm Dickson and Nicolas Bourriaud as well as a specially commissioned essay, An ‘Other’ History: Feminist Art in Britain since 1970 by Amelia Jones.

The collected profiles of the artists featured contain many previously unseen works, with each collated as stunning reproductions. The works are organised in preference of medium and style, as is the trademark of the ARTWORLD series, and sit alongside further contextualisation in the form of a specially commissioned introductory essay by writer and critic John Slyce.

From sculpture to painting, to the latest practices in a range of media, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom provides an insightful examination into the styles, perceptions and culture of the United Kingdom and its art, articulating varied arguments and opinions that guide the reader to further discussion and debate on the subject.