Modern Contemporary: Art at MoMA since 1980

Modern Contemporary: Art at MoMA since 1980


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In a lively panorama of stimulating juxtapositions, sequences, and cross references, Modern Contemporary provides a cornucopia of more than 550 works of key contemporary art. Thought-provoking page spreads pair Matthew Barney, Kara Walker, and Jia Zhang Ke; Gabriel Orozco, Chris Ofili, and Jeanne Dunning; Rineke Dijkstra and Philippe Starck; Jenny Holzer and Robert Gober; Mona Hatoum and Teiji Furuhashi; Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Juan Snchez, Raymond Pettibon, and Rosemarie Trockel; Lari Pittman, Gary Hill, and General Idea; and David Wojnarowicz and Bruce Nauman to name a few. The first publication to address the extensive holdings of contemporary art in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Modern Contemporary covers an international spectrum of art in a variety of mediums, all made within the final two decades of the 20th century. Organized chronologically and encompassing a prime selection of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawings, design, prints, film, and video, this rich and varied array of art from 1980 until now offers a virtual compendium of the visual culture of our own time.

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ISBN-13: 9780870704079
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Publication date: 10/02/2002
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 8.42(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Kirk Varnedoe, formerly chief curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is professor of historical studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University.

Joshua Siegel is Assistant Curator in the Department of Film and Video at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Paola Antonelli joined The Museum of Modern Art in February of 1994. Her first exhibition for the museum, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design (1995) was followed by many successful shows, includingThresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands, Achille Castiglioni: Design!, and Safe. Antonelli has taught at the University of California in Los Angeles and has lectured extensively on design in North America, Japan and Europe.

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