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Global Art Compass New Directions in 21st Century Art by Alistair Hicks
  

Global Art Compass New Directions in 21st Century Art

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Global Art Compass New Directions in 21st Century Art by Alistair Hicks

In his highly original, wide-ranging and abundantly illustrated book, Alistair Hicks demonstrates his belief that no single curator, critic or dealer can or should monopolize our view of what is happening in the art world today. Instead, he aims to show us how exciting and rewarding it is to steer our own way through the art world. See the art, listen to the artist, trust your responses learn to navigate according to your own instincts. The Global Art Compass is an account of the authors explorations in the contemporary art world and a manifesto for how we might all discover our own inner art compass. The book has an easy-to-navigate continent-by-continent structure and includes numerous extracts from the authors interviews with artists as diverse as Laure Prouvost (France), Gavin Turk (UK), Anri Sala (Albania), Roman Ondak (Slovakia), Michael Borremans (Belgium), Lada Nakonechna (Russia), Gabriel Orozco (Mexico), Amy Cutler (USA), Sandra Gamarra (Peru), Cai Guo-Qiang (China), Nandan Ghiya (India) among many others.

Reviews

Anyone seeking an overview of many current trends in the art world will be stimulated by this book. Instead of relying on a singular perspective on the state of contemporary art, Hicks interviews a host of international artists to map out commonly shared views and interests. Hicks takes us on a world tour of contemporary art, offering lively confessions and insider's counsel along the way.


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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2014

Author

Alistair Hicks

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Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Art & design styles: from c 1960

ISBN

9780500239193

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