Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? (Paperback)

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A smart and playful introduction to the often-mystifying world of contemporary art.


What is contemporary art? What makes it contemporary? Who is it for? And why is it so expensive?


From museums and the art market to biennials and the next big thing, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art? offers concise and pointed insights into today’s art scene, decoding "artspeak," explaining what curators do, demystifying conceptual art, exploring emerging art markets, and more. In this easy-to-navigate A to Z guide, the authors’ playful explanations draw on key artworks, artists, and events from around the globe, including how the lights going on and off won the Turner Prize, what makes the likes of Marina Abramovic´ and Ai Weiwei such great artists, and why Kanye West would trade his Grammys to be one.


Packed with behind-the-scenes information and delightfully free from jargon, this paperback edition of Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art? is the perfect gallery companion and the go-to guide for when the next big thing leaves you stumped.



About the Author


Kyung An is Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. She holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

Jessica Cerasi is curator of modern & contemporary Art at the UK Government Art Collection. She was assistant curator of the 2019 Venice Biennale and the 2016 Biennale of Sydney.

Praise For…


“A well-rounded evaluation
of the international art
world, encouraging us not
to be afraid to experience
something extraordinary.”
— Aesthetica


Product Details
ISBN: 9780500295731
ISBN-10: 0500295735
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 136
Language: English

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