- Paperback: 310 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 18, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138192694
- ISBN-13: 978-1138192690
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon is a timely, necessary volume, one that asks―across lucid and jargon-free case studies and equally dynamic round-table discussions―whither the place of the art historical canon in a contemporary art world. Answers diverge, and for the better. Taken together the texts model a pluriversal discourse that may well become a standard of its own.
Suzanne Hudson, Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts, University of Southern California, USA
Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon is an intellectually astute intervention into the growing literature on contemporary art, its validation and significance within the history of art. Through a series of fascinating essays and well-written introductory sections, this book sets out the premises for a critical account of how contemporary art canons get created in a range of institutional and discursive contexts globally.
Jonathan Harris, Professor in Global Art and Design Studies, Birmingham City University, UK
Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon is a wonderful contribution that examines art historical canons and the political, social, and ethical forces that shape and reshape them. In examining canons in myriad contexts, this text pressures us to rethink how we understand and categorize art and the artworld in our globalized present.
Steven Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
The concept of the canon is a persistent one; even when considered obsolete, it continues to operate covertly in collecting, exhibition and scholarly practices. This volume brings the concept out into the open for a full and intensive discussion of its problematics and possibilities. At a time when geopolitical, gender and postcolonial perspectives are generating more inclusive methods in curating and art history, Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon provides a compelling argument to not only critique the canon but to strategically reconceive it for the twenty-first century.
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, Editors, Journal of Curatorial Studies
About the Author
Ruth E. Iskin is the author of The Poster: Art, Advertising, Design, and Collecting, 1860s-1900s (2014) and Modern Women and Parisian Consumer Culture in Impressionist Painting (2007). Her articles appeared in the Art Bulletin, Discourse, and Nineteenth-Century Art World Wide among others, and in anthologies and museum catalogues, most recently of the Guggenheim, Bilbau. A member of the Department of the Arts faculty, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev until 2014, she currently lectures and teaches in Israel and abroad.