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Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory

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ISBN-13: 978-0714849812
ISBN-10: 0714849812
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'Arguably the hottest catalogue of the season ... It is already rumoured to have become the must-have directory for curators' Art World 'One ought to be impressed by the remarkable endurance of the yellow pages in the age of cell phones and Google. The massive artist directory published for the New Museum's "Younger Than Jesus" Triennial is rather reassuring in this sense. ... it is a true relief to find once again that printed matter actually matters. The book as a medium, and as an attractive object, is still what seems to guarantee [...] that what it contains won't get lost in the stream of cultural production. ... a very cheap, very cute encyclopedia of the very latest visual artists' Mousse

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"Laura Hoptman is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and sole curator of the 2004 Carnegie International. While Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Hoptman curated the critically praised show Drawing Now: Eight Propositions. She has curated exhibitions and projects on Yayoi Kusama, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Elizabeth Peyton, John Currin, Luc Tuymans, and others."

Lauren Cornell is a Curator at the New Museum. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Rhizome, worked on the Andy Warhol Project at the Whitney Museum, and directed Ocularis, a microcinema in Brooklyn.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (May 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714849812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714849812
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 1.5 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,113,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Koterbay on July 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
I really like the idea: gather together recommendations from critics and curators from around the world of artists younger than a certain age, marking their rise into the art world. And, while not every artist included is someone I think is that good, nevertheless many are, and I've gone from this book to other sources to learn about them, and to consider including them in my classes. Yet, with just four pages of introductory text, with so little information about each artist, and with a book printed on the same quality of paper as a telephone directory (yes, that's clever, and it kept the book price down, but it still feels very cheap), this quickly became a book that is something I've flipped through but won't use again. In short, it's not a directory as a reference source but more of a huge, extensive, and superficial listing of names as suggestions, many of whom will be forgotten about in the near future simply given the structure of the art world and not through any lack of talent or merit.
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