'Genius, bohemian, social rebel, moral provocateur, charismatic visionary. The artist has always been surrounded by enchanting myths. Today, in a globalized world, many aspects of artistic practice are shifting and, as a result, creating new relationships between the artist and art institutions, collectors, and the art market. The last position is especially interesting and complex as it oscillates between celebration and indifference, affirmation and refusal of the market and its opportunities. 

Briefly but inspiringly, Marta Gnyp analyses the fascinating phenomena that has influenced and shaped the context in which contemporary artists produce their artworks and present them to the public and collectors. In exclusive and personal interviews, several prominent contemporary artists reflect on the idea of being an artist today, talking about their private motivations and ambitions, about art in general and their art in particular, and about their experiences of the ungraspable transformations that are shaping the world today.' - from back cover.
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Breaking the Code

- Marta GNYP

Ai Weiwei
Berlinde de Bruyckere
Matthew Day Jackson
Elmgreen & Dragset
Valerie Favre
Urs Fischer
Subodh Gupta
Terence Koh
Michael Kunze
Gabriel Lester
Eoin McHugh
Boris Mikhailov
Matthew Monahan
Robin Rhode
Andrei Roiter
Willem de Rooij
Stefan Ruitenbeek
Thomas Schutte
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Artur Zmijewski
Robbert Dijkgraaf
Made in Mind: Myths and Realities of the Contemporary Artist
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Made in Mind: Myths and Realities of the Contemporary Artist