This is the second in e-flux journal's ongoing series of books published by Sternberg Press, entitled What Is Contemporary Art?

'What is contemporary art? First, and most obviously: why is this question not asked? That is to say, why do we simply leave it to hover in the shadow of attempts at critical summation in the grand tradition of twentieth-century artistic movements? The contemporary delineates its border invisibly: no one is proud to be "contemporary," and no one is ashamed. Indeed, the question of where artistic movements have gone seems embedded in this question, if only because "the contemporary" has become a single hegemonic "-ism" that absorbs all proposals for others. When there are no longer any artistic movements, it seems that we are all working under the auspices of this singular -ism that is deliberately (and literally) not one at all...' (Back cover)

With brief biography of contributors.

Please note that a Chinese translation of this publication 什麼是當代藝術? is also in AAA's archive.

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Onsite

Location code REF.ARJ2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

216

ISBN / ISSN

9781934105108

No of copies

2

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
What is Contemporary Art?

- Julieta ARANDA, Brian Kuan WOOD, Anton VIDOKLE

Contemp(t)orary: Eleven Theses

- Cuauhtémoc MEDINA

Comrades of Time

- Boris GROYS

Now and Elsewhere

- Raqs Media Collective

Manifestos for the Future

- Hans Ulrich OBRIST

New Species of Spaces

- HU Fang, 胡昉

Torture and Remedy: The End of -isms and the Beginning Hegemony of the Impure

- Jörg HEISER

Take the Money and Run? Can Political and Socio-Critical Art 'Survive'?

- Martha ROSLER

Contemporary Extracts

- Hal FOSTER

Contemporaneity as Points of Connection

- Zdenka BADOVINAC

Back to Contemporary: One Contemporary Ambition, Many Worlds

- Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華

What is Not Contemporary Art?: The View from Jena

- Dieter ROELSTRAETE

Standing on the Gates of Hell, My Services are Found Wanting

- Jan VERWOERT

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