The Artists Who Will Change the World

The Artists Who Will Change the World
Library Shelf Location 03.KHOL
Publication Date 2018

With the birth of contemporary museum culture and the advent of digital technologies, the 21st century has brought a whole new means by which to access art and its histories. How do we re-map the realm of contemporary art in light of a more inclusive awareness, taking into account the unprecedented global movements of artists today and representing the divergent histories of geographies that were once peripheral? The Artists Who Will Change the World is a new global map of art that points to the future. Unlike a traditional atlas, its cartography illustrates a world of international artists who may not yet be household names, but who will undoubtedly shape the art of tomorrow.

Omar Kholeif provides an introductory field guide to what some of the most urgent contemporary artists are doing worldwide. These are artists whose work engages with the aesthetics of technology and the issues of tomorrow; artists who are developing concepts rarely tested before, or who are engaging with politics in new ways. The book is a journey of discovery that will influence generations of artists and art lovers to come.

Table of Contents

Mapping the Contemporary: Introduction by Omar Kholeif • The Cause but not the Symptom: Introduction by Douglas Coupland • Technology: Jeremy Bailey; James Bridle; Ian Cheng; DIS; Constant Dullaart; Guan Xiao; Katja Novitskova; Trevor Paglen; Heather Phillipson; Jacolby; Satterwhite; Hito Steyerl; Ryan Trecartin • Identity: Jonathas de Andrade; Zach Blas; Andrea Crespo; Celia Hempton; Adam Linder; Tala Madani; James Richards; Tejal Shah; Hank Willis Thomas; Amalia Ulman; Lynette Yiadom-Boakye • Place: Nadim Abbas; Assemble; Cao Fei; Cui Jie; Theaster Gates; Camille Henrot; Iman Issa; Samson Kambalu; Lee Kit; Basim Magdy; Taus Makhacheva; Koki Tanaka; Adrián Villar Rojas; Amanda Williams; Zhou Tao • Power: Lawrence Abu Hamdan; Sophia Al-Maria; Yto Barrada; Zachary Cahill; Simon Denny; GCC; Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Jorge; Jumana Manna; Otobong Nkanga; Christodoulos Panayiotou; The Propeller Group; Imran Qureshi; Michael Rakowitz; Hrair Sarkissian; Kemang Wa Lehulere; Xu Zhen

ISBN 9780500519967
Quantity 1
Pages 192p; 18.5 x 2 x 23.6 cm
Author Omar Kholeif
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art
Language English

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