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A year in the art world ; an insiders view / Matthew Israel.

By: Israel, Matthew.
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2020Description: xi, 228 pages, illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780500239926.Subject(s): Art | Art, Modern -- Exhibitions. -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 708 Summary: "In the last few decades, the world of contemporary art has become more globalized and visible than ever before. And yet this world has long been perceived as closed and obscure, provoking in the uninitiated a range of responses from reverence to bafflement and rage. Taking the reader on a cross-continental journey through a notional calendar year in the field of art, Matthew Israel lifts the veil on a world that emerges from his narrative as diverse, adventurous, nuanced and meaningful to all. From Los Angeles to Hong Kong via Paris and New York, the author travels among the world's best-known artists, curators, critics, gallerists and institutions as they work towards some of the art world's most defining international events. 'A Year in the Art World' relates the exploits of a curious insider, who ventures deep into the workings of the art industry to ask: what is it that people in the art world actually do? What drives an interest in working with art? How do artworks acquire value? And how has technology transformed the art world of today? Israel combines in-depth personal profiles with expert context to reveal both new and longstanding art world realities. From biennials in summer to auctions in the fall, this fascinating narrative reveals how 'the art world' describes a realm that is both surprisingly vast and deeply interconnected" - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Summer 2021
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"In the last few decades, the world of contemporary art has become more globalized and visible than ever before. And yet this world has long been perceived as closed and obscure, provoking in the uninitiated a range of responses from reverence to bafflement and rage. Taking the reader on a cross-continental journey through a notional calendar year in the field of art, Matthew Israel lifts the veil on a world that emerges from his narrative as diverse, adventurous, nuanced and meaningful to all. From Los Angeles to Hong Kong via Paris and New York, the author travels among the world's best-known artists, curators, critics, gallerists and institutions as they work towards some of the art world's most defining international events. 'A Year in the Art World' relates the exploits of a curious insider, who ventures deep into the workings of the art industry to ask: what is it that people in the art world actually do? What drives an interest in working with art? How do artworks acquire value? And how has technology transformed the art world of today? Israel combines in-depth personal profiles with expert context to reveal both new and longstanding art world realities. From biennials in summer to auctions in the fall, this fascinating narrative reveals how 'the art world' describes a realm that is both surprisingly vast and deeply interconnected" - Book cover

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