The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art
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  • 750 ₽
  • Year: 2022
  • Language: Russian
  • Publisher: Ad Marginem
  • ISBN: 9785911035907
  • Page: 232

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art.

The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black square and Duchamp's 1917 signed porcelain urinal to Jackson Pollock's midcentury "drip" paintings; Chris Burden's "Shoot" (1971), in which the artist was voluntarily shot in the arm with a rifle; Urs Fischer's "You" (2007), a giant hole dug in the floor of a New York gallery; and the conceptual and performance art of today's Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic. The shifts have left the art-viewing public (understandably) perplexed.

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