'Beyond Contemporary Art' explores an international group of artists whose diverse creative practises over the last decade have been instrumental in the development of the contemporary art world. The vibrant contemporary art scene is one of constant expansion and innovation, where artists are continually reinventing themselves and dissolving boundaries in artistic disciplines. Etan Jonathan Ilfeld provides an illuminating introduction which discusses the development of international art fairs, the growth of graffiti and street art as well as the technological advancements which have enabled the creation of iPhone art apps, virtual reality, synthetic biology and computer art. This visually stunning and accessible book emphasises the increased hybridisation of the art world, which spans disciplines ranging from science, design and architecture to new media, filmmaking and performance art. 'Beyond Contemporary Art' surveys the work of well-known artists, such as Damien Hirst and Gerhard Richter, as well as new and emerging ones such as Katie Paterson, whose projects attempt to visualise invisible forces such as dead stars and melting glaciers.
This book reflects the playfully subversive nature of contemporary art and would appeal to any reader interested in the international contemporary art scene. Artists featured include: Mika Rottenberg - Argentina, Natalie Jeremijenko - Australia, Azra Aksamija - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eduardo Kac - Brazil, Brian Jungen - Canada, Ivan Navarro - Chile, Ai Weiwei - China, Hrvoje Majer - Croatia, Katja Kublitz - Denmark, Banksy - England, Christophe Bruno - France, Aram Bartholl - Germany, Bjork - Iceland, Roisin Byrne - Ireland, Michal Rovner - Israel, Benedetta Tagliabue - Italy, Fumie Kamijo - Japan, Namhee Kwon - Korea, Mounira Al Solh - Lebanon, Julieta Aranda - Mexico, Alicja Kwade - Poland, Miguel Palma - Portugal, Anton Vidokle - Russia, Katie Paterson - Scotland, Candice Breitz - South Africa, Jeremy Wood - USA among many others.