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Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture
, is the 5th addition to Phaidon?s world renowned Cream
series. Every few years, Phaidon brings together 10 illustrious curators to choose 100 of the art world?s best and most important emerging contemporary artists, and what they discover becomes an invaluable resource in an ever-changing art world. As has proven to be the case with those featured in the previous four Cream
books, these will be the 100 artists the world is talking about for years to come.
Valued by art collectors and art lovers alike as a road map through the ever expanding international art scene of gallery shows, museum exhibitions, biennials, and fairs, the Cream series is a must-have for anyone interested in the art world?s latest news and is an excellent introduction to the dialogue among some of its best minds. The introduction features a conversation between the ten curators discussing one of the art world?s hottest topics ? the recession and how it has impacted the market and artist creativity.
Bound on high quality paper, printed to resemble broadsheet newspaper format, Creamier is packed in a custom-made box. The irony of the very latest news contained in a traditional, some would argue vanishing, format is intriguing. Readers are left to question the fluidity of the art world where an artist?s work can be fresh and new for such a short time, but where it never becomes insignificant.
Creamier is an up-to-the-minute global survey of recent developments in contemporary art, with an emphasis on emerging artists. Each of the ten selected curators is known for his or her integrity and expertise in staging presentations of new art on an international level. Each curator selects ten important new artists who have either emerged internationally over the last five years or who are still relatively unknown. There are no limitations on age, geography or medium. The result is a roster of the most significant and promising new artists working today - the true cream of the crop. Each curator also selects a key creative work for the sources section, such as an art work, text, film or album that has been significantly influential to art being produced at this moment, contextualizing the contemporary work featured in the rest of the book.
This up-to-the-minute global survey of recent developments in contemporary art emphasizes emerging artists. Ten curators selected 100 important new artists who have emerged internationally over the last five years or are still relatively unknown.
About the Author
Curators contributing to Creamier
Douglas Fogle, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Elena Filipovic, co-curator of the 5th Berlin Biennial and co-editor of ?The Manifesta Decade: Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe? (2006)
Yukie Kamiya, Chief Curator of the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Inés Katzenstein, Independent Curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-curator of the 6th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil and formerly Curator of the Museo de Arte Lationamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)
Chus Martínez, Chief Curator of the Museu d?Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and formerly the Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein
Kitty Scott, Director of Visual Arts of the Walter Phillips Gallery and Banff International Curatorial Insititue at Banff Centre Canada, former Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London and Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada
Debra Singer, Director and Chief Curator of The Kitchen, New York and co-curator of the 2004 Whitney Biennial
Adam Szymczyk, Director of Kunsthalle Basel, co-curator of the 5th Berlin Biennial and former Curator of the Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate Modern, London
Tirdad Zolghadr, Independent Curator and writer, Berlin, curator of the United Arab Emirates pavilion, Venice Bienalle (2009), and co-curator of the 2005 Sharjah Biennial