- 500 illustrations
- 336 pages
- 290 x 190 mm
- ISBN 9781856697347
- Published August 2011
Bringing together an innovative new generation who are creating the aesthetics of the next decade, all the artists featured are making waves in the contemporary art world. 100 New Artists features the new themes, media, imagery and ideas emerging in contemporary art practice.
Embracing painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, performance work, collage, video and new technology, the book's artists range from Madrid to Athens, Los Angeles to Paris, Berlin to São Paulo. There are members of the Bowery school of New York’s Lower East Side such as Agathe Snow, the new wave of underground Berlin artists that include Özlem Altin, and new installation artists in Tokyo like Teppei Kaneuji.
This is a vital new wave of art – post conceptualism, post-minimalism, post pop. Not only a snapshot of art at this moment, 100 New Artists is a place to discover the people who will define our aesthetic future.
'...a diverse selection of individuals from around the world, whose work (Gavin believes) represents not only the present state of art, but also the aesthetic of a generation, and the future that they will one day create.'
'Creating an overview of movers and shakers on the global contemporary arts scene can be tricky. Thankfully, Gavin's done all the hard work and the end result is a beautiful showcase of images and interviews that capture the spirit of the next generation of artists.'
'Though her subjects hail from cities around the globe, congruous ideas, practices and reactions to society emerge; consequently 100 New Artists can be regarded as a kind of yearbook that records the mood of now.'