I've had more time of late to catch up with events in the Contemporary Art world. I'm looking for books and/or docuseries portraying the state of the movement roughly post 2000. While I can find many sources for modernism and previous eras, contemporary arts been elusive. Most books or documentaries are focused on a single artist, like biographies. Can someone point me towards material that covers what's going on in the space right now? Suggestions for books, videos, docuseries or anything else are welcome. Thanks!
What does it mean to buy an original piece of photography, from say Diane Arbus or Cindy Sherman? I see that different galleries sell the same photograph. Does that mean that multiple images were made by people other than the original photographer from the original film? Does versions of a photograph work like lithographs where there is a limited number of prints made and each one is numbered and certified?
I know in the US there are many art fairs, and painting is often showed predominantly at many of these. I would be curious to learn more about contemporary art fairs and galleries that focus on painting in Europe.
I know the question is quite broad, but I'd be interested in any personal experiences you've had with painting in Europe. Where would you go to see great contemporary painters? I know galleries like pierogi gallery in the US for example, what's the equivalent of this in Europe?
What are the best books covering digital (fine) art, both history of it or contemporary?
I am familiar with the book Digital art by Chirstiane Paul, but I was wandering if there are other books that you find good on the topics, authors/ bloggers or essays?
Also, shipping from Amazon to my country is three times the price of the book (I guess due to covid and closed borders) so if it is possible to find the literature online, that would be great. Thank you for any info, I am looking for the literature for my MA thesis.
Been going back and forth with the idea of getting a MFA in painting.
Currently, I don't think I will (primary reason being it's too expensive and more people should break out of the MFA/gallery circuit) but I am curious to hear what others are thinking. Since the corona upheaval and since most schools are still online and will be for the foreseeable future, is getting a MFA at all worth it?
If you were accepted or were going to enroll in a MFA program, did corona change your plan of action? Why or why not?
Years ago, in a gallery either in Copenhagen or Vienna, I watched a piece of video art, a surreal film in which (from what I can remember) an asian woman takes some milk from her fridge in her apartment, somehow ends up looking down a huge hole on the top floor of a multi-storey car park, pours the milk down the hole. Then somehow she ends up in a tropical forest, performing small rituals with white and black rocks, and finding this huge ruin head in the forest.
I know this sounds a little eclectic but these are the only details I can remember. The film played quite slow and, as far as I can recall, there was no dialogue, just ambient sound and music, so I am unsure what country the film is even from.
If anyone can help identify this piece or its artist, I'd be super grateful!