New Waves: Contemporary Art and the Issues Shaping its Tomorrow
Marta Gnyp, Amanda Renshaw
In New Waves, Dutch art historian Marta Gnyp interviews a number of artists and curators about contemporary art’s shifting landscape. Her inquest is divided into five chapters that each address a subject of major change in recent years. “Rewriting the Canon” details the rediscovery and revaluation of several postwar artists including painters Joan Semmel, Stanley Whitney and Claudette Johnson. In “Extending New Media,” artists Cory Arcangel and Alex da Corte discuss the creative possibilities posed by new technology. “New Approaches to Truth and Morality” sees installation artist Jordon Wolfson and photographer Mohamed Bourouissa reflect on the ethics of art making. “New Classic Art” examines the practices of four artists―Claire Tabouret, Adriana Varejão, Daniel Richter and Jenny Saville―whose work provides a contemporary spin on the classical art tradition. Finally, Gnyp speaks to several curators, collectors and museum directors to discuss the evolving art market in the 21st century.