Contemporary art may be a new topic for many people. Contemporary artists use different techniques to express their thoughts in an art form. To understand the concept of contemporary art, you can read books related to it.
The Women Who Changed Art Forever: Feminist Art
By – Valentina Grande and Eva Rosetti
This book is about feminist art. The stories of Judy Chicago, Ana Mendieta, Faith Ringgold, and the Guerrilla Girls are highlighted here. You will learn how they fought for the right to equality. The graphic representation of the books tells about those who want an equal world.
1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
By – Ai Weiwei
This book is about China that is narrated through the artist’s life. You will find mention of the poet Ai Qing who was once banned for writing. In this book, you will experience art through the eyes of Ai Weiwei.
By – Charlotte Jansen
In this book, the author has surveyed about 50 photographers and talked about their works. The interviews of these photographers will teach you a lot of things about modern photography. As visual communication is very important today, this book is a must-read by photographers and visual artists.
Seven Days in the Art World
By – Sarah Thornton
Here the author talks about various art world spaces that include a studio, an auction house, an art fair, and others. She describes her feelings towards these spaces.
What is Contemporary Art?
By – Terry Smith
Here the author talks about the artworks of Richard Serra, Gerhard Richter, Damien Hirst, and Takashi Murakami. He tells how the younger generation embodies a different approach towards art.
After Modern Art, 1945-2000
By – David Hopkins
Contemporary art is quite different from traditional art. It can often be confusing and disturbing. In this book, you will find clarification of the works of contemporary artists. You will know about the relationship between American and European art.
These books are worth reading if you want to learn about contemporary art. You will know about the various aspects of contemporary art here and see how it has evolved over the years.