Lucie-Smith's two celebrated books, Art Today and Movements in
Art since 1945, are rightly regarded as indispensable guides to
the often bewildering world of contemporary art. Art Tomorrow
pushes his researches and reflections much further. It is not
content simply to chronicle what artists have been creating, it
attempts to discern what is likely to happen to art in the early
years of the 21st century. Lucie-Smith looks at the most creative
tendencies in contemporary art, as this now exists, and he also
examines the social context. Among the questions he asks are:
what will be the impact on art on the new 'super museums', such
as the Guggenheim Bilbao, and Tate Modern in London? He also asks
if the term 'avant-garde' continues to be meaningful, now that
contemporary art is lavishly supported and patronised by governments,
wealthy foundations and official agencies of all kinds? Has what
we know as experimental art in fact become a kind of official
academy? His topics include the continuing development of the
Pop sensibility, new attitudes towards the representation of reality
in art, the politics of shock, the apparent revival of classicism
in a new post-modern guise, and the romance which many experimental
artists are now conducting with science, in particular with the
science of genetics.
Maslen & Mehra's Impermanent Collection by Edward Lucie-Smith, Maslen & Mehra, Elizabeth Beecher Publishing & Tristan Vince.
This multi-touch eBook created in iBooks Author offers an amazing range of interactive features enabling you to "experience" MASLEN and MEHRA's Impermanent Collection as if being given a private tour by the artists themselves.
It includes Images of MASLEN & MEHRA’s series Impermanent Collection, installation views of select pieces from this series in a recent London exhibition, text by renowned Art Historian, Edward Lucie-Smith, audio comments regarding the work by the artists and a film regarding Impermanent Collection/ Maslen & Mehra presented by Edward Lucie-Smith and produced by Tristan Vince.
Mirrored is the first monograph dedicated to the collaborative practice of Maslen & Mehra. Working in a remarkably diverse, experimental and imaginative graphic language, they engage in a powerful dialogue on the natural and human world in which we live.Maslen & Mehra, artists basing themselves in London, have invented a way of seeing what is closely related to one of the favourite tropes of the science fiction writer. What they offer, essentially, in their large-scale staged photographs, is a series of glimpses into a parallel universe. By placing reflective cut out silhouettes in various landscape and architectural settings, and recording the result, they suggest conjunctions that might otherwise go unnoticed. The silhouettes are visitors from another world, and their reflective surfaces make them only partly visible.
|Link to Maslen & Mehra page on Irving
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