16.26 x 3.05 x 24.38 cm

256pp.

 

A year-long journey through the contemporary art world, uncovering the working lives of artists, curators, gallerists and critics, and revealing what they really do

Over the last few decades the contemporary art world has become more globalized and more visible than ever before – and yet in many ways it remains closed and obscure. What actually happens behind the doors of a contemporary artist’s studio? At an auction house before a major sale? In the vaults of an art storage unit? How can art museums keep up with Instagram – and why does everyone seem to hate art fairs?

Join curator, writer and art historian Matthew Israel on a year-long journey through the contemporary art world. From Los Angeles to Hong Kong via Venice, Basel, Paris and New York, from biennials in summer to auction houses in autumn, Israel reveals the joys and anxieties of this sometimes baffling, often intimidating field. Blending an insider’s knowledge with in-depth profiles, interviews with key art-world figures and a keen ear for an anecdote, A Year in the Art World is a compelling, generous companion for any art-lover curious about how art is being made, valued, sold, cared for and looked at today.


Table of Contents

Part I: WINTER – 1. A Studio Visit; 2. Fabricators; 3. Gallery Directors • PART II: SPRING – 4. Museum Directors; 5. Art Fairs; 6. Artist Estates; 7. Art Writers • PART III: SUMMER – 8. Curators; 9. Biennials; 10. Art Schools; 11. Art Online • PART IV: FALL – 12. Art Advisors; 13. Auctions; 14. Conservators; 15. Storage, Shipping and Handling

A YEAR IN THE ART WORLD

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16.26 x 3.05 x 24.38 cm

256pp.

 

A year-long journey through the contemporary art world, uncovering the working lives of artists, curators, gallerists and critics, and revealing what they really do

Over the last few decades the contemporary art world has become more globalized and more visible than ever before – and yet in many ways it remains closed and obscure. What actually happens behind the doors of a contemporary artist’s studio? At an auction house before a major sale? In the vaults of an art storage unit? How can art museums keep up with Instagram – and why does everyone seem to hate art fairs?

Join curator, writer and art historian Matthew Israel on a year-long journey through the contemporary art world. From Los Angeles to Hong Kong via Venice, Basel, Paris and New York, from biennials in summer to auction houses in autumn, Israel reveals the joys and anxieties of this sometimes baffling, often intimidating field. Blending an insider’s knowledge with in-depth profiles, interviews with key art-world figures and a keen ear for an anecdote, A Year in the Art World is a compelling, generous companion for any art-lover curious about how art is being made, valued, sold, cared for and looked at today.


Table of Contents

Part I: WINTER – 1. A Studio Visit; 2. Fabricators; 3. Gallery Directors • PART II: SPRING – 4. Museum Directors; 5. Art Fairs; 6. Artist Estates; 7. Art Writers • PART III: SUMMER – 8. Curators; 9. Biennials; 10. Art Schools; 11. Art Online • PART IV: FALL – 12. Art Advisors; 13. Auctions; 14. Conservators; 15. Storage, Shipping and Handling