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Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art

The Shock of the Now

Books

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Giger (Basic Art Series)

Giger Giger Giger

US$ 15
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Bacon (Basic Art Series)

Bacon Bacon Bacon

US$ 15
Basquiat (Basic Art Series)

Basquiat Basquiat Basquiat

US$ 15
Mucha (Basic Art Series)

Mucha Mucha Mucha

US$ 15
O'Keeffe (Basic Art Series)

O'Keeffe O'Keeffe O'Keeffe

US$ 15
Rothko (Basic Art Series)

Rothko Rothko Rothko

US$ 15
Warhol (Basic Art Series)

Warhol Warhol Warhol

US$ 15
Pop Art

Pop Art Pop Art Pop Art

US$ 30
HR Giger (Limited Edition)

HR Giger HR Giger HR Giger

US$ 900
Baby SUMO
Albert Oehlen (Limited Edition)

Albert Oehlen Albert Oehlen Albert Oehlen

US$ 1,000
Few left
Neo Rauch (Limited Edition)

Neo Rauch Neo Rauch Neo Rauch

US$ 1,500
XXL
Ai Weiwei (Limited Edition)

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei

US$ 2,000
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Jeff Koons (Limited Edition)

Jeff Koons Jeff Koons Jeff Koons

US$ 4,500
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T-Time

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Events

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Permanent Exhibition

Dokumentation Verhüllter Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95

Reichstag Berlin
Exhibition
November 12, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Andy Warhol. From A to B and back again

Whitney Museum, New York
Exhibition
November 28, 2018

Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera

The Met Breuer, New York
Anniversary
2019

100 Years of Bauhaus

Exhibition
February 02 - April 13, 2019

Andy Warhol. Polaroid Pictures

Galerie Bastian, London
Exhibition
February 02 - June 02, 2019

Read out loud: Basquiat

Schunck, Heerlen
Exhibition
February 08, 2019 - February 02, 2020

REFLEX BAUHAUS 40 OBJECTS – 5 CONVERSATIONS

Pinakothek der Moderne, München
Exhibition
February 14 - April 14, 2019

Annie Leibovitz. The early years, 1970-1983

Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
Exhibition
March 06 - May 15, 2019

Basquiat

Brant Foundation, New York
Exhibition
March 12 - June 30, 2019

Mark Rothko

Kunsthisthorisches Museum, Wien
Exhibition
September 06, 2019 - January 27, 2020

Original Bauhaus

Berlinische Galerie
Exhibition
September 11, 2019 - January 20, 2020

Francis Bacon

Centre Pompidou, Paris
Exhibition
October 19, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Disney, Rockwell, Pollock, Warhol - Ikonen Amerikas

Bucerius Kunstforum, Frankfurt
Exhibition
February 01 - May 10, 2020

David Hockney

Bucerius Kunstforum, Hamburg

Contemporary Art

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Contemporary art is the art of our lifetime—the art being made now and about this moment. As an art historical movement it eludes easy definition, often characterized as contradictory, confusing, and open ended. Contemporary art tends to be tied to conceptual practice, and while it may manifest through any materials and methods, it often directly challenges traditional notions of what art can and should be. Contemporary artists emphasize the importance of context in making and viewing art, with many vesting power in the eyes of the viewer, where their work’s true significance comes to life.

Though the end of World War II and the social upheaval of the 1960s are often cited as key moments in the emergence of “the contemporary,” artists like Marcel Duchamp were already hard at work, breaking the rules long before the term was coined. Modern art was categorized by medium; contemporary artists work across sculpture, painting, video, or performance freely and as they see fit. They are often equally comfortable presenting their oeuvre both outside and within the “white cube”— the stark, brightly lit exhibition space.

From identity politics, the body, globalization and migration, technology, and popular culture: TASCHEN art books explore the plethora of themes permeating contemporary art. Featuring some of the most famous artists of our day, TASCHEN Books offer comprehensive monographs on the likes of Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei, Darren Almond, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ren Hang, Mark Ryden, and many, many more. These publications bring together biographical information, critical essays, and immaculate reproductions of key artworks to present the ultimate journey through an artist’s practice.