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Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art

The Shock of the Now

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.

Books

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Bauhaus

Bauhaus Bauhaus Bauhaus

US$ 40
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Basquiat (Basic Art Series)

Basquiat Basquiat Basquiat

US$ 15
Klee (Basic Art Series)

Klee Klee Klee

US$ 15
Koons (Basic Art Series)

Koons Koons Koons

US$ 15
Mucha (Basic Art Series)

Mucha Mucha Mucha

US$ 15
O'Keeffe (Basic Art Series)

O'Keeffe O'Keeffe O'Keeffe

US$ 15
Pollock (Basic Art Series)

Pollock Pollock Pollock

US$ 15
Pop Art (Basic Art Series)

Pop Art Pop Art Pop Art

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
Ai Weiwei (Limited Edition)

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei

US$ 1,500
Few left
Neo Rauch (Limited Edition)

Neo Rauch Neo Rauch Neo Rauch

US$ 1,500
Few left
Giger (Basic Art Series)

Giger Giger Giger

US$ 15
Coming soon
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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
April 08 - October 31, 2018

Albert Oehlen: Cows by the water

Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Installation
June 18 - September 23, 2018

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Mastaba, London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake

Serpentine Lake, London
Exhibition
June 19 - September 09, 2018

“Christo”

TASCHEN Store London Claridge's
Exhibition
June 20 - November 12, 2018

Ai Weiwei: Fan-Tan

Mucem, Marseille
Exhibition
October 03, 2018 - January 14, 2019

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Fondation Louis Vuitton
Anniversary
2019

100 Years of Bauhaus