You, Me and Art. Artists in the 21st Century
You, Me and Art. Artists in the 21st Century gives extraordinary insights into rich and diverse artistic practices of our time. Never has contemporary art been so popular as it is now, never has its audience been so wide. In the rapidly changing and vastly expanding art world, one thing has never changed: it is the artist who remains at the center of the artistic universe.
In fascinating personal interviews, seventeen outstanding contemporary artists reflect on what does it mean to be an artist today, providing material to analyze the most urgent questions of the current art system. What values should prevail? How to define the artist when the notions of shaman, revolutionary, and bohemian are no longer relevant? What is the relationship between artists and their public?
As artists operate in close connection with curators, collectors, and gallerists, to complete the picture, Marta Gnyp has given voice to a few excellent actors from these sectors who speak about their vision of contemporary art and reflect on the changing post-war art system.
Published by Skira