Modern Contemporary: Art Since 1980 at MoMA
Introduction by Kirk Varnedoe.
Updated and Revised In a lively panorama of stimulating juxtapositions, sequences, and cross references, this new edition of Modern Contemporary provides a cornucopia of 590 works of key contemporary art (37 more than in the original edition). Thought-provoking page spreads juxtapose Jia Zhang Ke, Matthew Barney and Kara Walker; Gabriel Orozco, Chris Ofili, and Jeanne Dunning; Philippe Starck and Rineke Dijkstra; Jenny Holzer and Robert Gober; Mona Hatoum and Teiji Furuhashi; Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Juan Snchez, Raymond Pettibon, and Rosemarie Trockel; Gary Hill, General Idea and Lari Pittman; and David Wojnarowicz and Bruce Nauman, to name a few. Addressing the extensive holdings of contemporary art in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Modern Contemporary covers an international spectrum of art in a variety of mediums, all made in the last two decades of the 20th century and the first few years of the 21st. Organized chronologically and encompassing a prime selection of painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, drawings, prints, film, and video, this rich and varied array of art from 1980 until now offers a virtual compendium of the visual culture of our own time.