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Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
A Companion to Contemporary Drawing
Wiley Blackwell Companions To Art History
The first edited volume on the power, condition, and expanse of contemporary fine art drawing.
A Companion to Contemporary Drawing explores how twentieth and twenty-first century artists have used drawing to understand and comment on the world. Presenting contributions by both theorists and practitioners, this unique book considers the place, space, and history of drawing, and explores shifts in attitudes towards its practice. Twenty-seven essays discuss how drawing emerges from the mind of the artist to reflect upon and question what is seen, felt, and experienced.
This book discusses key themes in contemporary drawing practice, addresses the working conditions and context of artists, and considers a wide range of personal, social, and political considerations that influence artistic choices. Topics include the politics of eroticism in South American drawing, anti-capitalist drawing from Eastern Europe, drawing and conceptual art, feminist drawing, and exhibitions that have placed drawing practices at the centre of contemporary art. This comprehensive study:
Demonstrates the ways in which contemporary issues and concerns are addressed through drawing
Reveals how drawing is used to make powerful social and political statements
Situates works by contemporary practitioners within the context of their historical moment
Explores how contemporary art practices utilize drawing as both process and finished artifact
Shows how concepts of observation, representation, and audience have changed dramatically in the digital era.
Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Art History series, A Companion to Contemporary Drawing is a valuable text for students of fine art, art history, and curating, and for practitioners working within contemporary fine art practice.
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition (14 Dec. 2020)
Language : English
Hardcover : 578 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1119194545