The Contemporary Art Book

The Contemporary Art Book

The Contemporary Art Book is a compendium listing 200 artists alongside key works, biographies, and cross-referenced themes, movements and links.

New York in the 70s

New York in the 70s

Allan Tannenbaum’s career spans the vagaries of what it meant to be in New York in the 1970s – a city very different from today’s Manhattan.

The Einstein Girl

The Einstein Girl

Two young boys find a girl naked and close to death in the woods. The only clue to the girl’s identity is a ticket she was clutching for admission to an Albert Einstein lecture.

Cold Earth

Cold Earth

Cold Earth tells the story of six graduate archaeologists who enlist to excavate the ruins of the Norse Greenlanders who mysteriously disappeared.

Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love

Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love

In an illuminating study, the often forgotten figure of Edward Carpenter is revealed as a precedent for modern sexual and social liberation.

Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry

Audrey Niffenegger has returned with a powerful and rewarding story of two sets of twins and their relationships – how can you be both the same and different?

Re-enchanting Everyday Life

Re-enchanting Everyday Life

Exploring the connection between human emotion and divine intervention, contemporary fantasy Angels of Destruction considers the ability of art and imagination to create new worlds.

Attica Locke

Attica Locke

In conversation with Attica Locke.

Innovation & Collaboration for 21st Century Ballet

Innovation & Collaboration for 21st Century Ballet

Evoking the ethos of the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev, Sadler’s Wells contextualises today’s artists, designers and composers, within the sphere of modern performance.

My Robot Friend

My Robot Friend

Energetic, fun, edgy, catchy and alive, Soft Core, is a delightful record. Two year’s in the making, it’s the third album from the band based in New York City.

A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy

Creating a real buzz around his music, A.A. Bondy has legions of fans like Bon Iver and Low Anthem. On the same label as Andrew Bird, Bondy is in good company.

Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet

At times this is avant-garde jazz at its befuddling best, where the twang of guitars is interspersed with oboes, violins, drums and the calls of gulls.

Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra

Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra

In 2008, Efterklang teamed up with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra to perform their original work to a capacity audience at Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.

Phil Kieran

Phil Kieran

Kieran’s background as DJ, producer and film-score creator for Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, means that Shh doesn’t sound like a debut album.

Samara Lubelski

Samara Lubelski

Lubelski has a voice of calm, serene with textbook energy, simplicity at heart, and with depth in each track; Future Slip is bound to become a staple.

The Geography of Dreams

The Geography of Dreams

Free and easy, impetuous, unaffected, inspired: from the very first guitar chord, Telekinesis! is imbued with hazy loveliness, which proves ridiculously infectious.

This CD Doesn’t Sell

This CD Doesn’t Sell

The rack of plastic in HMV may be getting dusty as downloads become the norm. The effects on the industry are far from subtle, but change inspires innovation.

Make Art: Make Films

Make Art: Make Films

Aesthetica launches the International short Film Competition, with cash prizes up for grabs and screening opportunities. It has never been a better time to get your camera out and start shooting.

1968:Rebellion & Free Love

1968:Rebellion & Free Love

Reminiscing on 40 years of free love, political protest, family values and social unrest, Born in ‘68 focuses on the humanity of the late 20th Century epoch.

Julian Stallabrass

Julian Stallabrass

Julian is a writer, photographer, art critic, curator and lecturer. His primary focus is on the effects of politics, and the economy on contemporary art and New Media.

The Body is a Canvas

The Body is a Canvas

Challenging the boundaries of art and fashion, Alex Box’s inaugural exhibition fuses figures from the artist’s imagination onto the face.

Contemporary Art from the Middle East

Contemporary Art from the Middle East

Images of the Middle East often leaving a negative impact on the viewer. Daniela da Prato challenges stereotypes, and invites us to reconsider cultural preconceptions.

The World of Martin Parr

The World of Martin Parr

Martin Parr is known for his satirical documentation of contemporary British life. Opening this autumn at Baltic is Luxury, a collection of over 40 works.

Art in a Material World

Art in a Material World

Investigating the role of the “artist” and “art”, Tate Modern surveys the last 30 years of contemporary visual culture.