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- DescriptionContemporary art can be bewildering for the uninitiated. Here, curator Anthony Bond maps out a way of thinking about art of the late twentieth century - and appreciating its invation. In 1984, Tony Bond was given the opportunity to build a contemporary art collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from scratch. The collection w contains over 400 works from artists like Anselm Kiefer, Rebecca Horn, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Yves Klein and Rachel Whitehead, whose work offers new ways ofthinking about representation in art. Bond explores the gallery's contemporary art collection, providing an overview of the ideas behind key works and offering insights from the artists themselves.
- Author BiographyAnthony Bond OAM is a freelance writer and curator. Until 2013 he was Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney where, since 1984, he was responsible for the gallery s collection of international contemporary art. Among the many major exhibitions he has curated are Francis Bacon: Five decades (2012 13), Body (1997), Self portrait: Renaissance to contemporary (2005 06) and Anselm Kiefer: Aperiatur terra (2006 07). He was also curator of the inaugural Liverpool Biennial in 1999 and the 1992 Biennale of Sydney. His writing on art has been published widely in Australia and internationally.
- Author(s)Anthony Bond
- PublisherNewSouth Publishing
- Date of Publication30/07/2015
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintNewSouth Publishing
- Content Note70 illustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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