UNEXPRESSIONISM: ART BEYOND THE CONTEMPORARY by Germano Celant
Rizzoli, 1988 First edition, 450 pp., 5 1/2" X 8 3/4" Hardcover
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Publication on the art of the late 80s defined by Germano Celant as "Unexpressionism." Essay by Celant. "The contemporary is a fleeting and moribund presence. Its manifestations occur before our very eyes, and yet our eyes are unable to control or define them, just as words are incapable of describing them in time, at the same time." [Germano, you nailed it there.] Artists include Remo Salvadori, Sherrie Levine, Niek Kemps, Jeff Wall, Annette Lemieux, Günther Förg, Ettore Spalletti, John M. Armleder, Cindy Sherman, Rebecca Horn, Barbara Kruger, Gerhard Merz, Jenny Holzer, Gretchen Bender, Juan Muñoz, Allan McCollum, Ange Leccia, Haim Steinbach, Rosemarie Trockel, Matt Mullican, Marco Bagnoli, Reinhard Mucha, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Tony Cragg, Bertrand Lavier, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Longo, Lothar Baumgarten, Thomas Schütte, and Richard Prince. Includes biographies, bibliographies, and texts by the artists. Originally published as "Inespressionismo. L'arte oltre il contemporaneo," by Costa & Nolan, Genova, Italy, 1988.