Author(s): Justin Paton et al.
The first truly comprehensive look at contemporary art in Australia and New Zealand in this century. It explores the particular regional uniqueness which comes from a mix between Indigenous, Western and Asian cultures. Featuring 80 artists, the book shows ANZ art to be diverse in culture, medium and theme. Many of our artists have international reputations, such as Paddy Bedford, Simryn Gill, Tracey Moffat, Ah Xian, Shaun Gladwell and Bill Henson. Others such as Ben Armstrong, The Kingpins, Monica Tichacek and Rohan Wealleans are amongst the region's freshest voices. Lavishly illustrated with over 240 pages of images selected to showcase each artist's overall practice and most recent work. Key aspects of contemporary art are set out, explained and examined in six essays by key curators.