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Apocalypse : beauty and horror in contemporary art
Rosenthal, Norman.
Publication Information:
London : Royal Academy of Arts, [2000]

Physical Description:
251 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 23 Sept. - 15 Dec. 2000.
Apocalypse : beauty and horror in contemporary art / Norman Rosenthal -- Richard Prince : the likes of Richard Prince / Nathan Kernan -- Gregor Schneider : possibilities and uncertainties / Michael Archer -- Luc Tuymans : behind the mask / Michael Archer -- Maurizio Cattelan : tragic pantomime / James Hall -- Mariko Mori : the eve of the future / Nathan Kernan -- Mike Kelley : playgrounds for adults / James Hall -- Wolfgang Tillmans : moments of being / Nathan Kernan -- Chris Cunningham : man, machine and music / Michael Bracewell -- Tim Noble and Sue Webster : shadowplay / Michael Bracewell -- Darren Almond : the ticking of the clock / Michael Archer -- Angus Fairhurst : theatre of the absurd / Michael Archer -- Jake and Dinos Chapman : collaborating with catastrophe / James Hall -- Jeff Koons : coloured by reflection / Nathan Kernan.
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N6488.G7 L62 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Apocalypse accompanies one of the most exciting art events of the year. Concentrating on themes inspired by the coming of the 21st century, this internationally significant exhibition -- the successor to the controversial "Sensation" exhibition shown at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York -- will include installations, paintings, sculptures, and videos, many specially created for the exhibition by 15 internationally renowned and controversial artists whose identities are a closely guarded secret.For the catalogue, the talented young photographer Norbert Schoerner has photographed the artists at work in their studios. Norman Rosenthal, exhibitions secretary at the Royal Academy and curator of the exhibition, contributes an introduction explaining his personal vision of the arts at this turning point in history. Thought-provoking and authoritative essays on each artist have been provided by leading art writers. Sure to attract international attention, Apocalypse is an essential purchase for anyone interested in contemporary art.