Contemp Art in France
A comprehensive review of the artistic movements that have taken place in France from the 1960s to the present, this study benefits from the anecdotes and personal memories of its author, Catherine Millet. The internationally respected art critic, who was herself an active participant in these movements, breathes life into this factual chronology of the contemporary art scene in France. She exposes the often unexpected links between movements by underscoring their contradictions and taking into consideration the social and cultural changes that have occurred since the 1960s in France and across the globe. An extensive reference, this book provides the keys to understanding the international contemporary art scene as a whole. Contemporary Art in France serves as an historical essay, offering a profound analysis of the prevailing tendencies and characteristics of art of the past forty years. Available for the first time in English, the book is completed by a chronology of events, a thorough account of the latest creative developments, and more than 300 illustrations.
Catherine Millet, geboren 1948, ist Chefredakteurin der Zeitschrift "art press". Sie war Kuratorin des französischen Pavillons bei der Biennale 1995 in Venedig und bei der Biennale 1989 in Sao Paulo. Millet hat etliche Bücher und Essays über zeitgenössische Kunst geschrieben. Ihre sexuelle Autobiografie wurde von der internationalen Presse hoch gelobt, die Rechte in über 20 Ländern verkauft. Catherine Millet lebt mit ihrem Mann in Paris.