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Title Chaos and awe : painting for the 21st century / edited by Mark W. Scala ; with essays by Media Farzin, Simon Morley, and Matthew Ritchie.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press ; Nashville, Tennessee : Frist Center for the Visual Arts, [2018]
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Description xv, 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee from June 22 to September 16, 2018.
Summary Fifty paintings, reproduced in color, by an international array of contemporary artists, show the aptness and relevance of painting in an era of uncertainty.In an age of global instability, the threat of chaos looms. Or is the threat more spectral than real? The fear of chaos may simply be our response to living in a world controlled by powerful forces beyond our understanding. Chaos and Awe demonstrates the aptness and relevance of painting as a medium for expressing the uncertainty of our era. It presents more than fifty paintings, by an international array of contemporary artists, that induce sensations of disturbance, curiosity, and expansiveness -- the new sublime, derived not from the unfathomable mystery of nature but from the hidden and often insidious forces of culture. Essays by art historians and "painters who write" offer context and illumination. Chaos and Awe, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, shows that painting's capacity to represent the liminal space between the real and the virtual allows it to portray the shifting ground of today's social imaginary. With suggestions of fragmentation, instability, and murkiness, these paintings enclose what seems to be (as Simon Morley writes in his essay) "wholly unenclosable." Exhibition: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, U.S.A. (22.06.2018-16.09.2018).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : chaos and awe / Mark W. Scala -- Unpeopled : cosmopolitan figurations in recent painting / Media Farzin -- The brain is wider than the sky / Simon Morley -- A gate, a key, an ocean / Matthew Ritchie.
Exhibitions Exhibited: "Chaos and Awe : Painting for the 21st century," at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, June 22 to September 16, 2018.
Subject Painting, Modern -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Art and society -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Scala, Mark, editor.
Farzin, Media, contributor.
Morley, Simon, 1958- author.
Ritchie, Matthew, 1964- author.
Added Title Painting for the 21st century
Painting for the twenty-first century
ISBN 9780262534970 paperback ; (alkaline paper)
0262534975 paperback ; (alkaline paper)

 
    
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