Special Issue "Contemporary Art 1989 to the Present"


A special issue of Arts (ISSN 2076-0752). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Arts".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nathan J. Timpano
Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami, 302B Merrick Building, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
Website: http://www.as.miami.edu/personal/ntimpano/
Interests: modern & contemporary art & theory: europe; the united states and latin america

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ever-changing, ever-ambivalent definition of postmodernism and its relationship to art history have enjoyed considerable attention in the current discourse surrounding contemporary art. A number of scholars have alternatively offered that contemporary art produced since 1989 has instead entered a post-postmodernist era, rife with its own theories and critiques. The Renaissance-era saw the birth of the ‘master’ artist, while the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the development of avant-garde movements that, somewhat idealistically, believed art could change society for the better. What then, is the role of the artist in the contemporary era, when globalization, an ever-expanding art market, and a massive increase in the sheer number of artists worldwide have altered the role and status of art in society? This special issue of Arts is subsequently interested in gathering a collection of essays that explore the state of the arts since 1989. Traditional and critical perspectives are welcomed, as well as papers that present novel avenues of research, such as revisionist theories, an examination of newly emerging media, and interdisciplinary approaches to art and art history. Suggested themes include, but are not limited to: post-postmodernism and is relevance in contemporary art (history); globalization and the art market; art and politics; memory and contemporary art; and the increased visibility of Latin American contemporary art worldwide.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nathan J. Timpano
Guest Editor


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Arts 2013, 2(1), 3-5; doi:10.3390/arts2010003
Received: 6 February 2013 / Accepted: 7 February 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013
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