dictionary > Bibliography for the Contimporary

The poems below are the product of a method used to compile bibliographical information on a particular topic. In this case the topic revolves around the question “What is Contemporary Art?” The method may be also used to answer many other questions, which may, or may not concern art and culture. Therefore, I consider more valuable in this page not the poems themselves but the list of generated bibliographical material, which I also footnoted beneath each couplet for the reader's convenience.

 

 

 

The victory of contemporary art is almost complete1
Good sense and reason must acknowledge defeat2
Artists have failed to identify traits3
How will this affect the Balkan States?4

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1. Abbing, Hans. Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2002), 72. 2. Samuel Johnson, Rupin W. Desai. Johnson on Shakespeare. (Orient Blackswan, 1985), 72. 3. “New Society,” Vol. 6: (New Society Ltd., 1965), 158-70. 4. Johnston, Charles. "The Balkan States and the Allies." The North American review 202, no. 1 (1915), 404.

A Western curator1 pestered me
with questions about my2 identity.
I had to3 throw him over the fence,4
I am more concerned with difference.5

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1. Turner, Caroline. Art and Social Change: Contemporary Art in Asia and the Pacific (Canberra, ACT: Pandanus Books, 2005), 205. 2.Michael J. Deeb. Duty and Honor: A Novel of the Civil War (iUniverse, 2007), 360. 3. Burke, Jan. Dear Irene (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003), 195. 4. Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Toronto: Belford Bros., 1876), 10. 5. Corrin, Chris. Feminist Perspectives on Politics (London: Longman, 1999), 103.

Contemporary art is all but a religion1
– “white and plump like a stuffed pigeon.” 2
It...produces...foam of excitement in the souls of men3
And the interest differential between dollar and yen.4

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1. Kasarabada, Anu. "Home Is Where the Art Is,” Indianapolis Monthly 2004, 46. 2. Bauer, Karoline. Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German (London, Remington & Co., 1885), 27. 3. Bell, J.D. The Ladies' Repository 16 (1856), 258. 4. McKinnon, Ronald. Exchange Rates under the East Asian Dollar Standard: Living with Conflicted Virtue (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005), 108.

Contemporary art is...neither art nor religion1
It is2 neither a chicken nor a young pigeon3
It must be viewed as the movement of a Central idea4
Hoping to move anywhere except North Korea.5

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1. Magala, Slawomir. Cross-Cultural Competence (London; New York: Routledge, 2005), 204. 2. Stiles, Kristine, and Peter Howard Selz. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), 147. 3. Braudel, Fernand. Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, 3 vols. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992), 213. 4. Committee, Shri Kanaialal Munshi Diamond Jubilee. Munshi: His Art and Work (Padma Publications, 1947), 79. 5. Latour, José. Comrades in Miami (New York: Grove Press, 2005), 318.

A picture is only canvas and paint1
This ain’t literature baby2 Truly it ain’t!3
The formalist critic, it must be agreed,4

Must have sucked a lot of weed.5

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1. Cornwell, Neil. Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics: Collected Essays (Providence, RI: Berghahn Books, 1998), 165. 2. Valenzuela, Luisa. Black Novel with Argentines (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992), 42. 3. Dickens, Charles, and John Forster. The Works of Charles Dickens (London: Chapman and Hall, 1906), 328. 4. Emenyonu, Ernest. Goatskin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000), 4. 5. Holt, John. Instead of Education (Boulder, CO: Sentient), 2004, 226.

Contemporary art is understood to proceed,1
At the moment when the vehicle2 lost its speed3

Marinetti had...crashed his...Fiat...into a ditch4
See also Greenberg “Avant-Garde and Kitsch.”5

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1. Stimson, Blake, and Gregory Sholette. Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945. (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2007), 226. 2. Sue, Eugene. The Wandering Jew. (New York: A.L. Burt, 1845), 279. 3. Van Dervort, Thomas R. American Law and the Legal System: Equal Justice under the Law. (Albany, NY: West Legal Studies/Thomson Learning, 2000), 189. 4. Poggi, Christine. Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), 7. 5. Wood, Paul. Modernism in Dispute: Art since the Forties. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993), 264.

Contemporary art is, then first of all1
When a customer dials a long-distance call2
Hello? Who is this?3 I am the curator4
The...means of expression becomes greater and greater.5

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1. Benjamin, Samuel, Contemporary Art in Europe (Garland Pub., 1976), 78. 2. Corwall, Agnes S. Telecommunications: Issues in Focus (Nova Science Publishers, 2002), 61. 3. Jennifer L. Hart Jackson Corners (Lulu.com, 2006), 173. 4. Clair, Mary Hope. How to Steal a Billion. (Nashville, TN: Westview Publishing Co., Inc., 2005), 129. 5. Ducasse, Curt John. The Philosophy of Art (New York,: L. MacVeagh, 1929), 21.

Contemporary art is the price we pay1
For homosexual... activities during the Columbus Day2
No, we must learn to restrain ourselves3
This would be a cognition of things in themselves.4

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1. Danto, Arthur Coleman. After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997), xiv. 2. Rueda, Enrique. The Homosexual Network: Private Lives and Public Policy (Devin Adair Co., 1982), 330. 3. Colony of Detention at Anamosa. Anamosa Prison Press, Vol. 6. (Animosa Prison Press, 1903), 5161. 4. Institute, Hegeler The Monist, Vol. 12. (Open Court for the Hegeler Institute, 1902), 210.

Contemporary art is one that allows1
Irregular droppings of the dung from the cows2
We...arrive at this by means of imagination3
At the meetings of the College Art Association.4

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1. Buskirk, Martha. The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003), 15. 2. Knowledge, Society of the Diffusion of Useful. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Vol. 27. (London: Charles Knight and Co, 1843), 421. 3. Friedell, Egon. The Crisis of the European Soul: A Cultural History of the Modern Age (Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2010), 242. 4. Nochlin, Linda. Women, Art, and Power: And Other Essays (New York: Harper & Row, 1988), xiii.

Destroy Al-Qaeda1 get rid of Hamas,2
Attain a rational consensus, says Habermas3
According to the dictates of enlightened reason,4
Every young man should spend a season in prison.5

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1. Ibrahim, Raymond, Ayman Zawahiri, and Osama Bin Laden. The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 182. 2. Tamimi, Azzam. Hamas: A History from Within (Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2007), 135. 3. Alvesson, Mats. Communication, Power and Organization (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co, 1996), 144. 4. Frederick Copleston A History of Philosophy: the rationalists (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003), 253. 5. Salvatore, Ricardo Donato, and Carlos Aguirre. The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America: Essays on Criminology, Prison Reform, and Social Control, 1830-1940. 1st ed. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996), 109.

The charm of a woman is a matter of taste,1
It is the stage of clay body or paste2
In India, milk may be “hot” or “cold”3
Contemporary art is what is sold.4

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1. Ruckstuhl, Wellingtron. "What Is the Essence of All Beauty?" in Art World, October 1916, 99. 2. Kedarnath Mahapatra The Orissa historical Journal, Vol., 16, Issue 1-3., 3. Riordan, Jan. Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1999), 43. 4. Thompson, Don. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses. (London: Aurum, 2008), 10.

 

Bibliography

Abbing, Hans. Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2002),
Samuel Johnson, Rupin W. Desai. Johnson on Shakespeare. (Orient Blackswan, 1985),
Johnston, Charles. "The Balkan States and the Allies." The North American review 202, no. 1 (1915),
Turner, Caroline. Art and Social Change: Contemporary Art in Asia and the Pacific (Canberra, ACT: Pandanus Books, 2005),
Michael J. Deeb. Duty and Honor: A Novel of the Civil War (iUniverse, 2007),
Burke, Jan. Dear Irene (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003),
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Toronto: Belford Bros., 1876),
Corrin, Chris. Feminist Perspectives on Politics (London: Longman, 1999),
Kasarabada, Anu. "Home Is Where the Art Is,” Indianapolis Monthly 2004,
Bauer, Karoline. Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German (London, Remington & Co., 1885),
Bell, J.D. The Ladies' Repository 16 (1856),
McKinnon, Ronald. Exchange Rates under the East Asian Dollar Standard: Living with Conflicted Virtue (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005),
Magala, Slawomir. Cross-Cultural Competence (London; New York: Routledge, 2005),
Stiles, Kristine, and Peter Howard Selz. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996),
Braudel, Fernand. Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, 3 vols. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992),
Committee, Shri Kanaialal Munshi Diamond Jubilee. Munshi: His Art and Work (Padma Publications, 1947),
Latour, José. Comrades in Miami (New York: Grove Press, 2005),
Cornwell, Neil. Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics: Collected Essays (Providence, RI: Berghahn Books, 1998),
Valenzuela, Luisa. Black Novel with Argentines (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992),
Dickens, Charles, and John Forster. The Works of Charles Dickens (London: Chapman and Hall, 1906),
Emenyonu, Ernest. Goatskin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000),
Holt, John. Instead of Education (Boulder, CO: Sentient, 2004),
Stimson, Blake, and Gregory Sholette. Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945. (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2007),
Sue, Eugene. The Wandering Jew. (New York: A.L. Burt, 1845),
Van Dervort, Thomas R. American Law and the Legal System: Equal Justice under the Law. (Albany, NY: West Legal Studies/Thomson Learning, 2000),
Poggi, Christine. Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009),
Wood, Paul. Modernism in Dispute: Art since the Forties. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993),
Benjamin, Samuel, Contemporary Art in Europe (Garland Pub., 1976),
Corwall, Agnes S. Telecommunications: Issues in Focus (Nova Science Publishers, 2002),
Jennifer L. Hart Jackson Corners (Lulu.com, 2006),
Clair, Mary Hope. How to Steal a Billion. (Nashville, TN: Westview Publishing Co., Inc., 2005),
Ducasse, Curt John. The Philosophy of Art (New York,: L. MacVeagh, 1929),
Danto, Arthur Coleman. After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997),
Rueda, Enrique. The Homosexual Network: Private Lives and Public Policy (Devin Adair Co., 1982),
Colony of Detention at Anamosa. Anamosa Prison Press, Vol. 6. (Animosa Prison Press, 1903),
Institute, Hegeler The Monist, Vol. 12. (Open Court for the Hegeler Institute, 1902),
Buskirk, Martha. The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003),
Knowledge, Society of the Diffusion of Useful. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Vol. 27. (London: Charles Knight and Co, 1843),
Friedell, Egon. The Crisis of the European Soul: A Cultural History of the Modern Age (Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2010), Nochlin, Linda. Women, Art, and Power: And Other Essays (New York: Harper & Row, 1988),
Ibrahim, Raymond, Ayman Zawahiri, and Osama Bin Laden. The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007),
Tamimi, Azzam. Hamas: A History from Within (Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2007),
Alvesson, Mats. Communication, Power and Organization (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co, 1996),
Frederick Copleston A History of Philosophy: the rationalists (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003),
Salvatore, Ricardo Donato, and Carlos Aguirre. The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America: Essays on Criminology, Prison Reform, and Social Control, 1830-1940. 1st ed. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996),
Ruckstuhl, Wellingtron. "What Is the Essence of All Beauty?" in Art World, October 1916,
Kedarnath Mahapatra The Orissa historical Journal, Vol., 16, Issue 1-3.,
Riordan, Jan. Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1999),
Thompson, Don. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses. (London: Aurum, 2008).

 

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