Empire State

New York Art Now!

edited by Alex Gartenfeld and Norman Rosenthal


An ambitious intergenerational survey of twenty-five contemporary New York artists.


Contemporary art, like the city of New York, has seen massive growth over the five past decades. The twenty-five artists profiled in Empire State, from Dan Graham and Jeff Koons to the net-based Tabor Robak, question existing conventions and explore the new possibilities manifested by their community's new, near-industrial scale. Empire state is an exhibition that asks how artists might reimagine urban life and how the city of New York might continue to be a site of contestation. Making new connections among the artists via commissioned pieces, the book includes essays by the show's curators, Alex Gartenfeld and Sir Norman Rosenthal, and by Tom McDonough, John Miller, Eileen Myles, and Matt Keegan. Each artist's work is paired with original texts by a host of leading critics and curators, such as Bruce Hainley, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Bonnie Clearwater, and Tina Kukielski.


The artists: Michele Abeles, Uri Aran, Darren Bader, Antoine Catala, Moyra Davey, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Shadi Habib Allah, Jeff Koons, Nate Lowman, Daniel McDonald, Bjarne Melgaard, John Miller, Takeshi Murata, Virginia Overton, Joyce Pensato, Adrian Piper, Rob Pruitt, R. H. Quaytman, Tabor Robak, Julian Schnabel, Ryan Sullivan.


Empire State

New York Art Now!


2013, italian and english edition

22,5 x 30 cm, 192 pages, 150 colour e 46 b/w, paperback

ISBN 978-0-8478-4186-8

€ 39,00  $ 45,00  Can. $ 45,00