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Smith, Terry (Terry E.)

Works: 94 works in 298 publications in 1 language and 6,989 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Artist, Interviewer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Terry Smith
Most widely held works by Terry Smith
What is contemporary art? by Terry Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who gets to say what counts as contemporary art? Artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors, or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today's multifaceted definition, the author brilliantly shows that an historical approach offers the best answer to the question: What is Contemporary Art? She argues that the most recognizable kind is characterized by a return to mainstream modernism in the work of such artists as Richard Serra and Gerhard Richter, as well as the retro-sensationalism of figures like Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami. At the same time, she reveals, postcolonial artists are engaged in a different kind of practice: one that builds on local concerns and tackles questions of identity, history, and globalization. A younger generation embodies yet a third approach to contemporaneity by investigating time, place, mediation, and ethics through small-scale, closely connective art making. Inviting readers into these diverse yet overlapping art worlds, the author offers a behind-the-scenes introduction to the institutions, the personalities, the biennials, and of course the works that together are defining the contemporary. The resulting map of where art is now illuminates not only where it has been but also where it is going
Making the modern : industry, art, and design in America by Terry Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith reveals how this visual revolution played an instrumental role in the complex psychological, social, economic, and technological changes that came to be known as the second industrial revolution. From the role of visualization in the invention of the assembly line, to office and building design, to the corporate and lifestyle images that filled new magazines such as Life and Fortune, he traces the extent to which the second wave of industrialization engaged the visual arts to project a new iconology of progress
Contemporary art : world currents by Terry Smith( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Terry Smith argues that, in recent decades, a global shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred: artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world's teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities and new technologies. Alongside more than 350 carefully selected color images of key works, Terry Smith offers the first account of these changes, from their historical beginnings to the present day. Exploring key works by both well known and little-known artists, the author shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s and then became a global phenomenon as artworlds everywhere began to connect more closely: new communicative technologies and expanding social media are now shaping the future of art. Contemporary Art: World Currents breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each cultural region of the world, ranging across Western, East and Central Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East. Terry Smith lays the groundwork for a new comparative approach to contemporary art, emphasizing its relationships to all aspects of contemporary life. He argues that it is cultural diversity and individual artistic inventiveness, not a convergence towards sameness, which makes today's art contemporary."--Publisher's description
Australian painting, 1788-2000 by Bernard Smith( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth edition of the classic text first published in 1962. It discusses the achievements of all Australia's leading artists and a great many lesser-known ones. It is written for those seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject and will be valuable to students, teachers, and the general reader. All facets of Australian painting are generously illustrated
Antinomies of art and culture : modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneity( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark collection, world-renowned theorists, artists, critics, and curators explore new ways of conceiving the present and understanding art and culture in relation to it. They revisit from fresh perspectives key issues regarding modernity and post-modernity, including the relationship between art and broader social and political currents as well as important questions about temporality and change. They also reflect on whether or not broad categories and terms such as modernity, post-modernity, globalization, and decolonization are still relevant or useful. Including twenty essays and seventy-seven images,Antinomies of Art and Cultureis a wide-ranging yet incisive inquiry into how to understand, describe, and represent what it is to live in the contemporary moment."--pub. desc
Thinking contemporary curating by Terry Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking--or insight--that underpins it. In five essays, renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship. The catalyst for the publication was 'The Now Museum' conference that ICI produced in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center and the New Museum in New York in 2011. In panel discussions and lectures over 30 leading artists, art historians, curators, and museum directors, such as art historian Claire Bishop, Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst), Massimiliano Gioni (Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, New Museum), Lu Jie (Director, Long March), Maria Lind (Director, Tensta Konsthall) and Terry Smith discussed the diversification of the notion of the 'museum of contemporary art, ' providing intergenerational perspectives on recent developments across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. This spurred a year-long journey for Smith, responding to ideas, events, and encounters in the artworld in the process of questioning what 'curating' is today, which forms the heart of this publication."--Publisher's description
In visible touch : modernism and masculinity by Terry Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection, outstanding historians and theorists explore the representation of heterosexual masculinity embodied in modernist art. Examining such major European modernists as Cezanne, Caillebotte, Matisse, Wyndham Lewis, and Boccioni, these writings offer a history of how artists sought to shape their sexuality in their work. In turn, the essays also show how the artists were shaped by the historical shifts in the gender order and by the exchanges between sexualities occurring in their social worlds. For example, the piece on Wyndham Lewis shows how he subscribed to an exaggerated masculinism, while the essays on Boccioni and Matisse bring out the efforts by these men to understand feminine sexuality. In the theoretical essays, Bernard Smith questions modernism itself as a style category. And Richard Shiff and W.J.T. Mitchell trace the consequences for art theory of recognizing the physical presence of modernist artworks and the agency of imagery in our encounter with contemporary art."
Australian painting, 1788-1990 by Bernard Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the three additional chapters on Australian painting since 1970 by Terry Smith."
The architecture of aftermath by Terry Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The September 11 terrorist attacks targeted, in Osama bin Laden's words, "America's icons of military and economic power." In The Architecture of Aftermath, Terry Smith argues that it was no accident that these targets were buildings: architecture has long served as a symbol of proud, defiant power--and never more so than in the late twentieth century. But after September 11, Smith asserts, late modern architecture suddenly seemed an indulgence. With close readings of key buildings--including Jorn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, Minoru Yamasaki's World Trade Center, Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Richard Meier's Getty Center--Smith traces the growth of the spectacular architecture of modernity and then charts its aftermath in the conditions of contemporaneity. Indeed, Smith focuses on the very culture of aftermath itself, exploring how global politics, clashing cultures, and symbolic warfare have changed the way we experience destination architecture. Like other artists everywhere, architects are responding to the idea of aftermath by questioning the viability of their forms and the validity of their purposes. With his richly illustrated The Architecture of Aftermath, Smith has done so as well."--Publisher's website
Impossible presence : surface and screen in the photogenic era( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian art and architecture : essays presented to Bernard Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One and five ideas : on conceptual art and conceptualism by Terry Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'One and Five Ideas' eminent critic, curator, and former member of the Art & Language collective Terry Smith explores the artistic, philosophical, political, and geographical dimensions of Conceptual Art and conceptualism. These four essays and a conversation with Mary Kelly published between 1974 and 2012 contain Smith's most essential work on Conceptual Art and his assertion that conceptualism was key to the historical transition from modern to contemporary art. Nothing less than a distinctive theory of Conceptual and contemporary art, 'One and Five Ideas' showcases the critical voice of one of the major art theorists of our time
Talking contemporary curating by Terry Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Talking Contemporary Curating, Terry Smith is in conversation with 12 curators, art historians and theorists deeply immersed in reflecting upon the demands of their respective practices; the contexts of exhibition making; and the platforms through which art may be made public, including Zdenka Badovinac, Claire Bishop, Zoe Butt, Germano Celant, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Okwui Enwezor, Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Mami Kataoka, Maria Lind, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Mari Carmen Ramírez
Contemporary art + philanthropy : public spaces/private funding : foundations for contemporary art by Terry Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why support contemporary art? What role does art play in defining cultural values? How does todays Australia measure up in terms of cultural giving? What international models exist for private support of contemporary art in public spaces? These questions and many more are answered in Contemporary Art + Philanthropy, a book of papers given by key cultural players in the contemporary art scene at a forum on private foundations held at Sherman Galleries in August 2006"--Publisher
Transformations in Australian art by Terry Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the crucial role played by vision and colonisation of Australia and in the formation of a national consciousness. Artists transformed their depictions of land and its uses into landscape paintings which communicated the cultivation of the country as an unfolding of nature's own process
Aspects of Australian figurative painting, 1942-1962 : dreams, fears and desires by Christine Dixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Derrida, deconstruction engaged : the Sydney seminars by Jacques Derrida( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of two seminars with Jacques Derrida in discussion with others, presented on August 12, 1999 at the Sydney Town Hall, and August 19, 1999 at the University of Sydney
History and memory in the art of Gordon Bennett by Gavin Jantjes( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary composition by Terry Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can we speak of composition when we are in a state of unfathomable decomposition? Art being made today defies coherent categorization, and the world presents itself, day after day, as spinning into confused chaos, structural disintegration, and violent disorder. Revising his well-known histories of contemporary art, Terry Smith argues that we must respond to the compelling need for coeval composition at a time defined by the contemporaneity of divisive difference. This book traces how - despite many obstacles - visual artists across the globe are rising to this challenge
First peoples, second chance : public papers from the 29th annual symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities by Australian Academy of the Humanities( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium papers that discuss how the humanities disciplines have contributed towards mutual understanding between black and white Australians and their future role in the reconciliation process
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What is contemporary art?
Making the modern : industry, art, and design in AmericaContemporary art : world currentsAustralian painting, 1788-2000Antinomies of art and culture : modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneityIn visible touch : modernism and masculinityAustralian painting, 1788-1990The architecture of aftermathImpossible presence : surface and screen in the photogenic era
Alternative Names
Smith, T.

Smith, Terence Edwin.

Smith, Terence Edwin 1944-

Smith, Terrence Edwin 1944-

Smith Terry

Smith, Terry 1944-

Smith, Terry 1944 August 14-

Smith, Terry E.

Smith, Terry E. 1944-

Smith, Terry E. (Terence Edwin), 1944-

Smith, Terry (Terry E.)

Smith, Terry (Terry E.), 1944-

Terry Smith australischer Kunsthistoriker

Terry Smith historiador de l'art australià

Terry Smith historiador del arte australiano

Terry Smith historiador del arte australianu

Terry Smith historian australian i artit

Terry Smith historien de l'art australien

Terry Smith kunsthistoricus uit Australië

Терри Смит

تيري سميث مؤرخ فن أسترالي

টেরি স্মিথ অস্ট্রেলীয় শিল্প ইতিহাসবিদ

스미스, 테리 1944-

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