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What is Contemporary Art?
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"What is Contemporary Art? far surpasses other books that have sought to grapple with the question. Terry Smith's voice is strong and convincing, his arguments are clear yet subtle, and his descriptions of the many biennials and artworks he addresses are invaluable. Particularly fascinating are his insights on the role of the art market in the crystallization of contemporary art." - Alexander Alberro, Columbia University"

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Terry Smith is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Pittsburgh. His many books include The Architecture of Aftermath, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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"What is Contemporary Art? far surpasses other books that have sought to grapple with the question. Terry Smith's voice is strong and convincing, his arguments are clear yet subtle, and his descriptions of the many biennials and artworks he addresses are invaluable. Particularly fascinating are his insights on the role of the art market in the crystallization of contemporary art." - Alexander Alberro, Columbia University"

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