IVA / Suggested Readings


Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 by Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel
Contemporary Art: Art Since 1970 by Brandon Taylor
Interpreting Art: Reflecting, Wondering, and Responding by Terry Barrett
Inside the Studio: Two Decades or Talks with Artists in New York edited by Judith Olch Richards
Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture edited by Russell Ferguson, William Olander, Marcia Tucker and Karen Fiss
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art, A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writingsedited by Kristine Stiles and Peter Seltz
Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation edited by Brian Wallis
Why Is That Art: Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary Art by Terry Barrett
The Critique Handbook: A Sourcebook and Survival Guide by Kendall Buster and Paula Crawford
Embodied Meanings by Arthur Danto
Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime by Immanuel Kant
Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard
The Lure of the Local by Lucy Lippard
Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
From Margin to Center: the Spaces of Installation Art by Julie H. Reiss
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth and Cultural Production edited by Joan Livingstone and John Ploof

Blogs and Podcasts

Henry ArtCast (The Henry Art Gallery)
SAM Podcast (Seattle Art Museum)
MoMa Audio (MoMa, New York)
SFMoMa ArtCast (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
Tate Podcast (Tate Gallery, London)
National Gallery of Art

Contemporary Artists with an Interdisciplinary Practice

Joseph Beuys
John Cage
Brian Eno
Harrell Fletcher
Tom Friedman
Ann Hamilton
Oliver Herring
William Kentridge
Kerry James Marshall
Annette Messager
Robert Rauschenberg
Ben Shahn
Kiki Smith
Nancy Spero
Anne Wilson
Andrea Zittel