Here Are The 12 Cities That Will Shake Up The Art World In The 21st Century



The prestigious publishing house Phaidon Press establishes a new order of artistic cities. Forget New York , London and Paris , always in the same order . Art Cities of the Future 21st Century Avant- Gardes, the recent publication of Phaidon reveals cities to watch ” in the field of contemporary art world . Among the twelve most important cities are : Beirut , Bogotá , Cluj , Delhi, Istanbul, Johannesburg , Lagos, Sao Paulo , San Juan , Seoul, Singapore and Vancouver.

Tony Cruz Pabón, Drawing on Ball Park, 2003, Santo Domingo. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Art Cities of the Future : 21st Century Avant- Gardes, explores the artistic , cultural heritage and the contemporary feel of these 12 cities. Exactly 12 curators were given the task of selecting eight representative avant-garde artists in each city. Artists are in their established or emerging figures if working in different media ( traditional and nontraditional ) , but all share two qualities : a commitment to experimental art and a dedication to their local environment. Speaking to the more encompassing concerns, the editors selected the artists for them a unique sensitivity not found anywhere else appreciated .

San Juan Karlo Andrei Ibarra’s Remnants


Among the local artists who exalt San Juan include: Michael Linares, Melvin Martinez, Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Chemi Rosado Seijo – Jesus Bubu Negron, Tony Pabon Cruz , Radames ‘ Juni ‘ Figueroa and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz .

The effervescence of contemporary art on the island is palpable and indisputable caliber of artists. The duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla , who represented the United States in the 54th . edition of the renowned Venice Biennale as well as other artists have put their grain of sand , opening the way for the quality of the local Plastic recognition .
This book expands the awaited historical narrative, allowing us to imagine a future of aesthetic diversity and shared concerns in the common language of contemporary art.

Radames ‘Juni’ Figueroa, Untitled (Zebra, Tiger and Leopard Roof), 2009, industrial paint and residential rooftops in La Perla, Old San Juan. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phaidon Press is one of the world’s leading publishers book publishing visual arts, architecture , art, photography and design. Your competitors are large publishers like Taschen , Rizzoli and Thames & Hudson . The company was founded in Vienna in 1923 by Bela Horowitz and Ludwig Goldscheider , with the ultimate goal of making high quality books at affordable prices. Their first titles were not art books but large format books on literature , art and history . The first art book in large format, with large sheets were first published in 1936 , with sheets of Van Gogh , Botticelli and French Impressionists


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