Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, by Louisa Buck,Daniel McClean

By Louisa Buck,Daniel McClean

This guide offers the definitive advisor to commissioning modern artwork. each step and degree is published and demystified from the preliminary invitation to an artist to the financing of a venture, from the drafting of contracts to the ultimate siting and set up of works, from the care and upkeep of commissioned items to their interpretation and exposure. Combining theoretical and conceptual issues with useful ones, greenback and McCleans energetic and instructive textual content is supplemented with copious quotations and insights from many of the best-known artists, curators, commissioners and museum administrators of this present day, together with Nicholas Serota, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeff Koons, Vito Acconci, Mark Wallinger, Anish Kapoor, RoseLee Goldberg, Thomas Krens, Anne Pasternak, Barbara Gladstone, Mera Rubell, and Olafur Eliasson, to supply an in depth and educated how-to consultant to the commissioning process.

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