This anthology examines how ideas of the sublime are explored in the work of contemporary artists and theorists, in relation to transcendence, terror, nature, technology, the uncanny and altered states. In a world where technology, spectacle and excess seem to eclipse former concepts of nature, the individual and society, what might be the characteristics of a contemporary sublime? Part of the acclaimed series of volumes dedicated to major themes and ideas in contemporary art, edited by various scholars, artists, critics, or curators, this book is co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press.
Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm, 240 pages
Product code: 900316