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  Renovating Art History.

This is the first document of it's type in the history of the Internet or contemporary art -in it, we are attempting to draw decisive genealogical links between artists, their precedents and antecedents and cultural factors influencing their work and lives. For the moment - some of the content will be available as a knowledge base only. Phases of construction will be as follows.

Phase One
The first phase involves the development of an extensive catalogue of contemporary and precontemporary artists (including biographies, an explanation of their relevance, examples of work and relationships to other artists and constructs.

Phase Two
Phase two will include exhibition & media reference libraries including interfaces to google map data indicating locations where their work may be found and downloadable iPhone interfaces. This may be in the form of an autonomous downloadable application, on the web via wireless access or both.

Phase Three
The third phase in the project will present a new paradigm and interface for navigation of this and other data - which we hope will make traditional electronic and print souces seem awkward at best and set a new standard for information ergonomics and retrieval.

Mission Statement
In short - the purpose of this section is intended for reference and as a research tool, providing a quick source for information accessible from computers and wireless devices, allowing the user to make conceptual links between unexpected sources. Additonally, it will allow the user to access and develop critical faculties in the understanding of  relevant media and concepts. 

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Contemporary Art Database - Artists

A.R. Penck
Alighiero Boetti
Andre Breton
Andreas Gursky
Andres Serrano
Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Warhol
Anish Kapoor
Annette Messager
Anselm Kiefer
Anthony Caro
Anthony Gormley
Arshile Gorky
Asger Jorn
Ashley Bickerton
August Sander
Barbara  Kruger
Barnett Newman
Bernd & Hilla Becher
Bill Burns
Bill Viola
Brice Marden
Bruce Nauman
Cai Guo Qiang
Carl Andre
Chris Burden
Christian Boltanski
Chuck Close
Cindy Sherman
Clyfford Still
Cy Twombly
Damien Hirst
Dan Flavin
Dan Graham
Daniel Buren
Daniel Spoerri
David Salle
Dennis Oppenheim
Donald Judd
Dziga Vertov
Ed Ruscha
Edward Burtynsky
El Lissitzky
Ellsworth Kelly
Eric Fischl
Eva Hesse
Evan Holloway
Felix Gonzalez Torres
Francesca Woodman
Francesco Clemente
Francis Bacon
Francis Picabia
Francois Morellet
Frank Stella
Franz Kline
Frida Kahlo
Gabriel Orozco
General Idea
Genevieve Cadieux
Gerhard Richter
Gilbert & George
Gillian Wearing
Giorgio De Chirico
Giuseppe Anselmo
Giuseppe Penone
Gordon Matta Clark
Guy Debord
Gyorgy Kepes
Hamish Fulton
Hans Haacke
Hans Richter
Helen Frankenthaler
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Hugo Ball
Jack Chambers
Jamelie Hassan
James Rosenquist
James Turrell
Jan Dibbets
Janine Antoni
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean Tinguely
Jeff Wall
Jenny Holzer
Joel Peter Witkin
John Baldessari
John Cage
John Heartfield
John Hillard
Jonathan Borofsky
Jorg Immendorff
Joseph Beuys
Joseph Cornell
Joseph Kosuth
Juan Gris
Julian Schnabel
Karel Appel
Kasimir Malevich
Komar & Melamid
Kurt Schwitters
Larry Rivers
Laurie Anderson
Lawrence Weiner
Les Krims
Liz Magor
Lorna Simpson
Louise Bourgeois
Louise Nevelson
Luc Tuymans
Lucas Samaras
Luciano Fabro
Luigi Ontani
Man Ray
Marcel Broodthaers
Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Janco
Marina Abramovic
Mario Merz
Mark Bradford
Mark Tansey
Martin Kippenberger
Martin Puryear
Mary Kelly
Mary Miss
Matthew Barney
Maurizio Cattelan
Max Weber
Mel Bochner
Meret Oppenheim
Michael Heizer
Michael Snow
Michealangelo Pistoletto
Miguel BarcÚlo
Mike & Doug Starn
Mike Kelley
Mona Hatoum
Nam June Paik
Nancy Holt
Nancy Spero
Neo Rauch
Olafur Eliasson
On Kawara
Paul Noble
Paul Oberst
Piero Gilardi
Piero Manzoni
Pierre Huyghe
Pipilotti Rist
Rachel Whiteread
Raoul Dufy
Raoul Hausmann
Raymond Pettibon
Rebecca Horn
Richard Deacon
Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Long
Richard Prince
Richard Serra
Richard Tuttle
Robert Gober
Robert Indiana
Robert Irwin
Robert Longo
Robert Mangold
Robert Mapplethorpe
Robert Morris
Robert Motherwell
Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Smithson
Roni Horn
Rosemarie Trockel
Roy Lichtenstein
Sally Mann
Sherrie Levine
Sigmar Polke
Sol Lewitt
Stan Douglas
Stuart Arends
Theo Van Doesburg
Thomas Schutte
Thomas Struth
Tim Hawkinson
Tom Dean
Tony Cragg
Tracey Emin
Tristan Tzara
Victor Burgin
Vija Celmins
Vik Muniz
Vito Acconci
Walter De Maria
William S Burroughs
Wolfgang Laib
Wolfgang Tillmans
Yves Klein


Art Movements Explained







The Dada (or Dadaism)

'Pop' Art
Op Art
Conceptual Art
Performance Art
Environmental Art
The Vorticists
Russian Constructivism
The Suprematists
The Bauhaus
Art Informel
The Situationist International
Musique Concrète
Arte Povera
Land Art / Earthworks
The Fluxus
Russian Constructivism
The Suprematists
The Bauhaus

The Shaping of Culture - Behind the Curtain

The Frankfurt School

Max Horkheimer

Theodor Adorno

Walter Benjamin

Herbert Marcuse

Leo Lowental

Erich Fromm

Rosalind Krauss

Michael Fried

October Magazine

  Roland Barthes
Ferdinand de Saussure

Jacques Lacan

Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari

Michel Foucault

Jacques Derrida
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
François Lyotard

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