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Art August, 16 2010

“Creamier: Contemporary Art In Culture” Book

Phaidon has released Creamier, the fifth installment in their Cream series. The idea is simple: 10 world-renowned curators select 100 of their favorite emerging contemporary artists. The curators then contribute a written piece on each of their selected artists, and 700 color images from various exhibitions throughout the world accompany their criticisms. The delivery, on the other hand, is far from ordinary: the collection of essays is printed in broadsheet format and comes in a protective sleeve (for posterity’s sake). For a book on what great curators think is of note right now, it seems pretty fitting.

Creamier follows Cream, Fresh Cream, Cream 3, and Ice Cream (all released between 1998 and 2007). Curators include (among others) Tirdad Zolghadr, Catherine Wood (Tate Modern), and Debra Singer (The Kitchen). Available here.

Words by Adrian Pelliccia.

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