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The Phaidon Press presents Art Cities of the Future: 21st-Century Avant-Gardes, a look into the 12 most exciting global cities for new contemporary art. The tides are changing from London, New York, and Paris — what used to be the art epicenters of the world — to cities like Istanbul, São Paulo, Vancouver, Seoul, and Singapore, among others. The comprehensive volume highlights the most important artists of the selected cities, with used media ranging from photography, painting, and performance to video. Two traits were vital for an artist to be featured: “a commitment to experimental art and a dedication to their local milieu.” Phaidon opens our eyes to the possibility of a truly global, yet localized art community. You can find the book through Amazon.

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