Contemporary Art in Scandinavia: ARTWORLD.pdf

Contemporary Art in Scandinavia: ARTWORLD.pdf


The book features profiles of over 50 world-renowned artists originating from Scandinavia, highlighting the diversity of work produced across the region. In keeping with the previous books in the series, Contemporary Art in Scandinavia is fully illustrated and organized so as to transcend geographical and regional preconceptions. A specially commissioned introductory essay and appendix of reprinted essays by writers, academics and practitioners working in the field contextualizes the work in this unique and eye-opening introduction to one of the most vibrant and fascinating art scenes today.

Duncan McCorquodale was born in Birmingham, England in 1962. He grew
up in England and then Canada, where he pursued his own studies in etching, sculpture and filmmaking. From 1985 to 1989 McCorquodale undertook undergraduate studies in Architecture and Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. From 1989 to 1993 he pursued post-graduate studies in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Architectural Association (AA), London. While at the AA, in 1992, Duncan published his first magazine, ARCH-TEXT. On graduating from the AA in 1993 Duncan began teaching the History and Theory of Architecture to second and third year students at the Bartlett School of Architectcure, London. He also established Black Dog Publishing Limited (BDP) in the same year. He relinquished his teaching post at The Bartlett in 2000 to focus full-time on publishing, developing BDP's now extensive list of titles to include architecture, art, design, music, photography and printmaking.


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