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Future Talent: “Art Cities of the Future” by Phaidon

An exciting new book by British publishing house, Phaidon explores twelve emerging global cities to keep an eye on in terms of contemporary art.

Entitled Art Cities of the Future, this weighty hardback looks at a number of photographers, sculptors, installation, video and performance artists, from cities including Beirut, Istanbul, Bogotá, Delhi, Johannesburg, Lagos, Seoul and Singapore that are currently impacting the contemporary art landscape.

Ziad Antar

In addition, Phaidon explores the “artistic heritage, cultural climate and contemporary milieu” of each city, to better understand why and how these regions have become ones-to-watch in recent years.

“This book widens the expected historical narrative, allowing us to imagine a future of diverse aesthetics and shared concerns in the common language of contemporary art,” explain Phaidon.

Serban Savu

Scroll through the post to explore some of the artists featured in the book. In addition, keep watching the site for our forthcoming coverage of the recent Frieze Art Fair in London, which this year featured galleries from 34 countries and had a distinctly international flavor overall, compared with last year’s edition. – Samantha Fox

Inder Salim

Gigi Scaria

Nilbar Gures

Dieno Seshee Bopape

Moshekwa Langa

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