Venice Installation: Gallery D (Second Antechamber)
Contemporary American art continues the open-ended experimental complexity of late 20th century art, an era in which stylistic pluralism became normative. Works that are representative, abstract, and conceptual, created in traditional media of painting, drawing, sculpture, but also collage, photography, mixed media, and new digital technologies coexist in a climate that simultaneously looks back to tradition and the history of art, forward to the new, while often championing social causes. As a distinct movement, contemporary art has established its own hierarchical concerns and networks, and continues to thrive within the context of contemporary global culture.
Kerry James Marshall