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Title Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks / [authors, Daniel Birnbaum ... and others].
Imprint London ; New York : Phaidon, 2011.

Subject Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Alt Name Birnbaum, Daniel, 1963-
Description 480 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780714862095 (hbk)
0714862096 (hbk)
OCLC # 758027668
Table of Contents
 Works commencing 1986 
 Untitled / Gunther Forg6
 Rabbit / Jeff Koons8
 Violent Incident: Man-Woman Segment / Bruce Nauman10
 Gas Chamber / Luc Tuymans12
 Inhabited for a Survey (First Floor Plan from Self-Portrait as a Building) / Mark Manders14
 Works commencing 1987 
 Drawing Restraint 1 / Matthew Barney16
 Self-Portrait / Jimmie Durham18
 The Way Things Go / David Weiss20
 More cove Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid / Mike Kelley22
 Mission/Missions (How to Build Cathedrals) / Cildo Meireles24
 Intersecting Balustrades / Philip Taaffe26
 Untitled (Made in Western Germany) / Roseemarie Trockel28
 Untitled / Cindy Sherman30
 The History of Chinese Painting and the History of Modern Western Art Washed in the Washing Machine for Two Minutes / Huang Yong Ping32
 Visible World / David Weiss34
 Works commencing 1988 
 Untitled / Michael Asher36
 Untitled / Leigh Bowery38
 Untitled / Martin Kippenberger40
 Cornered / Adrian Piper42
 October 18, 1977 / Gerhard Richter44
 Democracy / Group Material46
 Fish Story / Allan Sekula48
 Product of Chohreh Feyzdjou / Chohreh Feyzdjou50
 Works commencing 1989 
 Overview of the year 1989 / Okwui Enwezor52
 Map / Alighiero Boetti58
 Vittorio / Philip-Lorca di Corcia60
 The Light at the End / Mona Hatoum62
 Looking for Langston / Isaac Julien64
 Untitled (Your body is a battleground) / Barbara Kruger66
 Oozewald / Cady Noland68
 Untitled (Cowboy) / Richard Prince70
 Guarded Conditions / Lorna Simpson72
 Untitled / Doris Salcedo74
 Works commencing 1990 
 A Thousand Years / Damien Hirst76
 La Fortune (After Man Ray) / Sherrie Levine78
 Untitled / Christopher Wool80
 Untitled (Ocean) / Vija Celmins82
 Works commencing 1991 
 Atom Age Vampire / Glenn Brown84
 Monodramas / Stan Douglas86
 "Untitled" (Placebo) / Felix Gonzalez-Torres88
 Siemens, Karlsruhe / Andreas Gursky90
 Untitled ("I am an invisible man") / Glenn Ligon92
 Bossy Burger / Paul McCarthy94
 Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration / David Wojnarowicz96
 U-NI-TY / Michael Schmidt98
 Works commencing 1992 
 Overview of the year 1992 / Bob Nlckas100
 Hors-champs / Stan Douglas106
 Puppy / Jeff Koons108
 Fall 9̀1 / Charles Ray110
 Untitled 1992 (free) / Rirkrit Tiravanija112
 Dead Troops Talk (A vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986) / Jeff Wall114
 Mining the Museum / Fred Wilson116
 Echo / Cecilia Edefalk118
 Works commencing 1993 
 Overview of the year 1993 / Massimiliano Gioni120
 Okay, Me/We, Gray / Eija-Liisa Ahtila126
 From the East / Chantal Akerman128
 Self-Portrait / Pawet Althamer130
 Lick and Lather / Janine Antoni132
 Girl in Bed / John Currin134
 Beauty / Olafur Eliasson136
 Robert Waiser Vitrine / Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster138
 24 Hour Psycho / Douglas Gordon140
 Germania / Hans Haacke142
 Lustmord / Jenny Holzer144
 Bear / Steve McQueen146
 La DS / Gabriel Orozco148
 United Enemies / Thomas Scuitte150
 Corlnne on Gloucester Place / Wolfgang Tlllmans152
 House / Rachel Whiteread154
 Rules Series / Angela Bulloch156
 Works commencing 1994 
 Cremaster 4 / Matthew Barney158
 Still/Here / Bill T. Jones160
 Au Naturel / Sarah Lucas162
 Black and the Red III / Nancy Spero164
 Gone; An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart / Kara Walker166
 Works commencing 1995 
 Untitled / Richard Artschwager168
 Work No. 127 The Lights Going On and Off / Martin Creed170
 Door / Ceal Floyer172
 Educational Complex / Mike Kelley174
 METRO-Net station, Dawson City / Martin Kippenberger176
 How Does a Girl Like You Get To Be a Girl Like You? / Yinka Shonibare178
 I Love New York, Crazy City / Isa Genzken180
 Flight / Kay Hassan182
 Untitled / Robert Gober184
 Works commencing 1996 
 Disappearance at Sea / Tacita Dean186
 Partially Burled in Three Parts / Renee Green188
 History of the Main Complaint / William Kentridge190
 Sip My Ocean / Pipllotti Rist192
 The Buzzclub, Liverpool, UK/ Mysteryworld, Zaandam, NL, 1996-1997 / Rineke Dijkstra194
 100 Years / Hans-Peter Feldmann196
 The What If? Scenario / Liam Gillick198
 Untitled (mothball) / A. Koo Jeong200
 Works commencing 1997 
 Overview of the year 1997 / Bice Curiger202
 The Loop / Francis Alys208
 The Nam / Fiona Banner210
 Bathroom / Thomas Demand212
 Sculptures on Air / Ayse Erkmen214
 A House for Pigs and People / Rosemarie Trockel216
 Solo Scenes / Dieter Roth218
 The Burden of Guilt / Tania Bruguera220
 Dial H-l-S-T-O-R-Y / Johan Gnmonprez222
 Museum of Contemporary African Art (Draft Room) / Meschac Gaba224
 Works commencing 1998 
 Turbulent / Shirin Neshat226
 Intervista / Anri Sala228
 Helmut Crumb / Rebecca Warren230
 Tree + Fence / Zoe Leonard232
 And Tell Him of My Pain / Sheela Gowda234
 Pure Consciousness / On Kawara236
 The land Foundation the land238
 Works commencing 1999 
 Electric Earth / Doug Aitken240
 I Believe in the Skin of Things as in that of Woman / Monica Bonvicini242
 Maman / Louise Bourgeois244
 The Third Man / Mary Hellmann246
 Florucci Made Me Hardcore / Mark Leckey248
 What looks good today may not look good tomorrow / Michel Majerus250
 Old People Making Spectacularly Experimental Art / Lily van der Stokker252
 Drunk / Gillian Wearing254
 No Ghost Just A Shell / Philippe Parreno256
 The Atlas Group Archive / Walid Raad258
 Red / Carl Michael von Hausswolff260
 Objects of War / Lamia Joreige262
 Works commencing 2000 
 Overview of the year 2000 / Suzanne Cotter264
 Brodno 2000 / Pawel Althamer270
 100 Years Ago / Peter Doig272
 I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts / Harun Farocki274
 Fuck the Bauhaus / Isa Genzken276
 The Third Memory / Pierre Huyghe278
 Capital / Sarah Morris280
 Instead of allowing some things to rise up to your face, dancing bruce and dan and other things / Tino Sehgal282
 Venice 2024 2400 / Tomas Saraceno284
 Works commencing 2001 
 Overview of the year 2001 / Connie Butler286
 Him / Maurizio Cattelan292
 The Battle of Orgreave / Jeremy Deller294
 Beaches / Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster296
 The Phonokinetoscope / Rodney Graham298
 Skeletal Implosion #3 / Steven Parrino300
 Totes Haus u r / Gregor Schneider302
 Pergamon Museum Berlin / Thomas Struth304
 Saint Sebastian / Fiona Tan306
 Where We Come From / Emily Jacir308
 Involuntary Sculptures (Speech Acts) / Rivane Neuenschwander310
 Works commencing 2002 
 Gribbohm II b / John Bock312
 Concerto in Black and Blue / David Hammons314
 Bataille--Monument / Thomas Hirschhorn316
 The Upper Room / Chris Ofill318
 Cosmic Thing / Damian Ortega320
 Untitled / Laura Owens322
 Web I, C / Lygia Pape324
 Game Station / Pascale Marthine Tayou326
 Dispersion / Seth Price328
 Works commencing 2003 
 The Weather Protect / Olafur Eliasson330
 Ground Zero Proposal / Ellsworth Kelly332
 Paralyzed / Klara Liden334
 Crossing / Renata Lucas336
 Seven Ends of the World / Tobias Rehoerger338
 Untitled / Rudolf Stingel340
 This Day / Akram Zaatarl342
 Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest / Yang Fudong344
 Works commencing 2004 
 Tiger Licking Girl's Butt / Nathalie Djurberg346
 The Redwood and the Raven / Trisha Donnelly348
 COSPIayers / Cao Fei350
 Works commencing 2005 
 Seven Easy Pieces / Marina Abramovic352
 Kuba / Kutlug Ataman354
 1st Light / Paul Chan356
 Installation in the Haus zum Kirschgarten at Historisches Museum, Basel / Karen Kilimnlk358
 Lady in Plastic / Maria Lassnig360
 Grieving Mothers (Attachment) / Louise Lawler362
 The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Thing / Joan Jonas364
 Axial Age / Sigmar Polke366
 Cinematheque de Tanger / Yto Barrada368
 Works commencing 2006 
 Meko / Tomma Abts370
 The Night Sky Over Berlin, March 2,2006, at 9pm / Carol Bove372
 The Believer / Marlene Dumas374
 Zidane: A Twenty First Century Portrait / Philippe Parreno376
 Untitled / Wade Guyton378
 Test Site / Carsten Holler380
 The Sound of Silence / Alfredo Jaar382
 Black Pussy Soiree Cabaret Macrame / Jason Rhoades384
 Wilhelm Noack oHG / Simon Starling386
 Paper drop (gold) / Wolfgang Tillmans388
 Black Star Press (Rotated 180 Degrees) / Kelley Walker390
 Sadong 30 / Haegue Yang392
 Constellation / Chu Yun394
 Works commencing 2007 
 Dusasa I and II / El Anatsui396
 Chizhevsky Lessons / Micol Assael398
 You / Urs Fischer400
 Voyage of the Beagle / Rachel Harrison402
 Everything Else Has Failed! Don't You Think It's Time For Love? / Sharon Hayes404
 Give Me Shelter / Odill Donald Odita406
 Cologne Cathedral Window / Gerhard Richter408
 Untitled / Josh Smith410
 Fairytale / Ai Weiwei412
 Works commencing 2008 
 Overview of the year 2008 / Daniel Birnbaum414
 La Lampe dans l'horloge / Nairy Baghramian420
 Bumps in the Road / Huma Bhabha422
 Suillakku / Roberto Cuoghi424
 The I and the You 1 / Falke Pisano426
 Sent a Letter / Dayanita Singh428
 A=P=P=A=R=I=T=I=O=N / Throbbing Gristle430
 a.k.a. / Roni Horn432
 Sleeping Hermaphrodite / Barry X Ball434
 Wonder Land; Never Land; I Land / Christodoulos Panayiotou436
 Works commencing 2009 
 How It Is / Miroslaw Balka438
 Four Seasons / Keren Cytter440
 Democracies / Artur Zmijewski442
 Unorthodox Rendition / Richard Hamilton444
 Works commencing 2010 
 Overview of the year 2010 / Hans Ulrich Obrist446
 The Life of C. S. / Christian Boltanski452
 Round-table discussion455
 Artworks listed by author470