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by Meredith Mendelsohn  

The cover of
cream: contemporary art in culture
paperback and vacuum packed

Philip-Lorca diCorcia's section

Chris Ofili's section

Douglas Gordon's section
   Keep your eyes open for Phaidon Press's revolutionary new art book, cream: contemporary art in culture. Ten curators (see below) have selected 100 contemporary artists (see below) for this exhibition-in-a-book, set to launch this month (October 1998).

Each artist is presented in a four page section made up of high quality color images of the artist's work, a brief text by the curator and a bio of the artist. To situate the art within a broader cultural discourse, each curator has selected a recent critical text by a key contemporary writer.

Phaidon contemporary arts editor, Gilda Williams, and the curators of cream communicated with each other via the internet to plan the project. Their cyber conversation is included in the book, and is now posted in ArtNet magazine's chat room. Enter the chat room and join in with your own comments and questions, as the discourse continues.

Accompanying the launch of the "exhibooktion" is a series of symposia, events and promotional campaigns, which ArtNet will unveil as cream goes public in the next few weeks.

Carlos Basualdo, Francesco Bonami, Dan Cameron, Okwui Enwezor, Matthew Higgs, Hou Hanru, Susan Kandel, Rosa Martínez, Åsa Nacking, Hans Ulrich Obirst.

Ana Laura Aláez, Tariq Alvi, Francis Alÿs, Janine Antoni, Oladèlè Bamgboye, Matthew Barney, Maurizio Cattelan, Fandra Chang, Chen Zhen, Martin Creed, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Sharon Ellis, Tony Feher, Teresita Fernández, Tom Friedman, Ceal Floyer, Guiseppe Gabellone, Anna Gaskell, Kendell Geers, Liam Gillick, Rodney Graham, Joseph Gringley, Dominique Gonzalez-Roerster, Douglas Gordon, Group AES, Mark Handforth, Kay Hassan, Richard Hawkins, José Antonio Hernàndez-Diez, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christine and Irene Hohenbûchler, Carsten Höller and Rosmarie Torckel, Huang Young Ping, Pierre Huyghe, Fabrice Hybert, Inventory,, Simone Aaberg Kærn, KCHO, William Kentridge, Ben Kinmont, Suchan Kinoshita, Udomsak Krisanamis, Koo Jeong-a, Elke Krystufek, Matts Leiderman, Liew Kung Yu, Lin Tianmiao, Lin Yilin, Greg Lynn, Christina Mackie, Fabiàn Marcaccio, Steve McQueen, Tracey Moffat, Mariko Mori, N55, Nikos Navridis, Shirin Neshat, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Paul Noble, Chris Ofili, Olu Oguibe, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Liza May Post, gle Rakauskaité, Tobia Rheberger, Rosângela Rennó, Pipilotti Rist, Matthew Ritchie, Liisa Roberts, Bülent Sangar, Yinka Hsonibare, Pablo Siquier, Andreas Slominski, Peter Spaans, Superflex, Sarah Sze, Fiona Tan, Sam Taylor-Wood, Pascale Narthine Tayou, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sophie Tottie, Piotr Uklanski, Mika Vainio, Eulàlia Valldosera, Kara Walker, Wang Du, Gillian Wearing, Elin Wirkstöm, Lisa Yuskavage, Zheng Peili, Zhou Tiehai.

Arjun Appadurai, César Aira, Nicolas Bourriaud, Gilles Deleuze, Chris Kraus, Julia Kristeva (with Philippe Sollers), Toni Morrison, David Robbins, Edward Saïd, Eve Kofosky Sedgewick.

MEREDITH MENDELSOHN is assistant editor of ArtNet Magazine.