Art historian Matthew Israel discusses his most recent book, The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists, with independent curator Jen Mergel. The Big Picture reveals the fascinating stories behind ten artworks of the last 15 years, connecting them to larger social and artistic contexts. Drawn from the fields of photography, painting, performance, sculpture, installation, video, film, and public art, The Big Picture presents an indelible portrait of the multifaceted, confounding, often mercurial world of contemporary art in the 21st century―a place of wonder and delight that reflects our rapidly shifting global reality. 

Book signing follows.

Matthew Israel, curator-at-large, Artsy

Jen Mergel, independent curator

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