Wonder In Contemporary Artistic Practice by Mieves Christian Brown Irene
Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in contemporary visual practice. Artists curators and art theorists give accounts of their approach to wonder through the use of materials objects and ways of exhibiting. These accounts not only raise issues of a particular relevance to the way in which we encounter our reality today but ask to what extent artists utilize the function of wonder purposely in their work.