The Easel

The 25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age

The New York Times tries for the impossible – a shortlist of contemporary artworks that define our age. A group of artists and curators produces a list. Few auction room stars, few paintings, little consensus. Instead, what emerges is a profile of art world preoccupations with identity and today’s fractured political discourse. Inclusive, idiosyncratic, inconclusive, interesting.