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The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-First Century is an illustrated anthology of essays, manifestos, personal diaries, pieces of fiction and roundtables written by an amazing group of artists and thinkers from all around the world.

The premise of this collection is to anticipate the aesthetic sensibility that will define our times.

The book is published under the Fairleigh University Press Imprint by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Explore this website, meet the contributors, and find ways to particpate in this preposterous editorial adventure.


You can see there is a philosophy underlying these works... endowed as they are with a transformative power, with a subversive understanding of the limits of human identity, they challenge perception, they defy our imagination and push the boundaries of both ethics and aesthetics. This is something we haven’t seen before. 


Pablo Baler, Editor of The Next Thing