Robert Lehman Lectures On Contemporary Art

Author: Lynne Cooke
Editor: Dia Art Foundation
ISBN: 9780944521779
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This third volume of collected theoretical and critical essays focuses on Dia's exhibitions from 1998 through 2000. As in the first two volumes, nine diverse contributors are included, ranging from art historian Jonathan Crary and philosopher Boris Groys to film theoretician Peter Wollen, from curator Russell Ferguson to cultural critic Elaine Showalter. These writers, among others, take on the challenges of illuminating, analyzing, and exploring the work of a disparate group of internationally recognized artists, including Joseph Beuys, Stan Douglas, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Bruce Nauman and Andy Warhol. Together, the essays in this book present a broad-based account of contemporary artistic practice, criticism, scholarship and theory.

Robert Lehman Lectures On Contemporary Art

Author: Anne Rorimer
Editor: Dori Publishing Company
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These are the first six provocative lectures on contemporary art initiated by the Dia Center. Artists discussed include Lawrence Weiner, Ketherina Fritsch, Robert Gober and Joseph Beuys.

Robert Lehman Lectures On Contemporary Art

Editor: Dia Art Foundation
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Lectures On Contemporary Art

Author: Robert Lehman
ISBN: 9780944521755
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Contemporary Art

Author: Alexander Dumbadze
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118298896
Size: 13,97 MB
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An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world. Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates in contemporary art since 1989 Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on current discussions in the field and investigated by three essays, each shedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship International in scope, bringing together over forty of the most important voices in the field, including Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs Media Collective, and Jan Verwoert A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventions and foster critical dialogue among both students and art aficionados

Anywhere Or Not At All Philosophy Of Contemporary Art

Author: Peter Osborne
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 1781680949
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A new reading of the philosophy of contemporary art by the author of The Politics of Time Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. What kind of discourse can help us give it a critical sense? Anywhere or Not At All is a major philosophical intervention in art theory that challenges the terms of established positions through a new approach at once philosophical, historical, social and art-critical. Setting out the claim that ‘contemporary art is postconceptual art’, the book elaborates a series of conceptual constructions and interpretations of works by Navjot Altaf, the Atlas Group, Amar Kanwar, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gerhard Richter and Robert Smithson, among others. It concludes with new accounts of the institutional and existential complexities of ‘art space’ and ‘art time’. Anywhere or Not At All maps out the conceptual coordinates for an art that is both critical and contemporary in the era of global capitalism.

Plane Image

Author: Gary Garrels
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870704468
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Brice Marden: A Retrospective ISBN 0-87070-446-X / 978-0-87070-446-8 Hardcover, 11.5 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 248 color. / U.S. $60.00 CDN $72.00 October / Art

Warhol S Working Class

Author: Anthony E. Grudin
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634780X
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This book explores Andy Warhol’s creative engagement with social class. During the 1960s, as neoliberalism perpetuated the idea that fixed classes were a mirage and status an individual achievement, Warhol’s work appropriated images, techniques, and technologies that have long been described as generically “American” or “middle class.” Drawing on archival and theoretical research into Warhol’s contemporary cultural milieu, Grudin demonstrates that these features of Warhol’s work were in fact closely associated with the American working class. The emergent technologies Warhol conspicuously employed to make his work—home projectors, tape recorders, film and still cameras—were advertised directly to the working class as new opportunities for cultural participation. What’s more, some of Warhol’s most iconic subjects—Campbell’s soup, Brillo pads, Coca-Cola—were similarly targeted, since working-class Americans, under threat from a variety of directions, were thought to desire the security and confidence offered by national brands. Having propelled himself from an impoverished childhood in Pittsburgh to the heights of Madison Avenue, Warhol knew both sides of this equation: the intense appeal that popular culture held for working-class audiences and the ways in which the advertising industry hoped to harness this appeal in the face of growing middle-class skepticism regarding manipulative marketing. Warhol was fascinated by these promises of egalitarian individualism and mobility, which could be profound and deceptive, generative and paralyzing, charged with strange forms of desire. By tracing its intersections with various forms of popular culture, including film, music, and television, Grudin shows us how Warhol’s work disseminated these promises, while also providing a record of their intricate tensions and transformations.

Comic Abstraction

Author: Roxana Marcoci
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707094
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In recent years, a number of artists have culled images from slapstick, comic strips and films, caricature, cartoons and animation to create works that address matters of war and global conflict, the loss of innocence, and ethnic stereotyping What does it mean to confront political concerns with humor? How can comics, serve as a medium for tackling difficult issues? The works presented here, from Julie Mehretu's intricately layered paintings of cartoon explosions and Arturo Herrera's psychological collages of Walt Disney coloring books to Ellen Gallagher's seductively minimalist paintings permeated by "blackface" signs and Rivane Neuenschwander's overpainted comic strips, grapple with such questions. Both critical and playful, these explorations reflect the intensely personal relationship that many contemporary artists maintain with political currents. This volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, presents the first investigation into this mode of representation. It features works by thirteen artists who employ erasure and blurring, appropriation and ambiguity to put a new spin on the relationship between the vernacular language of pop culture and rarified brands of "fine art." Roxana Marcoci's essay looks at each artist in depth and considers how comic characters, style, and narrative structures - so deeply imprinted in our collective consciousness - retain their visual potency even when totally abstracted. Also included are interviews with the artists and selected exhibition histories and bibliographies.

Mining The Media Archive

Author: Dot Tuer
Editor: YYZ Books
ISBN: 9780920397350
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Mining the Media Archive gathers together an exciting collection of essays by writer and cultural theorist Dot Tuer. Ranging from monographs on new media artists to a history of Canada's most controversial artist-run centre, the CEAC, to testimonial writing on cultural politics and post-colonialism in Canada and Argentina, Tuer's writings address issues of global media and local remembrance through a unique blend of storytelling, archival research and cultural analysis.