Against Kandinsky Andre, de Kooning, etc.
Hatje Cantz Verlag
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Against Kandinsky examines the schism between Expressionism and Geometric Abstraction--the two canons which have competed for stylistic and theoretical supremacy in Modernist history. Within this historical context, Wassily Kandinsky occupies a unique position as both the originator of Expressionistic painting and a tireless defender of the intuitive mode of abstraction. Against Kandinsky consists of four sections, each presenting a case for a certain resistance against the styles and ideas that Kandinsky represented. It looks at the history of twentieth-century abstraction from a broadened perspective of cultural and social history that emphasizes the parallels between European and American art, with work by Carl Andre, Eric Bulatov, Willem de Kooning, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Hannes Meyer, Lucia Moholy, Walter Peterhans, Liubov Popova, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Frank Stella.
This catalogue of outstanding paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from Edward R. Broida's recent gift of 175 contemporary works from his collection to The Museum of Modern Art reflects a wide range of artistic approaches.
Ai Weiwei Brougher, Kataoka, etc.
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A leading figure among Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that poses fundamental questions about the ways in which art and culture interrelate with society and how society interrelates with individual existence.
From its fascinating historical origins to its contemporary symbolic significance, every aspect of Ai Weiwei's beautiful and monumental work of art is explored in this illustrated volume that also guides readers through the highlights of the artist's career. Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads features twelve large-scale bronze animal heads, each depicting a segment of the ancient Chinese zodiac.
You get the idea early on, with photos of Chinese-born, New York-based artist Ai Weiwei dropping a 2000-year old Han Dynasty urn. Oops. No, that's the point. This exhibition catalog/monograph from Ai's first solo exhibition outside New York gives a comprehensive picture of this unconventional artist's approach to the undoing of assumptions about rare and old ceramics.
The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. Beijing 1957; lives and works in Beijing) spent the years from 1983 to 1993 in New York. During this time, he took more than 10,000 black-and-white photographs of life in the American metropolis; when he returned to China, the pictures, mostly negatives, were in his luggage.
Since 1993, Beijing-based Ai Weiwei has created a cohesive body of work in the various guises of artist, architect, curator, writer and critic. This overview, an in-depth reflection on the artist's most vibrant and celebrated projects, features works from 2004-2007--including installation projects, objects and videos.
Earth of Endless Secrets refers to Zaataris ongoing research project, unearthing and examining a wide range of documents that testify to the current cultural and political conditions of Lebanon. Zaataris artistic practice involves the study and investigation of the way these documents straddle, conflate, or confuse notions of history and memory.