Prints, books and multiples have long played a vital role in the vanguard of European contemporary art. From London to Moscow, artists have expanded the scope of their creative vision--and expanded their audiences--through striking and inventive uses of the printing press, the silkscreen and now electronic media. Beginning with the explosion of mass production techniques in the early 1960s and continuing with innovative projects by young artists working today, this comprehensive catalogue identifies significant developments in printed art over the past 45 years, offering the first fully synthesized analysis of this fertile period in European printmaking.
In this handsome book, the Dallas Museum of Art celebrates three remarkable private collections of contemporary art that were donated in 2005, presenting them in context with masterworks already owned by the museum. Featuring over two hundred works, many previously unpublished, by such major artists as Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Vija Celmins, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Naumann, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Richard Tuttle, and many others, this volume provides a stunning visual history of the critical art movements that have shaped--and continue to shape--contemporary art since the 1940s.
Fast Forward : Media Art Arruda, Buddensieg, etc.
Hatje Cantz Verlag
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A superb selection of media artworks and commentary, including videos, video installations and films by Matthew Barney, Olaf Breuning, Tracey Emin, Fischli & Weiss, Rodney Graham, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, Mike Kelley, Sharon Lockhart, Sarah Morris, Raymond Pettibon, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, Ann-Sofi Sidan, Diana Thater and others.
Fiona Tan : Correction Bonami &Rodrigues Widholm
Museum of Contemporary Art Ch
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Artist Fiona Tan works somewhere in between the still photograph and the moving picture. In her "moving photographs," the before and after of the captured image is revealed; that which lies outside the frame crawls in. Correction, her latest project and the first to be made in the United States, includes several hundred filmed portraits of prisoners and prison guards, a multitude of citizens whom society seemingly prefers to lock away and keep out of sight.
The last decade of the Cold War era left a legacy greater than legwarmers. Flashback takes a close and critical look at what many see as the decade of painting. Or the decade of the art-market boom. Or as Cindy Sherman once called it, the decade of media criticism. Is it any wonder that what emerges from the diversity of artistic approaches in Flashback is an extraordinarily heterogeneous time, and that in the end the book raises the question of whether it is even appropriate to view art of the 1980s as a category apart? Flashback includes works from some 30 artists, including Francesco Clemente, Robert Gober, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman.
Fletcher Benton first received international recognition in his career as a kinetic artist bringing motion to his pieces with battery-powered motors. An active and innovative participant of the kinetic art movement that had evolved in the early part of the twentieth century out of Constructivism with Alexander Calder's mobile and the work of Jean Tinguely, Benton's contribution was that he was considered the colourist of the movement. For thirty years Benton would set circles, triangles and parallelograms of solid colours to motion creating kaleidoscopic effects with his moving sculptures. As author Diane Ghirado points out in her essay, 'Benton's works fusing color, form, and time, implying change in a compelling resolution that appears deceptively simple he has achieved a truly sophisticated development of time and color change studies.'
Fletcher Benton is well known for his large metal sculptures, many of which seem to defy gravity in their precariously balanced forms. David Finn's detail photographs of these works reveal the distinct personality of each. They unfold, curve, create angles and spaces to create dynamic sculptural forms.
Nearly 200 color plates beautifully combine with informative essays to spotlight the cleverness and ingenuity of this phase of Fletcher Benton's work This striking volume starts at the beginning, when Benton first received international attention in his career as a kinetic artist bringing motion to his pieces with battery-powered motors
The definitive monograph, collecting twenty years of work by two iconoclastic and subversive contemporary British artists. Jake and Dinos Chapman's work has come to define the spirit and impact of a generation of contemporary artists we know as the YBAs. Taking many forms across many mediums, from major installations to miniature sculpture, from etchings and drawings to films and performances, their work together and individually examines contemporary politics and morality with characteristic irreverence and profoundly caustic humor.