Volume i of the two volume set dedicated to the Biennale Arte 2017 features four pages devoted to each invited artist. The exhibition is intended as an experience, an extrovert movement from the self to the other, towards a common space beyond the defined dimensions, and onwards to the idea of a potential neo-humanism.
Viva Arte Viva: 57th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale Di Venezia #ad - Starting with the pavilion of artists and books, a dialectic that involves the whole of contemporary society, beyond the artist himself, the Exhibition reveals its premise, and addresses the organisation of society and its values. A series of parallel events will animate the Exhibition, following the same curatorial premise, which is to place artists at the heart of the exhibition.
These pages include a critical essay and a statement by the artist supporting their works on display, as well as supplementary images that describe the artist’s practice. The official two volume catalog dedicated to the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the UnbelievableOther Criteria Books/Marsilio #ad - The catalog features 200 color plates, installation images and a comprehensive, illustrated list of works with texts on selected pieces. This fully illustrated catalog accompanies Damien Hirst’s born 1965 most ambitious project to date, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable. The exhibition of 189 works is now on display in Venice, across the two expansive museum spaces of the Pinault Collection: Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi.
Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable #ad - Exceptional in scale and scope, this complex project has been almost ten years in the making and tells the story of an ancient shipwreck and its recent discovery. Also included is an essay by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, who discovered the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion off the Egyptian shore in 2000
In addition are contributions from historian Simon Schama and curator Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre, as well as the exhibition’s curator, Elena Geuna.
documenta 14: DaybookPrestel #ad - Each “daily” spread is created by one of the exhibition’s artists. Exquisitely designed and produced to echo the event’s diverse excellence, the documenta 14: Daybook offers an insider’s view of one of the art world’s most inventive and powerful exhibitions. It features artwork created by the artist specifically for the book and specially commissioned texts by an impressive array of critics, historians, curators, poets, and novelists.
. Presented in the form of an artist’s daybook, this journal offers readers a panoramic view of the event through wide-ranging perspectives. Documenta 14 promises to be one of the most exciting iterations in the exhibition’s 62 year history. Follow the 163 days of documenta 14 in this stunning daily record created by the event’s artists.
Whitney Biennial 2019Whitney Museum of American Art #ad - Adam D. Weinberg, the whitney’s alice pratt brown director, notes, “The Biennial is a tradition that goes back to the institution’s historical roots while providing us with a barometer of the new. Pushing beyond what is comfortable, presenting diverse approaches to artmaking, and understanding that art can never be severed from the world at large have become the hallmarks of the Biennial.
Coming in the midst of dramatic shifts in the cultural, and political landscapes, social, this book will serve as an important resource on present-day trends in contemporary art in the United States. The 2019 biennial is curated by members of the museum’s curatorial staff Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, well-known in the contemporary art world for their track records of working with emerging artists and producing historically minded exhibitions.
Whitney Biennial 2019 #ad - The book features process images and source material from each of the Biennial participants, in addition to a commissioned text on each artist and essays by the curators on the themes of the exhibition. This highly anticipated book showcases the work and voices of an exciting selection of artists shaping the conversation about contemporary art in the United States today Since its introduction in 1932, the Whitney Biennial—the Museum’s signature exhibition—has charted new developments in contemporary art.
Lucio Fontana: On the ThresholdMetropolitan Museum of Art #ad - Archival images of environments, establishing a new approach to an artist who responded to the political, and now-destroyed pieces accompany lavish illustrations covering his production from 1930 to the late 1960s, cultural, public commissions, installations, and technological thresholds that defined the mid-20th century.
Essays by international experts address his work from both an Italian and Argentine perspective, providing numerous insights into Fontana’s expansive practice. This volume takes a fresh look at the renowned artist whose simultaneous innovations in painting, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture, as well as his spatial explorations, pushed the painterly into the sculptural and redefined the relationship between the arts.
Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold #ad - . Evaluating fontana’s interest in synthesis and moving beyond his famous slashed canvases, this book reveals Fontana to be one of the first installation artists. A fascinating reassessment of the work of one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, Lucio Fontana 1899–1968 blurred numerous boundaries in his life and art, emphasizing his Argentine background and interdisciplinary approach to both art and life A major figure of postwar European art and a binational resident of Argentina and Italy, crossing borders both literally and figuratively.
The documenta 14 ReaderPrestel #ad - Prestel. Accompanying documenta 14, this book functions as a “reader, ” evoking the various meanings associated with that term. More than sixty years later, germany to Athens, documenta 14 returns to its initial motivation by extending its base in the city of Kassel, Greece. As the current social and political trends in Europe and the world have divided people geographically and economically, this documenta returns to its roots―bringing to light another significant moment in world history.
First conceived in 1955 by arnold bode, the inaugural documenta exhibition endeavored to bring Germany back into artistic dialogue with the rest of the post-war world. Emphasizing the importance of literature, and pedagogy, storytelling, performance, it features illustrations and critical writings that address and expand upon the exhibition’s theme of economic and cultural realities in a new world.
The documenta 14 Reader #ad - This enlightening book, which takes the form of a “reader, ” brings the 2017 documenta―its fourteenth iteration―to the page.
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing ActsThe Museum of Modern Art, New York #ad - The 18 other contributions discuss individual objects or themes that persist throughout the artist’s career, including the first extensive essay on Nauman as a photographer and the first detailed treatment on the role of color in his work. Prestel. An introductory essay explores Nauman’s many acts of disappearance, withdrawal and deflection as central formal and intellectual concerns.
A narrative exhibition history traces his reception, and features a number of rare or previously unpublished images. A wide range of authors―curators, architecture and film―focus on topics that have been largely neglected, artists and historians of art, such as the architectural models that posit real or imaginary sites as models for ethical inquiry and mechanisms of control.
With a magician’s sleight of hand, nauman’s art makes disappearance visibleAt 76 years old, Bruce Nauman is widely acknowledged as a central figure in contemporary art whose stringent questioning of values such as good and bad remains urgent today. Throughout his 50-year career, he has explored how mutable experiences of time, space, sound, movement and language provide an insecure foundation for our understanding of our place in the world.
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts #ad - This richly illustrated catalog offers a comprehensive view of Nauman’s work in all mediums, spanning drawings across the decades; early fiberglass sculptures; sound environments; architecturally scaled, participatory constructions; rhythmically blinking neons; and the most recent 3D video that harks back to one of his earliest performances.
Owens, LauraWhitney Museum of American Art #ad - A rich trove of more than a thousand images, source material, exhibition announcements, includes personal correspondence, clippings, handwritten notes, journals, drawn from the artist’s personal archive and largely unpublished before now, academic transcripts, and installation photographs. A richly illustrated, expansive mid-career survey of the stand-out American artist’s pioneering and influential work Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art that travels to Dallas and Los Angeles, this book on the work of Laura Owens b.
Each book includes a specially designed set of stickers that readers can use to customize their own cover. Prestel. 1970 features an incisive introduction by scott rothkopf, and short commentaries on a variety of subjects related to the artist’s broad interests, literary texts, critical essays, which range from folk art and needlework to comics and wallpaper.
Owens, Laura #ad - Together, all of these elements provide a rare and intimate look at how an artist might make her way in the world as well as how art gets made, movements take hold, and relationships evolve over time. Reflections by more than twenty of owens’s fellow artists, family members, collaborators, dealers, assistants, and friends offer an array of perspectives on her work at different periods in her life, beginning with her high school years in Ohio and ending with her current exhibition.
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another DayGregory R. Miller & Co. #ad - America’s representative at the 2017 venice biennale, titled tomorrow is another Day, Bradford has radically renewed abstract artMark Bradford’s exhibition for the US Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, is born out of the artist’s longtime commitment to the inherently social nature of the material world.
The book also includes significant new texts from curator Katy Siegel and art historian Sarah Lewis, as well as a revealing interview with Bradford, offering a new understanding of the work of one of today’s most influential contemporary artists. Mark bradford was born in 1961 in Los Angeles, where he lives and works.
Prestel. Finding materials for his paintings in the hair salon, Home Depot and the streets of Los Angeles, Bradford renews the traditions of abstract painting, demonstrating that freedom from socially prescribed representation is profoundly meaningful in the hands of a black artist. Best known for his large-scale abstract paintings that examine the class-, race- and gender-based economies that structure urban society in the United States, Bradford’s richly layered and collaged canvases represent a connection to the social world through materials.
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day #ad - For bradford, abstraction is not opposed to content; it embodies it. Mark bradford: tomorrow is another day is not only a catalog for Bradford’s pavilion project; it is a different kind of book, a substantial publication that blends the biographical with the historical and political. Du bois and zadie smith―narrate a series of interwoven stories about Reconstruction, civil rights and the vulnerable body in urban space, fleshed out with vivid archival photographs and documents.
Whitney Biennial 2017Whitney Museum of American Art #ad - This handsome book features texts and images representing the Biennial participants, sculpture, photography, film, artists who work in a variety of media including painting, and performance, as well as essays by the two curators and contributions by the advisors. Yale university press academic. As a record of the artists and ideas presented in this important survey exhibition, this catalogue serves as an essential resource on current trends in contemporary art in the United States.
Lew and Mia Locks. The first to be held in the whitney’s critically acclaimed new building in Manhattan’s meatpacking district, the 2017 Biennial is curated by Christopher Y. Always highly anticipated and beautifully packaged, this book is an essential record of the current trends in contemporary art in America Since its introduction by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Whitney Biennial has charted new developments in art and brought emerging artists to light.
Whitney Biennial 2017 #ad - With a history of exhibiting work by the most promising and influential artists and provoking debate, the Biennial—the Museum’s signature exhibition—is the longest running survey of American art. Lew and locks are working in collaboration with a small group of advisors, including Scott Rothkopf, Negar Azimi, Aily Nash, Gean Moreno, and Wendy Yao.
Prestel. For more information on the 2017 Whitney Biennial and its participating artists, visit www. Whitney.
Alex Katz: Revised and Expanded EditionPhaidon Press #ad - Yale university press academic. Prestel. Phaidon Press. Featuring more than 300 gorgeous reproductions of key works, sculptures, Alex Katz devotes ample space to the artist’s lush portraits while also including his landscapes, and painted books. Rounding out the book’s content are writings from the artist himself; contributions from Robert Storr, Iwona Blazwick, Carter Ratcliff; and a new essay by Barry Schwabsky.
Renowned for his vivid, larger‐than‐life portraits, Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting. His work can be found in institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, LACMA, MoMA, and the National Portrait Gallery. The revised and expanded edition of Phaidon’s landmark survey is the most up‐to‐date overview of Katz’s prolific 50‐year career.