Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Author: Juliet Bingham

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781849764650

Category: Art and design

Page: 224

View: 9438

Celebrating five decades of work, this book traces a line from Ilya Kabakov's early paintings, drawings, albums and installations to the collaborative projects made with his wife Emilia following his emigration to the West in 1987. Exploring the themes of failed utopia and political disillusionment, as well as fantasies of escape and transcendence, this publication includes texts from leading art historians that contextualise the artists' practice along with the artists' own writings providing insight into a career exemplified by innovation and originality. This beautiful book introduces newcomers to these important artists, while also serving as a key reference for those already familiar with their work.

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

The Utopian Projects


Author: Ilya Kabakov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783735604620

Category: Artists' preparatory studies

Page: 124

View: 6748

Acclaimed Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been working collaboratively for nearly 30 years.Although built with unbridled imagination and optimism, their installation-based works are directly inspired by the life of a regular citizen under the totalitarian government, the dangers and illusions of utopia, the desire to escape from oppression of Soviet state, limitations of everyday life into dreams and fantasies.Spanning the years between 1985 and the present day, the exhibition The Utopian Projects in the Hirshhorn Museum features more than 20 of the Kabakovs' maquettes and whimsical models. This new publication gives insight into the ideas and realization of the Utopian Projects.Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (7 September 2017 - 29 April 2018).

Ilya Kabakov

the man who flew into space from his apartment


Author: Boris Groĭs

Publisher: Afterall Books


Category: Art

Page: 43

View: 9046

An illustrated study of one of Ilya Kabakov's most fantastic installations.

The World Goes On


Author: László Krasznahorkai

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811224201

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3905

A magnificent new collection of stories by “the contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse” (Susan Sontag) In The World Goes On, a narrator first speaks directly, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, and then bids farewell (“for here I would leave this earth and these stars, because I would take nothing with me”). As László Krasznahoraki himself explains: “Each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, speeding our body toward annihilation, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative…” A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai. A traveler, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water. A child laborer in a Portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils. The World Goes On is another amazing masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. “The excitement of his writing,” Adam Thirwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, “is that he has come up with this own original forms—there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature.”

Artists in Love

From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude, a Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships


Author: Veronica Kavass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1599621134

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 8655

A visual tour of some of the art world's most provocative romances offers insight into how the ups and downs of their relationships influenced their work, providing coverage of such couples as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner and Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

Archive Fever

A Freudian Impression


Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226143675

Category: Philosophy

Page: 113

View: 7741

In Archive Fever, Jacques Derrida deftly guides us through an extended meditation on remembrance, religion, time, and technology—fruitfully occasioned by a deconstructive analysis of the notion of archiving. Intrigued by the evocative relationship between technologies of inscription and psychic processes, Derrida offers for the first time a major statement on the pervasive impact of electronic media, particularly e-mail, which threaten to transform the entire public and private space of humanity. Plying this rich material with characteristic virtuosity, Derrida constructs a synergistic reading of archives and archiving, both provocative and compelling. "Judaic mythos, Freudian psychoanalysis, and e-mail all get fused into another staggeringly dense, brilliant slab of scholarship and suggestion."—The Guardian "[Derrida] convincingly argues that, although the archive is a public entity, it nevertheless is the repository of the private and personal, including even intimate details."—Choice "Beautifully written and clear."—Jeremy Barris, Philosophy in Review "Translator Prenowitz has managed valiantly to bring into English a difficult but inspiring text that relies on Greek, German, and their translations into French."—Library Journal

Cultivating Citizens

The Regional Work of Art in the New Deal Era


Author: Lauren Kroiz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520286561

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 869

"Cultivating Citizens rethinks the aesthetics and politics of regionalism in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. During this period, painters Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry formed a loose alliance as American Regionalists. Some lauded their depictions of the rural landscape and hardworking inhabitants of America's midwestern heartland. Others deemed Regionalist painting dangerous, regarding its easily understood realism as a vehicle for jingoism, chauvinism, and even fascism. Cultivating Citizens shifts the terms of this ongoing debate over subject matter and style by considering heretofore neglected Regionalist programs of art education and concepts of artistic labor."--Provided by publisher.

An alternative history of art

Rosenthal, Kabakov, Spivak


Author: Ilya Kabakov,Ilʹi︠a︡ Iosifovich Kabakov,Emilia Kabakov,Thomas Kellein,Björn Egging

Publisher: Cleveland Center for


Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 3632

Counterfactual history is the subject of this catalogue from Ilya Kabakov, a leading figure in installation art and arguably the most important living Russian artist, who often collaborates with his wife, Emilia. Here, through the artwork of three fictitious Russians, including one named Ilya Kabakov, the artist imagines an alternative outcome to the Soviet experiment, one that embraces the populist spirit and idealized subjects of socialist realism and the utopian symbolism of abstraction. In the exhibition The Teacher and the Student: Charles Rosenthal and Ilya Kabakov," two imaginary characters confront art historical and museological tropes: the model of the provincial artist; the nature of the museum retrospective; and the epoch of the avant garde. The catalogue function wryly as history lesson, morality tale, social critique and personal homage for an artist who has witnessed the failed utopian experiment of the Soviet Union, both as citizens and emigres.

Critical Vehicles

Writings, Projects, Interviews


Author: Krzysztof Wodiczko

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262731225

Category: Art

Page: 227

View: 4018

Krzysztof: "Now we have the option of combining the part for bottles and cans with the sleeping part below. What [Victor] is saying is that it doesn't have to be the entire length of the body because you can sleep with legs bent. So that means it could be shorter, and then all the storage area could be above and closed with a plastic seal." Oscar: "Right, not only is there protection from the wind, but it's theft-proof . . . you've got to think about when you're underneath, and somebody attacks you." —Conversations about a Project for a Homeless Vehicle Krzysztof Wodiczko, one of the most original avant-garde artists of our time, is perhaps best known for the politically charged images he has projected onto buildings and monuments from New York to Warsaw—images of rockets projected onto triumphal arches, the image of handcuffed wrists projected onto a courthouse facade, images of homeless people in bandages and wheelchairs projected onto statues in a park from which they had been evicted. In projects such as the "Homeless Vehicle," which he designed through discussions with homeless people, Wodiczko has helped to make public space a place where marginalized people can speak, establish their presence, and assert their rights. Critical Vehicles is the first book in English to collect Wodiczko's own writings on his projects. Wodiczko has stated that his principal artistic concern is the displacement of traditional notions of community and identity in the face of rapidly expanding technologies and cultural miscommunication. In these writings he addresses such issues as urbanism, homelessness, immigration, alienation, and the plight of refugees. Fusing wit and sophisticated political insight, he offers the artistic means to help heal the damages of uprootedness and other contemporary troubles.


Boom for Real


Author: Dieter Buchhart,Eleanor Nairne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791356365


Page: 280

View: 5782

Focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat's extraordinary breadth of influences, from graffiti to bebop jazz to Hollywood cinema, this exciting new survey charts his ground-breaking career. Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO(c). He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, this book opens with introductory essays from the curators, which place his practice in a wider art historical context and look at his career through the lens of performance. Six thematic chapters offer new research, with essays from poet Christian Campbell on SAMO(c); curator Carlo McCormick on New York / New Wave; writer Glenn O'Brien on the downtown scene; academic Jordana Moore Saggese on Basquiat's relationship to film and television; and music scholar Francesco Martinelli on Basquiat's obsession with jazz. This insightful new survey also features extended captions, rare archival material, and extensive photography, demonstrating how Basquiat's legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today.

Wim Wenders

Instant Stories


Author: Wim Wender

Publisher: Schirmer Mosel

ISBN: 9783829608299


Page: 320

View: 1524

Globetrotting filmmaker Wim Wenders always takes his old panorama camera with him, using it whenever the sheer wealth of what he sees and the impression it leaves on him breaks the normal scale of things. Infinite landscapes, endless horizons, deserts, and mountain ranges overwhelm by their emptiness and silence, street fronts in Havana, Houston, Berlin, or Jerusalem offer deep insights into the shallows of civilization. Wenders' photographs are pictures of a world almost devoid of humans, a natural or man-made world viewed from a distance. They shed light on the many guises the surface of the earth dons and attest to Wenders' contemplative and amazed gaze. This gaze, of course, didn't stop at September 11 and delivered haunting photos of Ground Zero taken shortly after the attack. With poetic comments by the artist on all the pictures, the book is both a portrait of the world as encountered by the photographer and a portrait of the photographer as reflected in his vision of the world.

Think Like an Artist

and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life


Author: Will Gompertz

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129564

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 9908

From international bestselling author Will Gompertz, Think Like an Artist is a guide to increasing creativity and productivity with help from some of the greatest artists throughout history. How do artists think? Where does their creativity originate? How can we, too, learn to be more creative? BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz seeks answers to these questions in his exuberant, intelligent, witty, and thought-provoking style. Think Like an Artist identifies 10 key lessons on creativity from artists that range from Caravaggio to Warhol, Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei, and profiles leading contemporary figures in the arts who are putting these skills to use today. After getting up close and personal with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers, Gompertz has discovered traits that are common to them all. He outlines basic practices and processes that allow your talents to flourish and enable you to embrace your inner Picasso—no matter what you do for a living. With wisdom, inspiration, and advice from an author named one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world by Creativity magazine, Think Like an Artist is an illuminating view into the habits that make people successful. It’s time to get inspired and think like an artist! Includes a full-color pull-out insert featuring works of art discuessed.

Samizdat, Tamizdat, and Beyond

Transnational Media During and After Socialism


Author: Friederike Kind-Kovács,Jessie Labov

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857455869

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 2667

In many ways what is identified today as "cultural globalization" in Eastern Europe has its roots in the Cold War phenomena of samizdat ("do-it-yourself" underground publishing) and tamizdat (publishing abroad). This volume offers a new understanding of how information flowed between East and West during the Cold War, as well as the much broader circulation of cultural products instigated and sustained by these practices. By expanding the definitions of samizdat and tamizdat from explicitly political print publications to include other forms and genres, this volume investigates the wider cultural sphere of alternative and semi-official texts, broadcast media, reproductions of visual art and music, and, in the post-1989 period, new media. The underground circulation of uncensored texts in the Cold War era serves as a useful foundation for comparison when looking at current examples of censorship, independent media, and the use of new media in countries like China, Iran, and the former Yugoslavia.

A Black Fox Running


Author: Brian Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140889615X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8840

A beautiful lost classic of nature writing which sits alongside Tarka the Otter, Watership Down, War Horse and The Story of a Red Deer This is the story of Wulfgar, the dark-furred fox of Dartmoor, and of his nemesis, Scoble the trapper, in the seasons leading up to the pitiless winter of 1947. As breathtaking in its descriptions of the natural world as it is perceptive its portrayal of damaged humanity, it is both a portrait of place and a gripping story of survival. Uniquely straddling the worlds of animals and men, Brian Carter's A Black Fox Running is a masterpiece: lyrical, unforgiving and unforgettable.

Soutines Portraits

Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys


Author: Karen Serres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911300212


Page: 144

View: 8246

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) produced some of the most powerful and expressive portraits of modern times. His ability to capture in paint the character, humanity and emotion of his sitters is the hallmark of Soutine's greatest work. The major exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London, focuses upon one of his most important series of portraits; his paintings of cooks, waiters and bellboys who sat for him in Paris and the South of France during the 1920s. These works helped to establish Soutine's reputation as a major avant-garde painter, seen by many as the twentieth centuryheir to van Gogh. This will be the fi rst time that this outstanding group of masterpieces has ever been brought together and it will be the fi rst exhibition of Soutine's work in London for over thirty year.00Exhibition: The Courtauld Gallery, London, United Kingdom (19.10.2017 - 21.01.2018).

The Non-Objective World

The Manifesto of Suprematism


Author: Kasimir Malevich

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486429748

Category: Art

Page: 102

View: 2268

An established Russian painter in the early twentieth century, Kasimir Malevich became one of the most important pioneers of geometric abstract art. First published in 1926, "The Non-Objective World defined the artist's radical, non-objective style, which he referred to as Suprematism--a mode of expression in which emotion dominated all other artistic considerations. Among Malevich's many innovative works included in the text are the famous 1913 painting of "Black Square on White and "White on White (1918). One of the twentieth century's most profound statements of aesthetic theory, this book is stimulating and necessary reading for artists, students, and patrons of the fine arts. 92 black-and-white illustrations.