Where is Production?

Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture


Author: Mary Ceruti,Sculpture Center (New York, N.Y.),Ruba Katrib

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781908966254

Category: Art

Page: 71

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Where is Production? is the first instalment of Black Dog Publishing’s series Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture that explores what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture. Each volume in the series chooses a different line of inquiry, aided by a select group of artists, curators and historians. Where is Production? is an exploration into the medium’s modes and sites of production. It questions the meaning of the word 'production’ itself, what it encompasses, and how it informs and leads sculptural practice today. With contributions by SculptureCenter members of staff - Mary Ceruti, the Executive Director and Chief Curator, and Ruba Katrib, Curator - alongside artist Carol Bove and Editor-in-chief of Artforum magazine Michelle Kuo, amongst others. Where is Production? is an insightful, thought-provoking look at contemporary sculpture, for those interested in the field and contemporary art as a whole. The SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution in Long Island City, New York, dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture.

How Does It Feel?

Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture


Author: Mary Ceruti,Ruba Katrib

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing

ISBN: 9781910433683


Page: 96

View: 512

How Does it Feel? is the third book in the series, Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture, produced in partnership with SculptureCenter, New York. This volume examines the sensory aspects of contemporary sculpture. Taking into account artists who incorporate touch, smell, and taste in their work, the various contributions investigate experiential factors that are beyond the three-dimensional. Comprising of essays, short reflections, and illustrated throughout, How Does it Feel? is a comprehensive and insightful exploration, with contributions from an international assemblage of artists, writers, art historians and curators working in the field. Following on from the first two highly successful books Where is Production? and What About Power?, this title adds further insight into the dynamic sphere of contemporary sculpture. Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture is one of many partnership series of books published by Black Dog Publishing, with others including titles with Art in General, Royal College of Art, London, and Fondazione Antonio Ratti.

What about Power?

Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture


Author: Mary Ceruti,Ruba Katrib

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781908966841

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 7435

What about Power? is the second book in our three part Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture series, which explores a range of thematics within the field of contemporary sculptural art. What about Power? draws together a range of perspectives that examine the contemporary intersections of power and sculpture. From ritual to monument, sculpture is embedded within various power dynamics, whether political, spiritual, erotic, or otherwise. Sculpture's relationship to power is distinct, as it is engaged with particular spatial and physical realms hinged on considerations of architecture and the body. The book reflects on themes of will, subjugation, desire, fetish, scale, and reflects on the way these relationships have shifted throughout time. The contributors to this publication speak to where they stand now, asking, what are the power dynamics around sculpture today? Comprising essays, short reflections and images throughout, What about Power? is a comprehensive and insightful exploration, with contributions from an international assemblage of artists, writers, art historians and curators working in the field. Contributors include: Heman Chong, Malik Gaines, Gordon Hall, Anthea Hamilton, Jumana Manna and Carissa Rodriguez.

Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists


Author: Marcia Reed,Glenn Phillips

Publisher: 2018-07-10

ISBN: 1606065734

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 3139

This stunning volume illuminates the current moment of artists’ engagement with books, revealing them as an essential medium in contemporary art. Ever innovative and predictably diverse in their physical formats, artists’ books occupy a creative space between the familiar four-cornered object and challenging works of art that effectively question every preconception of what a book can be. Many artists specialize in producing self-contained art projects in the form of books, like Ken Campbell and Susan King, or they establish small presses, like Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn’s Coracle Press or Harry and Sandra Reese’s Turkey Press. Countless others who are primarily known as sculptors, painters, or performance artists carry on a parallel practice in artists’ books, including Anselm Kiefer, Annette Messager, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Tuttle. Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists includes over one hundred important examples selected from the Getty Research Institute’s Special Collections of more than six thousand editions and unique artists’ books. This volume also presents precursors to the artist’s book, such as Joris Hoefnagel’s sixteenth-century calligraphy masterpiece; single-sheet episodes from Albrecht Dürer’s Life of Mary, designed to be either broadsides or a book; early illustrated scientific works; and avant-garde publications. Twentieth-century works reveal the impact of artists’ books on Pop Art, Fluxus, Conceptualism, feminist art, and postmodernism. The selection of books by an international range of artists who have chosen to work with texts and images on paper provokes new inquiry into the nature of art and books in contemporary culture.

Mark Dion

Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist


Author: Ruth Erickson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224079

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 8896

A comprehensive survey of American artist Mark Dion, examining three decades of his critically engaged practice interrogating our relationship with nature The first book in two decades to consider the entire oeuvre of Mark Dion (b. 1961), this volume examines thirty years of the American artist's pioneering inquiries into how we collect, interpret, and display nature. Part of a generation of artists expanding institutional critique in the 1990s, Dion adopted the methods of the archaeologist or the natural history museum, juxtaposing natural objects, taxidermy, books, and more to reorganize the natural and the manmade in poetic, witty ways. These sculptures, installations, and interventions offer novel approaches to questioning institutional power, which he sees as connected to the control and representation of nature. Generously illustrated, this publication introduces new insights and features more than seventy-five artworks. Essays address topics ranging from Dion's ecological activism to his loving critique of museums. A diverse group of contributors explores his work as a teacher, his public artworks such as Neukom Vivarium in Seattle, and his intricate curiosity cabinets installed throughout the world. They reveal how Dion's practice and formal investigations--which are rooted in history--connect to contemporary questions of disciplinary boundaries and the acquisition of knowledge in the age of the Anthropocene.

Art, Animals, and Experience

Relationships to Canines and the Natural World


Author: Elizabeth Sutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315279436

Category: Art

Page: 150

View: 2954

Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America Likes Me (1974), archaic rock paintings at Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and examples from contemporary art, this book demonstrates how artists across time and cultures employed animals to draw attention to the sensory experience of the composition and reflect upon the shared sensory awareness of the world.

Mastering Hand-Lettering

Your Practical Guide to Creating and Styling the Alphabet


Author: De Leon Mye,Mye Leon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510729414

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 2398

Creative hand lettering and calligraphy are the newest trends in arts and crafts. Many people across the US are turning to these elegant (and sometimes quirky) art forms as a way to relax and de-stress, while simultaneously nourishing their creativity through a fun new outlet. This comprehensive manual covers the spectrum of what creative letterists and calligraphists need to know, and teaches them how to add their own individual touch to letters, cards, signs, chalkboards, reports, signatures, and much more! This book includes: -An introduction to hand lettering -A glossary of terms -Lettering anatomy -Lettering tools -Composition & hierarchy -Hand lettering process -Chalkboard lettering -Lettering examples -How to draw letters -Practice pages, tutorials, & exercises Start learning how to write and letter beautifully today with Mastering Hand Lettering!

Art and the Public Sphere


Author: W. J. Thomas Mitchell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 268

View: 2252

This anthology of wide-ranging essays by leading critics and artists addresses recent controversies in American public art. Prevailing issues focus on historical, symbolic, political, legal, and cultural concerns.

Indian art, an overview


Author: Gayatri Sinha

Publisher: books catalog


Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 5617

Indian Art: An Overview is a seminal study on Indian art's entry through modernism into post-modernism. Through fifteen essays, leading tendencies in Indian art are traced from the period of the 1850s onwards. Leading critics and art historians analyze th

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands


Author: Karl S. Hele

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580048

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 3767

Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

Critical Issues in Public Art

Content, Context, and Controversy


Author: Harriet Senie

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588344347

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 6446

In this groundbreaking anthology, twenty-two artists, architects, historians, critics, curators, and philosophers explore the role of public art in creating a national identity, contending that each work can only be understood by analyzing the context in which it is commissioned, built, and received. They emphasize the historical continuum between traditional works such as Mount Rushmore, the Washington Monument, and the New York Public Library lions, in addition to contemporary memorials such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Names Project AIDS Quilt. They discuss the influence of patronage on form and content, isolate the factors that precipitate controversy, and show how public art overtly and covertly conveys civic values and national culture. Complete with an updated introduction, Critical Issues in Public Art shows how monuments, murals, memorials, and sculptures in public places are complex cultural achievements that must speak to increasingly diverse groups.

Ends and Means

An Inquiry Into the Nature of Ideals and Into the Methods Employed for Their Realization


Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412847001

Category: Progress

Page: 386

View: 6043

Oral History in the Visual Arts


Author: Matthew Partington,Linda Sandino

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857851993

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 9927

Interviews are becoming an increasingly dominant research method in art, craft, design, fashion and textile history. This groundbreaking text demonstrates how artists, writers and historians deploy interviews as creative practice, as 'history', and as a means to insights into the micro-practices of arts production and identity that contribute to questions of 'voice', authenticity, and authorship. Through a wide range of case studies from international scholars and practitioners across a variety of fields, the volume maps how oral history interviews contribute to a relational practice that is creative, rigorous and ethically grounded. Oral History in the Visual Arts is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners across the visual arts.

An Introduction to Art


Author: Charles Harrison

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300109156

Category: Art

Page: 335

View: 2328

Covering the history of art, from Paleolithic cave painting onwards, this book provides foundational guidance to the basic character and techniques of the different art forms, to the various genres of painting in the western tradition, and to the techniques of sculpture as they have been practised over several millenia and across cultures.

Nostalgia for the Modern

State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey


Author: Esra Özyürek

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822338956

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 5049

An ethnographic analysis of the ways that, during the 1990s, Turkish citizens began to express nostalgia for the secularist and nationalist foundations of the Turkish Republic.

Becoming Past

History in Contemporary Art


Author: Jane Blocker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816696987

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 3669

Is there such a thing as contemporary art history? The contemporary, after all--as much as we may want to consider it otherwise--is being made history as it happens. If there is, by what means do we examine this moving target? These questions lie at the center of Jane Blocker's Becoming Past. The important point is not whether there is--or should be--contemporary art history, Blocker argues, but how. Focusing on a significant aspect of current art practice⎯in which artists have engaged with historical subject matter, methods, and inquiry⎯Blocker asks how the creation of the artist implicates and interrogates that of the art historian. She moves from art history, to theater, to performance, to literature as she investigates a series of works, including performances by the collaborative group Goat Island, the film Deadpan by Steve McQueen, the philosophies of science fiction writer Samuel Delany and documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee, the film Amos Fortune Road by Matthew Buckingham, and sculptures by Dario Robleto. Many books have sought to understand the key directions of contemporary art. In contrast, Becoming Past is concerned with the application of art history in the pursuit of such trends. Setting the idea of temporality decisively in the realm of art, Blocker's work is crucial for artists, art historians, curators, critics, and scholars of performance and cultural studies interested in the role of history in the practice of art.


Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts


Author: Tarek Elhaik

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474403360

Category: Art

Page: 198

View: 422

From the 1990s onwards the 'ethnographic turn in contemporary art' has generated intense dialogues between anthropologists, artists and curators. While ethnography has been both generously and problematically re-appropriated by the art world, curation has seldom caught the conceptual attention of anthropologists. Based on two years of participant-observation in Mexico City, Tarek Elhaik addresses this lacuna by examining the concept-work of curatorial platforms and media artists. Taking his cue from ongoing critiques of Mexicanist aesthetics, and what Roger Bartra calls 'the post-Mexican condition', Elhaik conceptualises curation less as an exhibition-oriented practice within a national culture, than as a figure of care and an image of thought animating a complex assemblage of inter-medial practices, from experimental cinema and installations to curatorial collaborations. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze and Paul Rabinow, the book introduces the concept of the 'Incurable-Image,' an antidote to our curatorial malaise and the ethical substance for a post-social anthropology of images.

Hereditary Genius

An Inquiry Into Its Laws and Consequences


Author: Sir Francis Galton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Genius

Page: 390

View: 8636