Artwork by Valie Export, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ion Grigorescu, Lynn Hershman, Elke Krystufek, Friedl Kubelka, Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin, Zoe Leonard, Adrian Piper. Photographs by Cindy Sherman. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser, Pierre Huyghe. Text by Ruth Noack, Yvonne Volkart, Dietrich Karner.
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 260 pgs / 165 color / 120 bw. | 2/2/2002 | Not available ISBN 9783883755106 | $50.00
In the paintings and installations of Chinese artist Duan Jianyu (born 1972), jungle animals mingle with Chinese peasants, acrobats perform alongside uniformed soldiers, and chickens peck and scratch in unlikely settings. Painting in a deliberately naïve style, Duan suffuses her fantastic tableaux with a mood of banality that only deepens their mysteriousness.
Published by Valiz. Text by Ruth Noack, Job Wouters.
Over the past 15 years, Dutch painter Gijs Frieling (born 1966) has made murals, small paintings, embroideries and objects, inspired by folk art and Christian iconography. “My work is an attempt to present the development of painting as an entity in which the differences between fine art, folk art, religious painting, ‘high art' and the avant garde are merely contextual,” he declares; Vernacular Painting argues his case superbly.
Published by Blue Kingfisher. Edited by Pi Li. Text by Pauline J. Yao, Chris Dercon, Ken Lum, Ruth Noack.
Accompanying the sixth annual Contemporary Chinese Art Awards exhibition, this catalogue offers images and texts on works by Liu Wei (outstanding artist), Tseng Yu-Chin (outstanding young artist) and Ai Weiwei (lifetime contribution). It is bundled with a monograph by Pauline J. Yao, recipient of the CCAA award for independent art criticism.
Published by Blue Kingfisher. Text by Peter Pakesch, Nataline Colonnello, Ruth Noack, Ai Wei Wei.
Xie Nanxing is one of the most important contemporary Chinese painters working today. The first half of this catalogue covers his activities over the last three years, such as his large-scale paintings of veiled torture scenes. The second half is a reprint of the monograph Xie Nanxing Paintings: 1992-2004.
Published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg. Essays by Yvana Enzler, Birgit Joos and Ruth Noack.
Danica Dakic's Role-taking, Role-making takes on the Academic tradition of "gypsy" subjects, by posing modern gypsies in video, film and photography, and all the while examines the interfaces between documentation and staging.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by Valie Export, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ion Grigorescu, Lynn Hershman, Elke Krystufek, Friedl Kubelka, Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin, Zoe Leonard, Adrian Piper. Photographs by Cindy Sherman. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser, Pierre Huyghe. Text by Ruth Noack, Yvonne Volkart, Dietrich Karner.
To be able to take one's self off like a jacket and put on another self--who hasn't occasionally wished it were possible? Identity and transformation are among the central issues for contemporary art making, and Double Life pulls together a diverse selection of artists whose work embraces the possibilities of personality and appearance, racial and sexual stereotype, role-playing and reality. The artists in Double Life--from Marina Abramovic, Adrian Piper, and Andy Warhol to Ion Grigorescu, Eleanor Antin, Pierre Huyghe and Cindy Sherman--have all employed various strategies in their desire to assume different roles. Whether ironic, eccentric, utopian or critical, their methods have ranged from the subtle to the extreme. Zoe Leonard's pin-up calendar is filled with sexy portraits of her bearded self. Early black-and-white photographs by Cindy Sherman show the artist casually dressed as a random sampling of everyday people. Pierre Huyghe's Ann Lee is an anime extra, a digital character completely lacking any discernible identity. But artist Lynn Hershman perhaps best articulates the issue when she writes, "I always told the truth for the person who I was, but the person kept fluctuating."
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 260 pgs / 165 color / 120 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/2002 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883755106SDNR30 List Price: $50.00 CDN $60.00