Edited by Maurice Berger. Introduction by Barbara Buhler-Lynes. Conversations with Alexander Alberro, Maxwell Anderson, George Baker, Stefano Basilico, Jonathan Binstock, Dan Cameron, Donna de Salvo and Olu Oguibe.
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 234 pgs. | 5/15/2005 | Awaiting stock ISBN 9781890761073 | $14.95
Edited by Maurice Berger. Contributions by Robert Rosenblum, Michelle Wallace, Maxwell Anderson, Catherine Lord, Jonathan Weinberg, Olu Oguibe, Michael Leja, Dan Cameron, Yvonne Rainer, Donna deSalvo, Simon Leung, Chrissie Iles, Jennifer Gonzalez, Wendy Ewald, Kellie Jones, David Ross, and Jerry Saltz.
Paperback, 9 x 6 in. / 150 pgs. | 7/2/2003 | In stock ISBN 9781890761059 | $14.95
Published by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Edited by Jens Hoffmann. Text by Jens Hoffmann, Maurice Berger, Mirjana Blankenship, Elyse Mallouk.
Marking the 125th anniversary of the publication of Twain’s classic novel, Huckleberry Finn is the final volume in CCA Wattis’ trilogy of exhibitions that take canonical American novels as departure points for examinations by artists of key themes in American culture. Huckleberry Finn is easily among the most important and best-loved works of American literature, but it still tops the banned book list in America, revealing that its tackling of intolerance, racism and struggles for equality remain all too relevant to our society. Here, Twain’s exploration of racial tension is extended in works by Edgar Arceneaux, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Romare Bearden, Claude Clark, Jamal Cyrus, Emory Douglas, Ellen Gallagher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, David Hammons, Dorothea Lange, Henry Lewis, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Nast, Kirsten Pieroth, Horace Pippin, Betye Saar, Yinka Shonibare, Alec Soth, William Desmond Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol and others.
PUBLISHER CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 108 pgs / 39 color / 5 bw / 13 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 4/30/2011 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 59
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Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. By Maurice Berger.
Through five photographic styles—commercial product shot, scientific photo, portrait and epic narrative—New York artist Dana Hoey documents a world of primitive living conditions, under five different weather conditions: ash, freeze, thaw, flood and drought. Instruments of survival, such as the flashlight and the compass, populate these extreme situations.
Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Text by Maurice Berger.
This volume is the first to examine the portrait photographs of this esteemed husband-and-wife team. The artists' portraits--like their radical landscapes and city-scenes--are powerfully evocative, boldly subverting our expectations of the discipline of portraiture: Rather than capturing the visual essence of a sitter, they reveal identity to be multifarious, transitive and culturally and historically bound. They capture their subjects in ways that transform, enhance and accentuate social and cultural meaning, doing so with the full complicity and respect of the people they photograph. Robbins and Becher spend weeks living with each community they document. They immerse themselves in the stories of its citizens and history, interviewing residents, participating in their customs, photographing them at work, play and home. Most important, they allow their subjects to represent themselves--not only as they would like to been seen, but in ways that illuminate their complex humanity.
Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture/Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Edited and with an introduction by Maurice Berger. Foreword by Barbara Buhler Lynes.
In his introduction to The 1980s: An Internet Conference, moderator Maurice Berger writes, "As Fredric Jameson reminds us in his essay "Periodizing the 1960s," decades are never neat, clearly defined episodes. Their boundaries are porous, their roots long, their implications far-reaching, their stories, a jumble of events that historical orthodoxy all too easily erases, overestimates, or devalues. For the purposes of this conference, then, "The 1980s" serves as an historical hook--a convenient means for focusing on a constellation of events, sensibilities, cultural objects, methodologies, and social movements that took form in the United States in the era roughly between the late-1970s and early-1990s." Contributors include Alexander Alberro, Max Becher, Dan Cameron, Mary Kelly, Wayne Koestenbaum, David A. Ross, Irving Sandler, Carolee Schneemann, Carol Squiers, Oliver Wasow, Linda Yablonsky and others.
Published by Aperture. Essays by Maurice Berger and Lucy Lippard.
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher draw on a rich visual vocabulary gleaned as much from travel brochures, postcards and National Geographic as from the photography of Walker Evans, Edward Curtis and Stephen Shore. Their work, a somewhat surreal nonfiction, uses documentary images to examine contradictions of place and cultural identity: that is, when Germans tie on Native American headdresses and Midwesterners parade in Bavarian costumes, Robbins and Becher are there. In their own words, "The primary focus of our work is what we call the transportation of place--situations in which one limited or isolated place strongly resembles another distant one. Everywhere, not only in the new world, such situations are accumulating and accepted as genuine locales. Traditional notions of place, in which culture and geographic location neatly coincide, are being challenged by legacies of slavery, colonialism, holocaust, immigration, tourism and mass-communication. Whether the subject is Germany in Africa, Germans dressing as Native Americans, American towns dressed as Germany, New York in Las Vegas, New York in Cuba or Cuba in exile, our interest tends to be a place out of place with its various causes and consequences." Their work posits vital questions for a globalized world and for photography.
Published by Gorney Bravin + Lee/Brooklyn Museum. Edited by Sheri Pasquarella. Essay by Maurice Berger. Foreword by Arnold Lehman and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Alexis Rockman's Manifest Destiny translates into haunting yet inspiring simplicity the environmental crisis of global warming. In conjunction with the opening of the Brooklyn Museum's new entrance pavilion in April 2004, the distinguished American artist Rockman (born 1962) was commissioned to paint a visionary 8-by-24-foot mural about the distant future boroughs. Rockman's project suggests what geological, botanical and zoological changes might transpire in the ecosystem of the area thousands or even millions of years ahead. Believing that the past provides clues to the future, Rockman drew from the museum's historical paintings collection for source material, including such works as Albert Bierstadt's A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie (1866), a monumental Hudson River School landscape. The artist is also not without humor--humans may have drowned Brooklyn, but the world survives, and here and there, life's indomitable spirit prevails. On top of a floating oil drum, its antennae rapt with attention, is that ineradicable symbol of eternity--the cockroach. This book looks at preliminary drawings and research by the artist for Manifest Destiny and contains a full-color foldout image of the mural.
PUBLISHER GORNEY BRAVIN + LEE/BROOKLYN MUSEUM
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 32 pgs / 26 color / 11 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 6/15/2005 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2005 p. 156
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Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture/Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Edited by Maurice Berger. Introduction by Barbara Buhler-Lynes. Conversations with Alexander Alberro, Maxwell Anderson, George Baker, Stefano Basilico, Jonathan Binstock, Dan Cameron, Donna de Salvo and Olu Oguibe.
What is the future of the art museum? Should artists and critics have greater say in museum programming? What role can new museum technologies play in the future of the art museum? How should art museums address and correct past histories of prejudice and exclusion? Are art museums doomed to extinction? These pertinent questions and others are asked, discussed and sometimes even answered in Museums of Tomorrow--documentation of a two-week online conference on the role and future of art museums. Thirty scholars, artists, museum directors and curators participated in the discussion which was moderated by curator and essayist Maurice Berger for the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's Research Center Website.
Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Edited by Eckhard Schneider. Essays by Maurice Berger, Sherman Kent, Thomas Blanton and Eckhard Schneider. Poetry by Henri Cole.
The politics of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is the subject of Truth Before Power, Jenny Holzer's recent Kunsthaus Bregenz project. The complicated dialectic of decision-making and public debate, as it has unfolded through the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush, is explored in texts devoted to such issues as the international trade in arms and oil, the war on terrorism, 9/11, the FBI and CIA, and Congress's oversight of the intelligence community. For the most part, the installation's text has been taken verbatim from U.S. government documents--many of which were classified at the time they were written. Under the landmark Freedom of Information Act passed in 1966, all are now public record, though some remain heavily redacted. This illustrated catalogue includes selections from declassified U.S. government documents, Henri Cole's poem To the Forty-third President, and highlights from Holzer's own writing. Color photographs document Holzer's installations at the Kunsthaus and the Johanniterkirche in Feldkirch, and the eight xenon light projections staged in Vorarlberg.
Published by Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC. Edited by Maurice Berger Essays by Maurice Berger, David Roediger and Patricia Williams.
Over the past 20 years, the cultural and scholarly discourse around race has exploded to include the study of whiteness and white privilege, representing a radical shift in the way we think and talk about race in the United States. Since the advent of the modern civil rights movement, people of color have usually been responsible for leading the debate and discussion about race and racism, forced to evaluate the status of their race in relation to the prejudice they experience every day--while most white people, even the most liberal, are usually oblivious to the psychological and political weight of their own color. The study of whiteness asks all Americans--and especially white people--to take stock of the political, psychological, economic and cultural implication of white skin, white entitlement and white privilege. White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, the first exhibition and book devoted to the subject, gives voice to 11 artists who explicitly address the issue of whiteness: Max Becher and Andrea Robbin, Nayland Blake, Nancy Burson, Wendy Ewald and Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Barbara Kruger, Nikki S. Lee, Cindy Sherman and Gary Simmons. David R. Roediger, Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota, contributes an essay on whiteness in the culture at large, and Patricia J. Williams, Professor of Law at Columbia University, writes about the social and legal implications of whiteness. Curator Maurice Berger, author of White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness, provides an introductory text on whiteness and art as well as individual artist essays.
Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture/Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Edited by Maurice Berger. Contributions by Robert Rosenblum, Michelle Wallace, Maxwell Anderson, Catherine Lord, Jonathan Weinberg, Olu Oguibe, Michael Leja, Dan Cameron, Yvonne Rainer, Donna deSalvo, Simon Leung, Chrissie Iles, Jennifer Gonzalez, Wendy Ewald, Kellie Jones, David Ross, and Jerry Saltz.
What is Postmodernism, and is it a useful concept for understanding American art and visual culture of the past 40 years? When and to what extent did Modernism wane as a phenomenon in American art? How have the various liberation movements, from civil rights to feminism, influenced American art and culture and contributed to the rejections of the Modernist ethos? How has globalism changed American art and culture? How have the new technologies of the past 50 years--television, personal computers, the Internet--altered the nature of progressive art in the United States? Are any of these changes intrinsically Postmodern? These issues and more were debated during the two-week online conference The Modern/Postmodern Dialectic: American Art and Culture, 1965-2000, held on the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum website during Octobert 2001. Postmodernism: A Virtual Discussion gathers the edited proceedings, with contributions from an international group of scholars, artists and curators, including Dan Cameron, Donna DeSalvo, Wendy Ewald, Chrissie Iles, Catherine Lord, Olu Oguibe, Yvonne Rainer and Robert Rosenblum.
Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Edited by John Alan Farmer and Antonia Gardner. Essays by Maurice Berger, Jennifer Gonzalez.
If social justice is Fred Wilson's subject, the museum is his medium. By placing meticulously rendered objects in environments that carefully recreate the details of a museum setting, down to their wall colors, lighting, display cases and wall labels, Wilson incisively explores the question of how the museum consciously and unconsciously perpetuates racist beliefs and behavior. From Egyptian and classical Greek and Roman sculpture to African-American memorabilia, from the primativist painting of Picasso to the uniforms worn by often black museum guards, Wilson's provocative juxtapositions speak to a complex history of museological omission, manipulation and oversight. This book marks the artist's first mid-career survey.
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and The Studio Museum, Harlem. Essays by Thelma Golden, Maurice Berger. Interview by Franklin Sirmans.
From his child-sized Klan robes and rows of empty gilded sneakers to his recent photographs of uninhabited pedagogical spaces, Gary Simmons's work contains and invokes an absence as palpable and fraught with meaning as any presence. His best known work, expansive erasure drawings containing imagery addressing issues pertaining to race, pedagogy and culture, are sketched on blackboards and walls and then rubbed and smudged by the artist's own hands. A widely acclaimed young artist who came to prominence in the late 80s, Simmons's work in drawing and sculpture deals extensively with black identity and with imagery inspired by American popular culture, from cartoons to vernacular architecture. This catalogue, the artist's first, focuses on work produced since the mid-1990s.
Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Edited by Maurice Berger.
This book traces the evolution of the style and thinking of Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Robert Morris, Adrian Piper and Yvonne Rainer--five artists who explore the complex relationship between form, theatricality and ideology. Minimal Politics demonstrates how their work evolved from a more minimal, formal aesthetic in the 1960s to a more overtly ideological perspective.
Published by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Artwork by Barbara Kruger. Edited by Maurice Berger.
Ciphers of Identity includes work by Thomas Allen Harris, Barbara Kruger, Elaine Reichek, Yvonne Rainer and Mark Rappaport. Maurice Berger's careful essay explores the politically charged climate of America in the 1990s.