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Alma Ruiz

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGS

The Experimental Exercise Of Freedom

Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 264 pgs / 110 color | 1/2/2000 | Not available
ISBN 9780914357643 | $34.95



Damián Ortega: The Beetle and Other Works

Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 150 color / 50 bw. | 2/1/2006 | Not available
ISBN 9780974983134 | $39.95



Poetics of the Handmade

Flexi, 7 x 9.75 in. / 112 pgs / 80 color. | 4/22/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9781933751009 | $35.00



Poetics of the HandmadePoetics of the Handmade

Published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Text by Alma Ruiz, Henri Focillion, Maria Hummel, Cara Baldwin, Dianna Marisol Santillano, Elena Shtromberg.

While many of their contemporaries seem to be working in the post-studio vein with collaborators producing their work, the Latin American contemporary artists in Poetics of the Handmade explore the close relationship that exists between a person and his/her craft. Making use of common objects to create a sense of familiarity for the viewer, these artists' interest in transformation and process has led them to make works that are painstakingly handcrafted from a wide range of materials. They find poetry in the depiction of ordinary objects and powerful resonance in small actions. Featured artists include Máximo González of Argentina, Darío Escobar of Guatemala, Eduardo Abaroa of Mexico, Fernando Bryce of Peru and Magdalena Atria and Mónica Bengoa of Chile.

PUBLISHER
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

BOOK FORMAT
Flexi, 7 x 9.75 in. / 112 pgs / 80 color.

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Out of print

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Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 87   

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Damián Ortega: The Beetle and Other Works

Published by California Institute of the Arts/Redcat.
Essays by Eungie Joo, Hari Kunzru and Alma Ruiz.

This first North American monograph on Mexican artist Damian Ortega documents 10 years of work focused on conceptual practice, social organization, and humor, including the installations and performances that make up his acclaimed Beetle Trilogy, several works never before exhibited and a great deal of unpublished material. Most of what's here hasn't been seen before. The first episode of the trilogy, "The Cosmic Thing," a disassembled Volkswagen suspended in the air, was featured in Gabriel Orozco's Il Quotidiano Alterato at the 2003 Venice Biennale, and was one of the most widely reproduced images of that year's exhibition. "Moby Dick," a heroic action involving the artist's Beetle, a live band, ropes and pulleys, followed, and then "Beetle '83 Escarabajo," a ritual return to the vehicle's place of birth, closed the cycle. The Beetle Trilogy and Other Works includes a new comic, 150 color images and an original essay by Hari Kunzru, author of The Impressionist and one of Granata's 20 "Best Young British Novelists" in 2003.

PUBLISHER
California Institute of the Arts/Redcat

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 150 color / 50 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

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Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 129   

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ISBN 9780974983134 TRADE
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The Experimental Exercise Of FreedomThe Experimental Exercise Of Freedom

Lygia Clark, Gego, Mathias Goeritz, Helio Oiticica, and Mira Schendel

Published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Contributions by Rina Carvajal, Catherine David, Suely Rolnik, Alma Ruiz, Sonia Salzstein.



PUBLISHER
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 264 pgs / 110 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2000

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780914357643 TRADE
List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005

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