Published by Charta. Text by Anne Ellegood, Antonio Arévalo, Justo Pastor Mellado, Iván Navarro.
This volume presents Brooklyn-based sculptor Iván Navarro's project for the Chile pavillion at the Venice Biennial. During the past decade, Navarro has become known for remaking Modernist furniture using neon tubes that carry a high-voltage threat, to suggest a range of political concerns, prompted by his Pinochet-era youth in Chile and by U.S. death penalty laws.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 12 in. / 80 pgs / 47 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 134
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881587285TRADE List Price: $37.95 CDN $45.00
Published by Hirshhorn Museum/D Giles Limited. Text by Kerry Brougher, Kelly Gordon, Anne Ellegood, Kristen Hileman, Tony Oursler.
This volume offers an in-depth exploration of contemporary moving-image art, examining the ways in which "the cinematic" has blurred cultural distinctions between reality and illusion. Cinema was the unrivaled art form of the twentieth century; in the art world, the use of film and video and the appropriation of cinematic language and devices for works in a range of media have been growing since the early 1960s. In the realm of popular culture, the influence of this technology and its vocabulary have grown to the point where the boundaries between "real life" and make-believe are at the least blurred and at most indecipherable. Opening with Kerry Brougher's overview of the cultural, social and psychological issues raised by The Cinema Effect, the book divides into two parts which reflect the opposing poles of cinema, and the roles they play in art and contemporary culture. The first section, Dreams, opens with a discussion by Kelly Gordon of how and why moving-image work has shifted from the margins to the center of art production. This essay considers the analogous relationship between cinema technology and the psychology of dreams, as well as the ways in which artists compel or challenge suspension of disbelief. The second section, Realisms, shifts the focus to the larger societal impact of the pervasiveness of cinema, looking at the work of emerging artists. In this section Anne Ellegood examines issues of subjectivity and identity in the featured artists' work and Kristen Hileman explores the complex issue of authenticity.
PUBLISHER Hirshhorn Museum/D Giles Limited
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 11 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 126 color / 24 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/1/2008 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 84
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781904832508TRADE List Price: $65.00 CDN $75.00
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Published by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Introduction by Olga Viso. Text by Anne Ellegood, Johanna Burton.
This thematic selection of recent work from nine established and emerging international sculptors--the eldest born in 1947 and the youngest in 1974--collects the ways they are giving shape to the fleeting, ephemeral, theoretical and difficult-to-explain. From Charles Long's delicate, poetic and personal debris assemblages to Björn Dahlem's quirky, elegant models of black holes and Andrea Cohen's styrofoam and packing-peanut networks, their works are inspired by and address the history of their medium, as they explore how it can continue to challenge and expand our ways of seeing. The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas is not only a look at current trends, but a tool in placing this new work within the history of Modern sculpture. It notes responses to the formal and material concerns of groundbreaking twentieth-century experiments such as Cubist collage, Dada and Fluxus, from 1960s California's "junk" sculptures to Robert Rauschenberg's postmodern Combines. Includes work from Isa Genzken, Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Evan Holloway, Mindy Shapero, Franz West, as well as Cohen, Dahlem and Long.
PUBLISHER Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / 95 color / 5 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/1/2007 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 85
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780978906306TRADE List Price: $37.95 CDN $45.00