Photographs by Arne Svenson. Edited by Ron Warren. With contributions by Simon Doonan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil Gaiman, Peter Getty, Penn Jillette, M. Raven Metzner, Isaac Mizrahi, Glenn O'Brien, Dale Peck, Ingrid Schaffner.
Flexibound, 8 x 10 in. / 224 pgs / 2 color / illustrated throughout. | 12/2/2002 | In stock ISBN 9780972211123 | $24.95
Published by Kerber. Edited by Martin Hentschel. Text by Paul Bloodgood, Cornelia Butler, Martin Hentschel, Oliver Karlin, Ingrid Schaffner.
New York–based sculptor Anne Chu (born 1959) draws on the motif of the putti--angelic cherubs beloved of Italian Renaissance painting--to instigate a dialogue between Western and Asian cultures. Her putti are polychromatic, battered creatures, often suspended midair on poles.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Edited and introduction by Ingrid Schaffner. Text by Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Jenny Sabin, Alicia Imperiale. Contributions by Claudia Gould, Sarah Herda, William Whitaker, Ingrid Schaffner.
Anne Tyng (born 1920) explores the potentials of geometry through her architectural and teaching practices. Since the 1950s, when she worked closely with Louis Kahn and independently pioneered space-frame construction, Tyng has applied natural and numeric systems to built forms on all scales, from urban plans to domestic spaces. She believes that geometry is a metaphor for thought and the creative process--as a spatial demonstration of how the mind generates associations through the combination of pattern and chance. This volume documents a new project by the visionary architect and theorist. Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Tyng has created an installation-scale model that realizes the ambition of all of her work: to inhabit geometry. Exploring her life-long fascination with the Platonic solids, the book also features related models and documentation of past projects, including Tyng and Kahn's never-built design for City Tower in Philadelphia (1952-1956).
Curated by Virgil Marti from the Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Text by Ingrid Schaffner, Lia Gangitano, Thomas Devaney, Joseph Rishel, Claudia Gould.
Philadelphia is home to two major art institutions, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Philadelphia artist Virgil Marti (born 1962) recently curated a show for the ICA of objects chosen from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection; Set Pieces brings these objects together, shedding light both on the Museum’s outstanding collection of objects and on the roots of Marti’s own opulent, design-based aesthetic. Texts by I.C.A. Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner, Philadelphia Museum curator Joseph Risehl, gallerist Lia Gangitano (Participant Inc.) and Philadelphia-based poet Thomas Devaney round out the volume.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Text by Ingrid Schaffner.
Since the 1980s, Douglas Blau has used words and pictures interchangeably to create a highly regarded and unique body of work. He emerged as a critic and curator in tandem with the Pictures Generation of artists. In 1987, his exhibition Fictions: A Selection of Pictures from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries was the first in a maverick series to apply curatorial practice to the construction of explicit narratives. Blau creates picture epics and episodes from uniformly framed collages of printed matter: postcards, film stills, images of paintings and photographs, pictures of all kinds are cut and pasted into individual collage elements. These are composed into sequences based on formal and narrative associations that flow from frame to frame. Centuries of picture making appear distilled through Blau’s art into an essential repertoire of characters, plots, periods, styles, locations, and genres. Only the details and degrees of abstraction vary over time and through reproduction, the mechanics of which produce the shifts of tone, texture, and color that Blau orchestrates into each overall composition. This volume provides an overview of this pioneering collagist.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Foreword by Claudia Gould. Text by Ingrid Schaffner, Jenelle Porter, Glenn Adamson.
Dirt on Delight is the catalogue for the ICA Philadelphia's hit exhibit of 2009; in a rave review for The New York Times, Roberta Smith observed that this "close to groundbreaking" show, in its diversity, reminds us that ceramics "has one of the richest histories of any medium on the planet," and the works gathered here range from modestly-scaled pots to larger installations, crossing false delineations between fine arts, crafts and "outsider" practices. Among the artists included are Robert Arneson, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Lucio Fontana, Viola Frey, Jane Irish, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Ken Price, Sterling Ruby, Peter Voulkos, Beatrice Wood and Betty Woodman.
Published by The Blanton Museum of Art. Edited by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi. Introduction by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi. Text by Michael Smith, Mike Kelley, Jay Sanders, Ingrid Schaffner, Regine Basha.
Mike's World takes a tightly focused view of a single Michael Smith performance persona, "Mike," as it has developed over the course of many years and through innumerable presentation formats. The character Mike functions metaphorically as a kind of ever-hopeful Candide, adrift in a world of rapid technological advances that he seems incapable of fully comprehending, and stymied by the depersonalization and isolation that have accompanied late twentieth-century life. Ironic in its sharp personification of failure, but also hilarious and poignant, Smith's work mirrors our most human concerns about competency and comfort. Underscoring the hybrid nature of Smith's art, the works reproduced in this colorful paperback book also highlight his last decade of video and installation collaborations with artist-director Joshua White. With contributions by Michael Smith, Jay Sanders, Mike Kelley, Ingrid Schaffner and Regine Basha.
PUBLISHER The Blanton Museum of Art
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 140 pgs/ illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 145
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Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Edited by Ingrid Schaffner and Carin Kuoni. Text by Ingrid Schaffner, Carin Kuoni, Michael Taylor, et al. Acknowledgements by Claudia Gould.
At first glance, The Puppet Show seems a flip title. Organized by Philadelphia ICA Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner and Carin Kuoni, this exhibition catalogue focuses--with both humor and gravity--on the surprisingly prodigious amount of puppet imagery in contemporary art. It takes as its historic point of departure one of the first episodes of avant-garde art history: Alfred Jarry's 1896 puppet play Ubu Roi, which the South African artist William Kentridge, in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company, has adapted into an allegory of apartheid. Other puppets are featured in works from more than 30 well-established, international artists, including Anne Chu, Terence Gower, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Jankowski, Laurie Simmons, Kiki Smith and Kara Walker. This volume also looks at puppets in Modern art and popular culture--from Sophie Tauber Arp’s Dada marionettes to the Internet phenomenon of the “sockpuppet”--a well-known person’s fake online persona, created in order to boost public opinion.
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Edited by Larry Gilman. Foreword by Jill Snyder. Text by Kristin Chambers, Josh Kun, Ingrid Schaffner, Billie Joe Armstrong, Carrie Brownstein, John Doe, Dave Eggers, Yoshitomo Nara, Lars Frederickson, Debbie Harry, Leonard Nimoy, Ozmatli.
Featuring essays and short fiction by a range of contemporary writers, punk musicians and cultural critics, as well as writings by Yoshitomo Nara himself, the cult artist's book Nothing Ever Happens--available through D.A.P. for the first time--examines both Nara's work and the subjects it addresses. Readers are invited into a world where emotions are not expected to be filtered, make-believe is not equated with lunacy and the world is both fantastic and terrifying. One of the most important and best-loved Japanese contemporary artists, Nara distinctively transcends a national style to offer a universal psychological narrative of childhood. In this beautifully designed book with cool paper changes and pitch-perfect image selection, Nara's work is paired with writings by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, writer Dave Eggers, Deborah Harry (Blondie), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) and others of equally interesting stature.
PUBLISHER Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2008 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 143
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781880353257TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI). Foreword by Judith Olch Richards. Prologue by John Ashbery. Text by Ingrid Shaffner, Thomas Evans, Lisa Jarnot, Brandon Stosuy.
Jess: To and From the Printed Page focuses on the artist simply known as "Jess" (1923-2004), and celebrates his lively and lifelong dialogue with poets, poetry and printed matter. Published to accompany the iCI touring exhibition, it features collages made for publication, the books and magazines in which they were reproduced, as well as many previously unreproduced paintings, drawings and assemblages. The book offers a fresh perspective on Jess's work by specifically addressing the interrelation between his art and the California literary culture of which he was a part. It also explores the intimacy of the collaborations and conversations in which he participated over five decades, and points to his effect on younger artists today--through his use of "pop" materials in collage and paint, his early homoerotic themes and his enjoyment of the book format as a compositional vehicle.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Introduction by Claudia Gould. Text by Ingrid Schaffner, Scott Rothkopf, Joel Lobenthal, Dominic Molon, Wayne Koestenbaum.
Published on the occasion of the first major museum survey of Karen Kilimnik's work, a traveling exhibition with stops in Philadelphia, Miami, Aspen and Chicago, this chic but scholarly catalogue is the most substantial on the artist to date. It highlights an important American artist whose work objectifies mass-cultural desire with glittering poignancy and includes a nuanced selection of 15 years worth of collage-based activity in the realms of painting, drawing, photography, sculptural installation and object-making, as well as new work. Fully illustrated at 180 pages, it features an essay by exhibition curator Ingrid Schaffner which analyzes the development of the artist's work and its historic contexts as well as four contributions from authors who address a theme or image within the work. Thus, cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum addresses gossip; dance historian Joel Lobenthal writes on ballet; Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Dominic Molon, focuses on influence; and Artforum Senior Editor Scott Rothkopf considers Kilimnik's titles. Includes a complete bibliography and an illustrated exhibition chronology. Called "sharp and witty" and "long overdue" for major recognition by The New York Times' Holland Cotter, Kilimnik is an important international artist with an extensive publication and exhibition history. Born in Philadelphia in 1955, she studied architecture at Temple University and continues to live in the region. Since 1991, her work has been represented by 303 Gallery in New York. She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Ireland, and White Cube, London. In 1992, ICA Philadelphia presented Kilimnik's first museum show as part of its "Investigations" series.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Essays by Lisa Corrin, Melitta Kliege, Dirk Luckow, Judith E. Stein and Ingrid Schaffner.
Over the past four decades, Richard Artschwager has produced a body of work that could not be more varied in form. Unconventional and unpredictable, it is often difficult to say whether a given work is a painting, sculpture, or furniture, so much so that the American conceptual artist is regarded as the inventor of "furniture sculpture." Presented here are his furniture-like pieces, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations--sometimes these are components of just one of the many works featured. Interspersed with the works is a series of 5 essays. Also included are Artschwager's autochronology, a list of works from the exhibition, and a comprehensive documentation of selected exhibitions (with black and white thumbnails of the pieces), and a selected bibliography.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Edited by Ingrid Schaffner. Essays by Rhea Anastas, Pamela Lee, Ingrid Schaffner and Paul Virilio. Foreword by Claudia Gould.
This is the first major American presentation of Barry Le Va's art in over 15 years, and one that brings together not only the artist's well-known, large-scale sculptures and drawings, but also his works in other media for which he is less known--text, photography, sound and books. Le Va's approach has been ubiquitous to Postmodern practice in art and architecture, and this fully illustrated book, featuring 300 images and four scholarly essays, his illustrated exhibition history and a bibliography, is the definitive survey of his work's development and implicit themes of violence. It accompanies the exhibition Accumulated Vision at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Essays by Ingrid Schaffner, Elyse Gonzales, Eileen Neff and Rob Nixon. Foreword by Claudia Gould.
A painter diarist, Sarah McEneany brandishes a strong outsider undercurrent in her treatment of herself, her home and studio, and her Philadelphia neighborhood. With a naďve verisimilitude, she accounts for every detail in a colorful manner, but leaves her paintings flat and fantastical in the manner of the Persian, Indian and Early Renaissance art that inspires her. Florine Stettheimer, Reginald Marsh and Frida Kahlo also come to mind when considering her canvases, as they too are artists who have narrated their own lives, while in the process depicting life conducted in and around the studio. Included in this catalogue, which accompanies the first museum exhibition of McEneaney's paintings, are a lengthy essay by ICA Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner, as well as numerous shorter essays on individual paintings.
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Essays by Jan Avgikos, Bridget Alsdorf, Daniel Abadie, Ivy Barsky, Jennifer Blessing, Marek Bartelik, Tracey Bashkoff, Susan Cross, Matthew Drutt, Cornelia Lauf, Ingrid Schaffner, Fiona J. Ragheb, Nancy Spector, Joan Young, et al.
From Picasso to Pollock highlights the history of the aesthetic vanguard from early Modernism through Abstract Expressionism. With distinctive focus yet remarkable comprehensiveness, From Picasso to Pollock unites the major artists and developments of the first half of the twentieth century through significant examples of non-objective, Cubist, Surrealist, Expressionist and Abstract Expressionist painting and sculpture. A deep and broad assembly of masterpieces has been chosen from the Guggenheim's formative collection, and through it the viewer may perceive the era of Modern art emerging in all its diversity and complexity. Included here are reproductions of and short texts on seminal works by Brancusi, Braque, Chagall, de Kooning, Delaunay, Ernst, Fontana, Kandinsky, Klee, Léger, Malevich, Matisse, Miró, Modigliani, Mondrian, Popova and Schiele. Narrative biographies on a number of these artists are included, as well as a short, illustrated history of the collection by Lisa Dennison. From Picasso to Pollock is the second in a trilogy from the Guggenheim which highlights the greatest strengths of the museum's collection. The first title, Moving Pictures, showcased contemporary photography and video, and the third, Primary Forms, considered Minimalism, Conceptualism and their more contemporary progeny.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Artwork by Polly Apfelbaum. Contributions by Ingrid Schaffner. Text by Tim Griffin, Irving Sandler, Claudia Gould.
Polly Apfelbaum creates what she calls “fallen paintings,” hybrid works of rare beauty that exist in a contentious, ambivalent space between painting, sculpture and installation. These works transform the colors of mass culture into wild oscillating spectra bordering on the organic. This volume accompanies the first large museum survey of her work, and features new and recent installations as well as a range of work from the past 15 years.
Published by MFA Publications. Introduction by Ingrid Schaffner.
Julien Levy opened his New York gallery in 1931, and the following year assembled the first Surrealist show ever held in that city. Over the next two decades he exhibited works by Dalí, Ernst, Joseph Cornell, Calder, Eugene Berman, Tchelitchew, Giacometti, Arshile Gorky and many other luminaries of twentieth-century art, giving a number of them their first shows. But Levy was more than a gifted dealer: he also had a gift for friendship, and in this charming, anecdotal memoir he recounts his intimate dealings with some of the most innovative figures of his generation. He crossed the Atlantic with Duchamp and introduced Tanguy to New York. He conceived the idea for Dalí's Birth of Venus pavilion at the World's Fair, shared a summer house with Ernst and fished with André Breton (yielding a memorable description of the Surrealist leader's run-in with a blowfish). And he was with Gorky in the final, tragic days before the painter's suicide. Memoir of an Art Gallery is the story of prescient vision and lifelong devotion. By turns humorous and moving, and back in print after many years, it is also one of the most enjoyable works ever written about the pivotal time when Manhattan became the art capital of the world. This edition features a new introduction by Ingrid Schaffner, senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Texts by Ingrid Schaffner and Charles Bernstein.
In In Parts: 1998-2001, Richard Tuttle draws on 13 discrete bodies of work dating from 1998 to the present. Fully illustrated catalogue and designed in collaboration with the Purtill Family Business, this book includes an essay by Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Adjunct Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and text by the poet Charles Bernstein, a frequent collaborator with Tuttle.
Published by Ideal World Books. Photographs by Arne Svenson. Edited by Ron Warren. With contributions by Simon Doonan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil Gaiman, Peter Getty, Penn Jillette, M. Raven Metzner, Isaac Mizrahi, Glenn O'Brien, Dale Peck, Ingrid Schaffner.
In 1985 Ron Warren began collecting sock monkeys--those icons of American thrift and inventiveness that for generations have been hand-stitched from a pair of red-heel work socks. Years later he met photographer Arne Svenson (author of the recent popular volume Chewed) who, intrigued by the obsessive nature and growing size of the collection, began with equal obsession to document individually its more than 1,800 examples. To convey the distinct personality imbued in each monkey by its maker, Svenson photographs them in the manner of classical black-and-white portraiture: flatteringly lit, cropped at the shoulders, eyes to the camera. The first 200 of these sock monkey portraits, reproduced larger than life as full-page duotones, are assembled in this book. Invited contributors, including novelists Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil Gaiman and Dale Peck; entertainers Penn & Teller; and fashion commentators Simon Doonan and Isaac Mizrahi, have interjected short stories inspired by the subject of their favorite sock monkey photograph. The result is an engaging, humorous and at times disturbing reanimation of creatures long relegated to the attic or the back of the closet.
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI). Texts by Werner Muensterberger, Ingrid Schaffner and Fred Wilson.
Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More...On Collecting examines the collecting impulse in its various incarnations, raising fundamental questions about why we collect and why we collect what we collect. Surprising and eccentric, this publication features three utterly different collections: Pictures (and other contemporary art objects) from the renowned Robert Shiffler Foundation in Ohio; Patents, a selection of the Smithsonian's collection of patent models submitted to the US Patent Office in the nineteenth century; and finally Monkeys, from a private New York-based collection of approximately 1,600 sock monkeys toys. Running the gamut from high art to the unmapped inspirational dregs of American culture, Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More...On Collecting draws on such diverse talents as Ingrid Schaffner--adjunct curator at ICA Philadelphia--and artist Arne Svenson, whose photographs of the sock monkeys combine the haunting and the beautiful. Also included are such artists as Janine Antoni, Willie Coles, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Christian Marclay, Alan Rath, Jason Rhoades, Kay Rosen, Jessica Stockholder and Lisa Yuskavage, among many others.