Her sensual Nanas-buxom, colorful female figures laid the foundation for her international success beyond the art world: Niki de Saint Phalle. But the self-taught artist's creative spectrum is much broader, and her unconventional oeuvre, ranging from painting and drawing to assemblages, performances, theatre, film, and architecture, is more subversive and critical of society than is widely assumed. Based on her efforts to process her own feelings, she addressed social and political issues, critically questioning institutions and role models in ways that are as relevant today as they have ever been. The exhibition and the publication shed new light on the artist's exceptional personality and uncover the wide-ranging oeuvre of the popular outsider-that is always surprising and eccentric, emotional, dark and brutal, humorous and cheerful.
Female View puts the focus on women fashion photography. Although this medium has been shaped by female photographers for decades, a large number of publications or exhibitions have focused primarily on the male gaze of the female body. Numerous female fashion photographers worked for influential magazines such as Harper's Bazaar or Vogue, thus shaping the style of their time. Using exemplary positions, this book traces the transformation of the photographic image from the 1930s to the present day: from the fashion magazine to the showroom and the coffee table book to videos and digital self-staging in social media today.
On display will be works by: Lillian Bassman, Sibylle Bergemann, Petra F. Collins, Corinne Day, Cass Bird, Madame d'Ora, Charlotte March, Ute Mahler, Sarah Moon, Amber Pinkerton, Regina Relang, Alice Springs (June Newton), Bettina Rheims, Ellen von Unwerth, and Yva.
Ce projet en deux volumes documente le Rio Bravo à la frontière américano-mexicaine dans une série de photographies et une anthologie d'écrits. En 2016, la photographe new-yorkaise Zoe Leonard (née en 1961) s'est lancée dans un projet visant à aborder la politique contemporaine autour du fleuve qui indique la frontière entre le Mexique et les États-Unis. Au cours de ce voyage de 1 200 milles, Leonard rencontre divers points de repère à la fois artificiels et naturels. La présence de centres de détention le long des ponts et des digues est incontestable.
Ce catalogue accompagne la première rétrospective de grande ampleur consacrée à l'artiste française, qui se tiendra en Australie puis en Allemagne. Il revient sur l'ensemble de sa carrière, avec des installations, des images de sa carte blanche au Palais de Tokyo en 2017, Grosse Fatigue, sa vidéo présentée à la biennale deVenise en 2013 ou ses portraits en ikebana.
Le catalogue raisonné en six volumes des peintures et sculptures de Gerard Richter présente de nombreuses reproductions en couleur en pleine page des oeuvres ainsi que des informations techniques complètes sur les travaux et les notes manuscrites de l'artiste, sur les expositions et sur la littérature de référence. Des commentaires, des citations et des images comparatives complètent l'ouvrage. Ce cinquième volume présente la production de Gerard Richter du milieu des années 1990 jusqu'au début des années 2000.
The legacy of the art and cultural scientist Aby Warburg offers many subjects for reassessment. Almost unknown until now are the artifacts he collected on a journey through the southwest of the US in 1895/96 and donated to the Museum fur Voelkerkunde in Hamburg (today Museum am Rothenbaum). The results first unfolded in Warburg's famous lecture on the "snake ritual" of the Hopi (1923). Following Warburg's transdisciplinary approach, this publication examines his guiding principles in assembling his collection as well as his reading of Pueblo art and culture. It pays tribute to the works and their artistic significance and sheds light on the circumstances of acquisition in the sociopolitical environment of the Pueblo communities of the time. The contemporary fascination with the snake ritual is also a topic. Set against this are the previously neglected perspectives and strategies of Pueblo leaders to regain interpretive sovereignty over culturally sensitive content and imagery.
With this book, the internationally celebrated artist Dayanita Singh returns to her artistic beginnings. In the catalogue for the first comprehensive retrospective, the first stop of which is hosted by the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Singh presents early works from her 1980-1986 oeuvre. From hundreds of slides and contact prints, the artist made a selection of personal and powerful black-and-white photographs. As a rediscovery and look into her own past, the theme of the "archive", central to Singh's work, takes on a central dimension here. The media of photography, installation and book intertwine in Singh's work in a unique way, which is why this book also features recent photographs from the exhibition.
Ce catalogue accompagne l'exposition Close-Up présentée à la fondation Beyeler de septembre 2021 à janvier 2022. Celle-ci étudie des oeuvres de femmes artistes dont l'oeuvre occupe une position éminente dans l'histoire de l'art moderne depuis 1870 jusqu'à aujourd'hui. C'est l'époque où, pour la première fois, il devint possible à des femmes en Europe et en Amérique de développer une activité artistique professionnelle sur une large base. Au centre de l'exposition figurent Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Lotte Laserstein, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Marlene Dumas, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Peyton, neuf artistes qui ont en commun leur intérêt pour la représentation d'êtres humains, le portrait dans ses différentes déclinaisons et l'autoportrait.
Documenta fifteen is no ordinary art exhibition. Envisioned under the guiding concept of lumbung, the Indonesian collective ruangrupa is less concerned with individual works than with models of collaborative practice. The Handbook offers insights and orientation to the processes that evolved in the creation of the exhibition. A comprehensive resource both for visitors of documenta in Kassel as well as people interested in collective practices, this Handbook presents all documenta fifteen collectives and artists through profiles by international authors familiar with their different artistic practices and cultural contexts. Using the pivotal question of "what is lumbung?" as a vantage point, the book is an introduction to the mindset and cultural background of documenta fifteen, featuring numerous documents and photographs that trace the collectives' working process. A chapter gathering all of the show's locations and venues in Kassel as well as a large fold-out city map and an introduction to the exhibition's "Public Program" will prove to be especially useful for all visitors.
One of the most important artists of his generation, Erwin Wurm is internationally recognized for his unique way of having reinvented sculpture through performance, video, drawing and photography. The book presents a body of work from 1993 to the present day, as well as significant new productions. ONE MINUTE FOREVER is the latest exhibition and the book focuses on interweaving of past and present contexts of individual and collective experiences, a large reactivation of iconic performative sculptures, converging towards a unique aim: redefining, extending and twisting sculpture into a resolutely participative and playful medium, capable of questioning our way of being and looking at the world.
As part of documenta fifteen, ruangrupa publishes two issues of a magazine, "majalah," in Indonesia exploring the exhibition's pivotal concept-working collectively. lumbung, which directly translates to "rice barn," refers to a collectively governed building where a community's harvest is gathered, stored, and distributed according to jointly determined criteria as a pooled resource for the future, but is also understood in a broader sense as a way of working and living together. The two issues - Harvesting and Sharing - combined here in one volume, explore the implications of sharing resources for the collective wellbeing. Featuring short stories and features by leading journalists, researchers, and writers from Indonesia, Majalah lumbung touches on themes such as cosmology, food, and architecture, providing a contextualized foundation for documenta fifteen.
Walking, Finding, Sharing offers visitors of the world's largest art exhibition a novel approach to experiencing art. Inspired by travel guides and museum tours, this richly illustrated book invites children and families, comic lovers, and seasoned exhibition visitors alike to see documenta fifteen with new eyes.
Four international illustrators and four authors bring the universe of ruangrupa's documenta fifteen to life through graphic storytelling, stimulating readers' imaginations with their vivid imagery. Each of the five tours - Humor, Local Anchor, Independence, Generosity, and Transparency - is based on the value system of the Indonesian curatorial team and offers ideas and perspectives that complement the exhibition. Walking, Finding, Sharing encourages visitors to find their own ways of approaching documenta fifteen: each path is a suggestion and can be explored spontaneously, in full or only in parts. This entertaining book serves as a reference, a joyful companion, and an innovative guide that will inspire both children and adults to engage with the exhibition.
Le duo de photographes Lake Verea s'est associé à la Fondation Josef et Anni Albers pour regrouper des traces matérielles et intellectuelles de la créativité hors norme du célèbre couple d'artistes. Des correspondance avec des collègues du Bauhaus, mais aussi des tubes de peinture et des fibres de tissu sont capturés avec une sensation et une vivacité extraordinaires.
How is art criticism to be understood within an expanding artistic field? A look at its history and its manifestations within globalized conditions shows the variety of the genre, of the criteria and of the styles of writing. This reader is an attempt to bring a diverse range of art-critical voices and perspectives into conversation with each other, with texts from the 18th century to the present. The editors Beate Soentgen and Julia Voss have invited colleagues from various geographical and intellectual backgrounds to present and discuss the art critics of their choice, choosing one example from their respective bodies of work to comment upon. How have these writers approached art criticism? Which styles do they employ? What makes them extraordinary? What can we learn from their writings today, and why is it important in its contemporary context?
Texts by: Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, Denis Diderot, Takashi Kashima, Patrick Mudekereza, Annemarie Sauzeau-Boetti, Bertha Zuckerkandl and many more Comments by: Juli Carson, Yuriko Furuhata, Isabelle Graw, Angela Harutyunyan, Monica Juneja, Wolfgang Kemp, Florencia Malbran, Yvette Mutumba, Azu Nwagbogu, Sarah Wilson and many more.
The 1980s in New York were an ambivalent time: on the one hand, the city was marked by high crime and the AIDS crisis; on the other hand, the economy was booming, helping its profiteers to live decadently. Artists and cultural workers were attracted to the city of contrasts. They dealt critically with issues such as politics and gentrification - but also enjoyed a hedonistic lifestyle. Photographer Tom Warren became one of the most important witnesses of that time. He was a significant part of the New York art scene and gained notoriety for his artistic repurposing of vacant spaces in the East Village. With his portraits of the people and life of New York, he created memories and documents of these times. This monograph showcases his photographs from this period, bringing a bygone decade to life.
In conversations and interviews Joseph Beuys mentioned Marcel Duchamp more than any other artist. And hardly anyone else seems to have challenged him more than this artist from the previous generation. Direct evidence of this is his oft-cited action Das Schweigen von Marcel Duchamp wird uberbewertet (The Silence of Marcel Duchamp is Overrated) from 1964, through which Beuys attempted to shift focus onto the political and social dimensions of his concept of expanded art. The associations and connections between the artists go deep. Both used similar radical strategies to rejuvenate the concept of art and the role of art in everyday life; their questions had a number of aspects in common. This richly illustrated catalogue is the first to undertake a profound exploration of this multilayered relationship, while investigating both artists' future-oriented potential.
This publication by Paul McCarthy (born 1945) is a new edition of Chocolate Factory, Paris , which has been expanded by 128 pages. It documents the artist's first major solo exhibition in France, illustrating both the concept of the exhibition as well as its reworking in response to an attack on McCarthy that occurred during the installation of his sculpture, "Christmas Tree," in Place Vendôme in Paris. Besides the illustrations of McCarthy's transformation of the magnificent exhibition spaces of Monnaie de Paris through his continuous production of chocolate Christmas trees, which were exhibited on ever-new shelves, this new edition also includes the video in which Paul McCarthy deals with both a physical and verbal attack ("Are you the fucking artist?").
As a worldwide phenomenon, techno has not only influenced music history, but also contemporary culture. Its impulses into art, philosophy, pop culture, media consumption and technologies are omnipresent. Based on text and image contributions, the book opens a portal into the usually guarded world of techno. It traces the cultural-historical dimension and the artistic exploration of electronic sound experiences. The catalogue, published on the occasion of a worldwide exhibition tour by the Goethe-Institut, reflects on the history of techno and club culture as well as the diverse practices of clubbing. Experiences of space, sign systems, and the club as a place where questions of identity and gender are renegotiated reveal the enormous breadth of the topic. A recommendation not only for friends of electronic dance music.
L'artiste plasticienne d'origine libanaise Mona Hatoum explore les thèmes de la souffrance, la séparation, la guerre, l'exil et la condition de la femme. La collection Goetz de Munich présente son oeuvre à travers ses installations et ses objets-sculptures ainsi qu'avec les vidéos de ses performances des années 1980.