Whitney Biennial 2017

Whitney Biennial 2017 Author Christopher Y. Lew
ISBN-10 0300223099
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Whitney Museum of American Art

Always highly anticipated and beautifully packaged, this book is an essential record of the current trends in contemporary art in America Since its introduction by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Whitney Biennial has charted new developments in art and brought emerging artists to light. The first to be held in the Whitney's critically acclaimed new building in Manhattan's meatpacking district, the 2017 Biennial is curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks. Lew and Locks are working in collaboration with a small group of advisors, including Scott Rothkopf, Negar Azimi, Gean Moreno, Aily Nash, and Wendy Yao. With a history of exhibiting work by the most promising and influential artists and provoking debate, the Biennial--the Museum's signature exhibition--is the most important survey of the state of contemporary art in the United States. This handsome book features texts and images representing the Biennial participants, artists who work in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, film, and performance, as well as essays by the two curators and contributions by each of the advisors. As a record of the artists and ideas presented in this important survey exhibition, this catalogue serves as an essential resource on current trends in contemporary art in the United States. For more information on the 2017 Whitney Biennial and its participating artists, visit www.whitney.org.

Censorship Now

Censorship Now  Author Ian F. Svenonius
ISBN-10 9781617754258
Year 2015-11-03
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Akashic Books

"While putting a copy of this book on your nightstand would be a sign of good taste, who cares about good taste? Are you willing to be seen reading a book titled Censorship Now!! in public? If so, your skin might burn with funny glances from squares, scolds and looky-loos. But on the inside, you’ll feel your brain throbbing as it swells to accommodate some hilarious, absurd and radical new strategies on how to live in our ridiculous world." --Washington Post "Svenonius' new book is Censorship Now!!, and the title alone shows just how provocative the author can be. A collection of essays previously published by Vice, Jacobin, and others, it sets up numerous enemies--both real and straw--for Svenonius to knock down....It's all couched in a style that’s part anarchist tirade, part postmodern critique, and part punk-rock snottiness--yet it's addictively ridiculous." --NPR "Censor it all. Film, TV, music, politics, books, news, art--censor all of it. That’s the guiding principle of local radical punk Ian Svenonius’ latest essay collection, Censorship Now!!" --Washington City Paper, Critics' Pick Named a Favorite Book of 2015 by Jason Diamond at Vol. 1 Brooklyn "Gonzo ecstasy for those who have come to know Svenonius's self-aware political meditations....And though the essays Svenonius writes are not themselves unclear, the process of talking about what he's written involves discussions that some might find uncomfortable. His books make more sense the more you dissect them. So keep them in your back pocket and read them, one word at a time." --Los Angeles Review of Books "A new collection of essays by everyone's favorite supercilious rock theorist...Svenonius has always been the smartest kid in the room....In print, Svenonius is like that curmudgeonly pal that you adore because, even while his insight quivers between humor, paranoia, and antisocial ire, he never dispels your fascination in how he gets there." --SF Weekly "Ian Svenonius is best known as the frontman of bands like the Make-Up and Nation of Ulysses, but he's also a brilliant cultural critic with a talent for coming up with the hottest takes you'll ever read. In this collection, Svenonius makes compelling arguments in favor of censorship and hoarding books and records, amid polemics against Apple and Ikea, the yuppification of indie rock, and the shaving of pubic hair." --Buzzfeed "The essays in Censorship Now!! are equally packed with modest proposals and mock-revolutionary rhetoric, but there are grains of truth in pieces like 'The Historic Role Of Sugar In Empire Building' and 'Heathers Revisited: The Nerd's Fight For Niceness'--they're just buried somewhere between tongue and cheek." --The A.V. Club "Censorship Now!! simultaneously deals in the heated rhetoric of insurgent calls to action, the seductive broad strokes of propaganda, and the clever winking of surrealist humor. Often when I'm really convinced Svenonius has gone off a paranoid deep end, the next sentence hits back with knowingly-hilarious exaggeration or profoundly spot-on analysis, realigning my perspective and making me wonder again....It's fitting that a book whose intentions are ambiguous begins with a call to censor art and ends by letting art do the talking." --Pitchfork Ian F. Svenonius's new collection of sixteen essays and stories, entitled Censorship Now!!, is reorganizing people's ideas about censorship, Ikea, documentary filmmaking, the Berlin Wall, the film Heathers, the twist, the frug, the mashed potato, shaving one's body, Apple, Inc., Nordic functionalism, the supposed benevolence of the Wikipedia, hoarding, college rock, the origins of the Internet, and more. It's an underground smash which has been met with a horrified gasp in all respectable quarters and gog-eyed enthusiasm in artist garrets the world over.

The Hydrogen Jukebox

The Hydrogen Jukebox Author Peter Schjeldahl
ISBN-10 0520913841
Year 1991-08-26
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

Schjeldahl provides a sharp perspective on individual artists, their work, art-world events and ethics, and new, creative directions. Above all, he challenges established views, infecting readers with his passion for art. "To read Schjeldahl is not to agree or disagree, but rather to enter the enchanting flow of a fertile imagination".--Art in America. (HC:1991)

Raymond Pettibon A Pen of All Work

Raymond Pettibon  A Pen of All Work Author Massimiliano Gioni
ISBN-10 0714873691
Year 2017-03-20
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Phaidon Press

The most comprehensive monograph in print on this provocative artist, who has helped to redefine contemporary art This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibon's entire career to date includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fields, and a recent interview with the artist. Beginning with childhood drawings, the book moves through to his mature work, which embraces both high and low culture.

Salad for President

Salad for President Author Julia Sherman
ISBN-10 1419724118
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 272
Language en

The creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog presents a visually rich collection of more than 80 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, and Alice Waters. Julia Sherman loves salad. In the book named after her popular blog, Sherman encourages her readers to consider salad an everyday indulgence that can include cocktails, soups, family style brunch dishes, and dinner-party entr�es. Every part of the meal is reimagined with a fresh, vegetable obsessed perspective. This compendium of savory recipes will tempt readers in search of diverse offerings from light to hearty: Collard Chiffonade Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing and Crouton Crumble, Heirloom Tomatoes with Crunchy Polenta Croutons, or Flank Steak and Bean Sprouts with Miso-Kimchi Dressing. On the lighter end there are Grilled Hearts of Palm with Mint and Triple Citrus, Persimmon Caprese, and fresh Blood Marys. The recipes, while not exclusively vegetarian, are vegetable-forward and focused on high-quality seasonal produce. Sherman also includes insider tips on pantry staples and growing your own salad garden of herbs and greens. Salad--with its infinite possibilities--is a game of endless combinations, not stifling rules. And with that in mind, Salad for President offers a window into how artists approach preparing their favorite dishes. She visits sculptors, painters, photographers, and musicians in their homes and gardens, interviewing and photographing them as they cook. Utterly unique in its look into the worlds of food, art, and everyday practices, Salad for President is at once a practical resource for healthy, satisfying recipes and an inspiring look at creativity.


1971 Author Darby English
ISBN-10 9780226131054
Year 2016-12-20
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press

Art historian Darby English is celebrated for working against the grain and plumbing gaps in historical narratives. In this book, he explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of black cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in America, shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, an integrated abstract art exhibition presented in a renovated movie theater in a Houston ghetto.1971 takes an insightful look at many black artists' desire to gain freedom from overt racial representation, as well as their and their advocates' efforts to further that aim through public exhibitions. Amid calls to define a "black aesthetic" or otherwise settle the race question, these experiments with modernist art favored cultural interaction and instability. Contemporary Black Artists in America highlighted abstraction as a stance against normative approaches, while The DeLuxe Show positioned abstraction in a center of urban blight. The power and social importance of these experiments, English argues, came partly from color's special status as a racial metaphor and partly from investigations of color that were underway in formalist American art and criticism.

Quaestiones Perversas

Quaestiones Perversas Author
ISBN-10 1945711035
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 128
Language en

The Anhoek School is a nomadic pedagogical experiment that analyzes educational structures and investigates alternatives to traditional North American methods for learning. Under the auspices of the school, the Anhoek Record Examination-an obscene form of the Graduate Record Examination-aims to gum the data production and collection of standardized testing as well as question the ideological underpinnings behind it. Compiled by Beatriz E. Balanta and Mary Walling Blackburn, Quaestiones Perversas gathers together unruly record examinations (Beautiful Economy; The Reproductive; F|Slash|F), a traumatizing listening lab (Doggy... Doggy), and a physical fitness test that maims more than it measures. The answer keys are an intervention/irruption of poesis in the field of systematicity or the lust for order: the position of the father and the controlling language of the state. The book undoes the benign voice of the test, awakens the reader to the history of violence embedded in the form, and activates it as a site for aesthetic expression.

The World New Made

The World New Made Author Timothy Hyman
ISBN-10 0500239452
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 256
Language en

A bold new critique of the accepted history of figurative painting in the twentieth century

The Racial Imaginary

The Racial Imaginary Author Claudia Rankine
ISBN-10 1934200794
Year 2015-03-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Fence Books

Frank, fearless letters from poets of all colors, genders, classes about the material conditions under which their art is made.

Surrealism in Egypt

Surrealism in Egypt Author Sam Bardaouil
ISBN-10 9781786721631
Year 2016-10-17
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris

The Surrealist, Cairo-based Art and Liberty Group, (jama’at al-famm wal hurriyyah – Art et Liberté) was founded on December 22nd 1938 with the publication of its manifesto Long Live Degenerate Art. Rejecting the convergence of art and nationalism, and the academic style endorsed by the Egyptian state and bourgeois moral conventions, its members aligned themselves with a complex, international and evolving Surrealist movement spanning cities such as Paris, London, Mexico City, New York, Beirut and Tokyo.

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Author Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215505004
Year 2010
Pages 522
Language en
Publisher Rm Verlag

Combines high-quality reproductions of thousands of Kahlo's photographs collected throughout her life and recently rediscovered in her family home storerooms, in a volume that includes images by such leading photographers as Man Ray and Edward Weston as well as photos by Kahlo herself.

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FOCUS                19    2017   3   4      Author 焦點藝術編輯部
Year 2017-03-15
Pages 100
Language zh-CN
Publisher 焦點藝術股份有限公司

「奇幻之境」(Wonderland)專題,介紹了雷內.馬格利特(René Magritte)、派翠克.休斯(Patrick Hughes)、格雷森.派瑞(Grayson Perry)、大衛.拉切貝爾(David LaChapelle)、麥克.尼爾森(Mike Nelson)、娜塔莉.杜爾柏格和漢斯.柏格(Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg)、伯恩諾特.史邁爾德(Berndnaut Smilde)、 平子雄一(Hirako Yuichi)、JeeYoung Lee、塞西兒.莎普(Cécile Chaput)、TeamLab、藝術雜誌《廁紙》(Toilet Paper),藝術打造的奇幻異境,給我們截然不同的視覺想像。 繼1988年首次為塞.湯伯利(Cy Twombly, 1928-2011)舉辦的大規模回顧展之後,時隔近三十年,龐畢度藝術中心近期再次為這位美國藝術家推出了大型回顧展。展覽以順敘方式,呈現了塞.湯伯利的畫作、雕塑、素描和攝影等作品,共約140件,除了幾件重要的組畫代表作,也包含一些過去從未在法國展出過的作品,堪稱是為迄今最完整的、規模最大的塞.湯伯利回顧展。 人物專訪部分,採訪到年輕藝術家李啟豪,李啟豪除了自身的繪畫才華之外,對於作品的要求也愈來愈高,除了繪畫之外,近期更創作了結合繪畫的大型裝置作品,離開藝術後,再度憑著勇氣重返創作之路,自此改變了李啟豪的生命,從他在創作上的投入與才華,這位藝術家的未來發展格外令人期待。 年輕藝術家部分,本期介紹了兩位藝術家:林宜姵和蘇修賢。林宜姵的作品時常出現植物,而蘇修賢的作品則經常將動物化為主角,在黑色氛圍中,散發著迷漾的神秘氣質。回顧部分,日前不久,葉竹盛在台中樸石藝術推出個展「藝.意」,是近期一檔相當細心別緻的展覽。 一年之計在於春,3月開始藝術圈又逐漸熱鬧起來,將會與哪些藝術相遇呢?

Viva Arte Viva

Viva Arte Viva Author Christine Macel
ISBN-10 0847861155
Year 2017-06-05
Pages 864
Language en
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications

The official two volume catalog dedicated to the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Volume I of the two volume set dedicated to the Biennale Arte 2017 features four pages devoted to each invited artist. These pages include a critical essay and a statement by the artist supporting their works on display, as well as supplementary images that describe the artist's practice. Volume II is dedicated to the national participations, the special projects, and the collateral events. Texts and images describe and illustrate each of the individual exhibitions. These volumes are designed by Studio deValence, Paris, the firm that designed the graphic identity of the Biennale Arte 2017. The Exhibition offers theme that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. There are 120 invited artists from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time. Each of the nine chapters or families of artists of the Exhibition represents a Pavilion in itself, or rather a Trans-Pavilion as it is trans-national by nature but echoes the Biennale's historical organisation into pavilions, the number of which has steadily increased since the end of the 1990s From the "Pavilion of Artists and Books" to the "Pavilion of Time and Infinity", these nine episodes tell a story that is often discursive and at times paradoxical, with detours that mirror the world's complexities, a multiplicity of approaches and a wide variety of practices. The Exhibition is intended as an experience, an extrovert movement from the self to the other, towards a common space beyond the defined dimensions, and onwards to the idea of a potential neo-humanism. Starting with the Pavilion of Artists and Books, the Exhibition reveals its premise, a dialectic that involves the whole of contemporary society, beyond the artist himself, and addresses the organisation of society and its values. A series of parallel events will animate the Exhibition,following the same curatorial premise, which is to place artists at the heart of the exhibition. The catalogue is exclusively dedicated to the artists who are invited to present visual and textual documentation about their practice and their environment.

Counting with Wayne Thiebaud

Counting with Wayne Thiebaud Author Susan Goldman Rubin
ISBN-10 0811857204
Year 2007-05-17
Pages 26
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books

Counting to 10 has never been so sweet! Wayne Thiebaud's delectable paintings, etchings, and drawings make Counting with Wayne Thiebaud as much an introduction to contemporary art as it is a delicious first book of numbers.