Whitney Biennial 2017

Whitney Biennial 2017 Author Christopher Y. Lew
ISBN-10 0300223099
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 256
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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
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 192
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"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.


Dreamlands Author Chrissie Iles
ISBN-10 9780300221879
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 256
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A fascinating survey of pioneering work in experimental cinema and art from 1905 to the present day, revealing the high stakes and transformative potential of these forms This generously illustrated publication surveys the work of filmmakers and artists who have pushed the material and conceptual boundaries of cinema. Over the past century, the material, optical, abstract, spatial, and tactile properties of film have been tested at a level of experimentation and utopian ambition that is generally unrecognized. Whether creating synesthetic or 3-D environments, projective or non-projective installations, generations of leading-edge artists have explored how technology transforms experience. The essays published here offer an intensive look at the themes of cinematic space, formats of the screen, animation and CGI, the body and the cyborg, and the materiality of film. Contributors place particular emphasis on the idea of the cinema as a sensorium and on the ways in which it defines the human body, both through representation and in relation to the projected image. An immersive plate section brings together rarely seen and previously unpublished stills, in addition to concept drawings from historic and contemporary films.

Salad for President

Salad for President Author Julia Sherman
ISBN-10 9781683350224
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 272
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The creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog presents a visually rich collection of more than 75 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, 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 entrées. 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.

The Racial Imaginary

The Racial Imaginary Author Claudia Rankine
ISBN-10 1934200794
Release 2015-03-25
Pages 256
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Frank, fearless letters from poets of all colors, genders, classes about the material conditions under which their art is made.

The World New Made

The World New Made Author Timothy Hyman
ISBN-10 0500239452
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 256
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A bold new critique of the accepted history of figurative painting in the twentieth century

Marsden Hartley s Maine

Marsden Hartley s Maine Author Donna M. Cassidy
ISBN-10 9781588396136
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 184
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Marsden Hartley had a lifelong personal and aesthetic engagement with Maine, where he was born in 1877 and where he died at age sixty-six. As an important member of the artistic circle promoted by Alfred Stieglitz, Hartley began his career by painting the mountains of western Maine. He subsequently led a peripatetic life, traveling throughout Europe and North America and only occasionally visiting his native state. By midlife, however, his itinerant existence had taken an emotional toll, and he confided to Stieglitz that he wanted “so earnestly a ‘place’ to be.” Finally returning to the state in his later years, he transformed his identity from urbane sophisticate to “the painter from Maine.” But while Maine has played a clear and defining role in Hartley’s art, not until now has this relationship been studied with the breadth and richness it warrants. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} Marsden Hartley’s Maine is the first in-depth discussion of Hartley’s complex and shifting relationship to his native state. Illustrated with works from throughout the painter’s career, it provides a nuanced understanding of Hartley’s artistic range, from the exhilarating Post-Impressionist landscapes of his early years to the late, roughly rendered paintings of Maine and its people. The absorbing essays examine Hartley’s view of Maine as a place of light and darkness whose spirit imbued his art, which encompassed buoyant coastal views, mournful mountain vistas, and portraits of Mainers. An illustrated chronology provides an overview of Hartley’s life, juxtaposing major personal incidents with concurrent events in Maine’s history. For Hartley, who was strongly influenced by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Winslow Homer, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, Maine was an enduring source of inspiration, one powerfully intertwined with his past, his cultural milieu, and his desire to create a regional expression of American modernism.

We Wanted a Revolution

We Wanted a Revolution Author Catherine Morris
ISBN-10 0872731839
Release 2017
Pages 320
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We Wanted a Revolution has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from We Wanted a Revolution also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full We Wanted a Revolution book for free.

Art in the Making

Art in the Making Author Glenn Adamson
ISBN-10 0500239339
Release 2016-04-20
Pages 256
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The first book to address the significance of the materials and methods used to make contemporary artworks

Counting with Wayne Thiebaud

Counting with Wayne Thiebaud Author Susan Goldman Rubin
ISBN-10 0811857204
Release 2007-05-17
Pages 26
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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.

Samara Golden

Samara Golden Author Samara Golden
ISBN-10 0989985938
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 88
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Samara Golden: The Flat Side of the Knife is the first monograph on the work of Los Angeles-based artist Samara Golden (American, b. 1973). Published on the occasion of Golden's exhibition of the same title at MoMA PS1, New York, the book includes an essay by MoMA PS1 Assistant Curator, Mia Locks, an interview with the artist by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and full-bleed installation views of Golden's recent works exploring what she terms "the sixth dimension."

Jacob Lawrence in the City

Jacob Lawrence in the City Author Susan Goldman Rubin
ISBN-10 0811865827
Release 2009-04-08
Pages 24
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Busy city! Beep, beep, beep! Jacob Lawrence's exuberant artwork guides readers through a bustling city, complete with builders rat-a-tatting and children playing in the streets. With rhythmic text and 11 iconic paintings, this book is both an introduction to an influential artist and a celebration of city life.

Not For Tourists Guide to New York City 2017

Not For Tourists Guide to New York City 2017 Author Not For Tourists
ISBN-10 9781510710559
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 400
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The Not For Tourists Guide to New York City is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood dream guide designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy New Yorkers, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too. Each map is marked with user-friendly icons identifying NFT’s favorite picks around town, from essentials to entertainment, and includes invaluable neighborhood descriptions written by locals, highlighting the most important features of each area. The book includes everything from restaurants, bars, shopping, and theater to information on hotels, airports, banks, transportation, and landmarks. Need to find the best pizza places around? NFT has you covered. How about a list of the top vintage clothing stores in the city? We’ve got that, too. The nearest movie theater, hardware store, or coffee shop—whatever you need, NFT puts it at your fingertips. This pocket-sized book also features: • A foldout map for subways and buses • Over 130 city and neighborhood maps • Details on parks and places • Listings for arts and entertainment hotspots It is the indispensable guide to the city. Period.

Insight Guides Explore New York

Insight Guides  Explore New York Author Insight Guides
ISBN-10 9781786715531
Release 2016-07-22
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Insight Guide Explore New York is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 18 easy-to-follow routes around the city. Inside Explore New York: Discover the best of the 'Big Apple': towering skyscrapers, world-class art collections, historic and hip neighborhoods, and much more. Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to New York's cuisine, from gourmet restaurants to delicious street food, entertainment options, wealth of activities on offer and key historical dates. Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets. Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures New York's iconic landmarks and diverse neighbourhoods. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Insight Guides New York City Guide

Insight Guides  New York City Guide Author Insight Guides
ISBN-10 9781786715494
Release 2016-07-01
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New York City must be the world's top urban destination: whether you're after great theatre, fascinating museums, luxurious hotels, history, nightlife, sumptuous dining or just city energy, you'll find it here. Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings the city and its people to life. Highlights of the city's top attractions in our Best of New York, including iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, the city's best museums and art galleries and unique areas like Central Park and Greenwich Village. Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city: from lively Soho and TriBeCa to the world famous stores on Fifth Avenue and the affluent Upper East Side and beyond to Brooklyn and the Bronx. An Excursions chapter takes in Long Island, Hudson Valley and the Jersey Shore. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

FOCUS 19 2017 3 4

FOCUS                19    2017   3   4      Author 焦點藝術編輯部
Release 2017-03-15
Pages 100
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「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?

Do You Expect Your Art to Answer

Do You Expect Your Art to Answer Author Laurel S. Peterson
ISBN-10 1942371225
Release 2017-01-09
Pages 80
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"Do You Expect Your Art to Answer?" is a collection of ekphrastic poems that explores the world of art and our relationship to it. Born from an experience at the Whitney Biennial (New York), at which an artist, in a room she had created in the museum, challenged an abusive patron using the question raised in the title, the collection explores the idea that art and human beings are in constant conversation with each other, whether or not we are using language. Inspired by art she has seen both abroad and in the U.S., as well as works of literature and other artefacts, Peterson investigates the ways in which we are absent from or present in each other's lives.