• Art & design styles: Pop art
      April 2014

      This is Warhol

      by Catherine Ingram, Andrew Rae

      Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, 'If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings … and there I am. There's nothing behind it.' This book penetrates the surface and explores Warhol’s art from his beginnings as a commercial artist to his apotheosis as a society portrait painter. Vivid illustrations reveal Andy’s worlds: his childhood in Pittsburgh, his chaotic Manhattan mansion and the Silver Factory, where New York’s bright new things hung out and had fun. Series writer Catherine Ingram brings her extensive knowledge to the book, while specially commissioned illustrations by Andrew Rae vividly portray the text.

    • The Arts
      November 2018

      Handbook of Art and Global Migration

      Theories, Practices, and Challenges

      by Burcu Dogramaci, Birgit Mersmann

      How can we think of art history as a discipline that moves process-based, performative, and cultural migratory movement to the center of its theoretical and methodical analyses? With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this manual, for the first time, provides answers as to what consequences the interaction of migration and globalization has on research in the field of the science of art, on curatory practice, and on artistic production and theory. The objective of this multi-vocal anthology is to open up an interdisciplinary discourse surrounding the increased focus on the phenomenon of migration in art history.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Transmediale Kunst | Transmedia Art

      lightness and matter

      by Brigitte Kowanz, Peter Kozek

      Die Klasse für Transmediale Kunst an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien beschäftigt sich mit transdisziplinären Ansätzen bei der Entwicklung und Realisierung von Kunst. Ihr Fokus liegt dabei auf raum- und zeitbasierten künstlerischen Konzeptionen, die in kritischer Auseinandersetzung mit theoretischen und praktischen Methoden entstehen und kommunikative, performative und prozessuale Aspekte aufgreifen. Die Publikation gibt einen Überblick über die vielfältigen medialen Produktionen, die in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten unter der Leitung der international renommierten Künstlerin Brigitte Kowanz entstanden sind. Umfassender Bildteil mit Diplomarbeiten, Projekten, Ausstellungen und Performances. Mit Textbeiträgen von Gerald Bast, Verena Dürr, Patrick Lichty, Claudia Slanar u.a.

    • Painting & paintings
      October 2007

      New York's Golden Age of Bridges

      Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility After Hiroshima

      by Paintings by Antonio Masi, Essays by Joan Marans Dim, Foreword by Harold Holzer

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2014

      A Guide to the Modern and Contemporary Art Market

      Including Interviews with the Main International Players

      by Chiara Zampetti Egidi

      The only 'Guide to the Modern and Contemporary art market' of this kind. It is supported by the interviews to over 20 leading art market players (auction house directors, gallerists, art advisors, collectors...). In the appendix there are a lot of useful information, such as a precious dictionary of terms. It is thought for collectors, art investors, artists, journalists, curators, art market players, students and the general public. guidaalmercatodellarte.it

    • Art & design styles: from c 1960
      September 2014

      Ways of Looking

      How to Experience Contemporary Art

      by Ossian Ward

      Art has changed. Familiar styles and movements that characterized art production prior to the twenty-first century have all vanished. Traditional artistic media no longer do what we expect of them. Ways of Looking provides a six-step programme for understanding contemporary art based on the concept of the tabula rasa — a clean slate and a fresh mind. It transforms a potentially intimidating encounter with cutting-edge art into a dramatic, sensually rewarding and thought-provoking experience.

    • The Arts
      September 2012

      Kitsch!

      Cultural politics and taste

      by Ruth Holliday, Tracey Potts

      From bottle gardens, the bachelor pad and Batman to designer gnomes and monogamy spray, this book uses a diverse range of objects to explore the changing significance of kitsch. With its unique approach to its subject, Kitsch! Cultural politics and taste promises to advance debates in cultural studies and sociology around taste, while providing an invaluable introduction for students and interested readers. Kitsch! examines how the idea of kitsch is mobilised - progressively, as bad taste, as camp and as cool - to inform notions of identity and sensibility. Where most studies proceed from the kitsch object, this book takes the moment of aesthetic judgement as its starting point and attempts to identify the ideological work performed by the category itself. The book poses the strongest challenge to those who argue that taste is democratised in contemporary culture, offering ample evidence that judgements of taste have shifted ground rather than relaxed. Above all, the story of kitsch proposed by the authors is intended to disturb kitsch's reputation as the source of a ready-made sensibility and politics. Kitsch has a history and not, as it has been supposed, an essence and is consequently the site of love, hate, joy, exasperation, irony, nausea and all of the twisted possibilities between. ;

    • The Arts
      September 2012

      Kitsch!

      Cultural politics and taste

      by Ruth Holliday, Tracey Potts

      From bottle gardens, the bachelor pad and Batman to designer gnomes and monogamy spray, this book uses a diverse range of objects to explore the changing significance of kitsch. With its unique approach to its subject, Kitsch! Cultural politics and taste promises to advance debates in cultural studies and sociology around taste, while providing an invaluable introduction for students and interested readers. Kitsch! examines how the idea of kitsch is mobilised - progressively, as bad taste, as camp and as cool - to inform notions of identity and sensibility. Where most studies proceed from the kitsch object, this book takes the moment of aesthetic judgement as its starting point and attempts to identify the ideological work performed by the category itself. The book poses the strongest challenge to those who argue that taste is democratised in contemporary culture, offering ample evidence that judgements of taste have shifted ground rather than relaxed. ;

    • The Arts
      February 2014

      Maternal bodies in the visual arts

      by Rosemary Betterton

      Maternal bodies in the visual arts brings images of the maternal and pregnant body into the centre of art historical enquiry. By exploring religious, secular and scientific traditions as well as contemporary art practices, it shows the power of visual imagery in framing our understanding of maternal bodies and affirming or contesting prevailing maternal ideals. This book reassesses these historical models and, in drawing on original case studies, shows how visual practices by artists may offer the means of reconfiguring the maternal. This book will appeal to students, academics and researchers in art history, gender studies and cultural studies, as well as to any readers with interests in the maternal and visual culture. It is based on visual case studies drawn from the UK, USA and Europe, which make it very attractive to an international readership. Maternal bodies in the visual arts is ideally placed to capture a growing post- and undergraduate market in maternal studies, which is beginning to emerge as a field of study in the UK and USA with courses in a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines now including the maternal as a key theme. ;

    • The Arts
      May 2014

      Performative monuments

      The rematerialisation of public art

      by Mechtild Widrich, Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon

      This book answers one of the most puzzling questions in contemporary art: how did performance artists of the '60s and '70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the '80s, '90s and today? Not by selling out, nor by making self-undermining monuments. This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social. Specifically, the survival of body art in photographs that cross time and space to meet new audiences makes it literally into a monument. The argument of the book spans art in Austria, the former Yugoslavia, and Germany: Valie Export, Peter Weibel and the Viennese Actionists (working in Austria and abroad), Marina Abramovic, Sanja Ivecovic and Braco Dimitrijevic (working in Yugoslavia and abroad), and Joseph Beuys and Jochen Gerz (working in Germany and abroad). These artists began by critiquing monumentality in authoritarian public space, and expanded the models developed on the streets of Vienna, Munich, Rome, Belgrade and Zagreb to participatory monuments that delegate political authority to the audience. Readers interested in contemporary art, politics, photography and performance will find in this book new facts and arguments for their interconnection. ;

    • Art & design styles: from c 1960
      May 2014

      Performative monuments

      The rematerialisation of public art

      by Mechtild Widrich

      This book answers one of the most puzzling questions in contemporary art: how did performance artists of the '60s and '70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the '80s, '90s and today? Not by selling out, nor by making self-undermining monuments. This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social. Specifically, the survival of body art in photographs that cross time and space to meet new audiences makes it literally into a monument. The argument of the book spans art in Austria, the former Yugoslavia, and Germany: Valie Export, Peter Weibel and the Viennese Actionists (working in Austria and abroad), Marina Abramovic, Sanja Ivecovic and Braco Dimitrijevic (working in Yugoslavia and abroad), and Joseph Beuys and Jochen Gerz (working in Germany and abroad). These artists began by critiquing monumentality in authoritarian public space, and expanded the models developed on the streets of Vienna, Munich, Rome, Belgrade and Zagreb to participatory monuments that delegate political authority to the audience. Readers interested in contemporary art, politics, photography and performance will find in this book new facts and arguments for their interconnection.

    • History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
      December 2016

      Almost nothing

      Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

      by Series edited by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Anna Dezeuze

      What does an assemblage made out of crumpled newspaper have in common with an empty room in which the lights go on and off every five seconds? This book argues that they are both examples of a 'precarious' art that flourished from the late 1950s to the first decade of the twenty-first century, in light of a growing awareness of the individual's fragile existence in capitalist society. Focusing on comparative case studies drawn from European, North and South American practices, this study maps out a network of similar concerns and practices, while outlining its evolution from the 1960s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This book will provide students and amateurs of contemporary art and culture with new insights into contemporary art practices and the critical issues that they raise concerning the material status of the art object, the role of the artist in society, and the relation between art and everyday life.

    • History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
      December 2016

      Almost nothing

      Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

      by Series edited by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Anna Dezeuze

      What does an assemblage made out of crumpled newspaper have in common with an empty room in which the lights go on and off every five seconds? This book argues that they are both examples of a 'precarious' art that flourished from the late 1950s to the first decade of the twenty-first century, in light of a growing awareness of the individual's fragile existence in capitalist society. Focusing on comparative case studies drawn from European, North and South American practices, this study maps out a network of similar concerns and practices, while outlining its evolution from the 1960s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This book will provide students and amateurs of contemporary art and culture with new insights into contemporary art practices and the critical issues that they raise concerning the material status of the art object, the role of the artist in society, and the relation between art and everyday life.

    • The Arts
      June 2017

      The synthetic proposition

      Conceptualism and the political referent in contemporary art

      by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Nizan Shaked

      The synthetic proposition examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and sexual-liberty movements on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and the 1990s. It focuses on the turn to political reference in practices originally concerned with abstract ideas, as articulated by Joseph Kosuth, and traces key strategies in contemporary art to the reciprocal influences of conceptualism and identity politics: movements that have so far been historicised as mutually exclusive. The book demonstrates that while identity-based strategies were particular, their impact spread far beyond the individuals or communities that originated them. It offers a study of Adrian Piper, David Hammons, Renée Green, Mary Kelly, Martha Rosler, Silvia Kolbowski, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lorna Simpson, Hans Haacke, Andrea Fraser and Charles Gaines. By turning to social issues, these artists analysed the conventions of language, photography, moving image, installation and display.

    • The Arts
      June 2017

      The synthetic proposition

      Conceptualism and the political referent in contemporary art

      by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Nizan Shaked

      The synthetic proposition examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and sexual-liberty movements on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and the 1990s. It focuses on the turn to political reference in practices originally concerned with abstract ideas, as articulated by Joseph Kosuth, and traces key strategies in contemporary art to the reciprocal influences of conceptualism and identity politics: movements that have so far been historicised as mutually exclusive. The book demonstrates that while identity-based strategies were particular, their impact spread far beyond the individuals or communities that originated them. It offers a study of Adrian Piper, David Hammons, Renée Green, Mary Kelly, Martha Rosler, Silvia Kolbowski, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lorna Simpson, Hans Haacke, Andrea Fraser and Charles Gaines. By turning to social issues, these artists analysed the conventions of language, photography, moving image, installation and display.

    • The Arts
      June 2017

      The synthetic proposition

      Conceptualism and the political referent in contemporary art

      by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Nizan Shaked

      The synthetic proposition examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and sexual-liberty movements on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and the 1990s. It focuses on the turn to political reference in practices originally concerned with abstract ideas, as articulated by Joseph Kosuth, and traces key strategies in contemporary art to the reciprocal influences of conceptualism and identity politics: movements that have so far been historicised as mutually exclusive. The book demonstrates that while identity-based strategies were particular, their impact spread far beyond the individuals or communities that originated them. It offers a study of Adrian Piper, David Hammons, Renée Green, Mary Kelly, Martha Rosler, Silvia Kolbowski, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lorna Simpson, Hans Haacke, Andrea Fraser and Charles Gaines. By turning to social issues, these artists analysed the conventions of language, photography, moving image, installation and display.

    • The Arts
      June 2017

      The synthetic proposition

      Conceptualism and the political referent in contemporary art

      by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Nizan Shaked

      The synthetic proposition examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and sexual-liberty movements on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and the 1990s. It focuses on the turn to political reference in practices originally concerned with abstract ideas, as articulated by Joseph Kosuth, and traces key strategies in contemporary art to the reciprocal influences of conceptualism and identity politics: movements that have so far been historicised as mutually exclusive. The book demonstrates that while identity-based strategies were particular, their impact spread far beyond the individuals or communities that originated them. It offers a study of Adrian Piper, David Hammons, Renée Green, Mary Kelly, Martha Rosler, Silvia Kolbowski, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lorna Simpson, Hans Haacke, Andrea Fraser and Charles Gaines. By turning to social issues, these artists analysed the conventions of language, photography, moving image, installation and display.

    • The Arts
      November 2018

      Medienbefunde

      Digitale Bildgebung und diagnostische Radiologie

      by Kathrin Friedrich

      Die Computertomografie ist heute ein klinisch-diagnostisches Routineverfahren, das Pathologien im Körperinneren misst und visualisiert. Doch welche medialen Bedingungen begründen die scheinbare Selbstverständlichkeit, mit der das Bildgebungsverfahren routiniert Erkenntnis erzeugt? Die Untersuchung entwickelt am Beispiel der CT ein medientheoretisches Modell und analysiert die Paradoxien digitaler Bildgebung.

    • The Arts
      September 2017

      Museum and Archive on the Move

      Changing Cultural Institutions in the Digital Era

      by Oliver Grau, Wendy Coones, Viola Rühse

      The digital revolution fundamentally changed how cultural heritage is created, documented, analyzed, and preserved. The book focuses on this transformation’s impact. How must museums and archives meet the challenges of digitally generated cultures and how does the digital revolution influence traditional object collection, research, and education? How do digital technologies and digital art and culture affect our interaction with images? Leading international experts from various disciplines break new ground. Pioneering interdisciplinary research results collected in this book are relevant to education, curators and archivists in the arts and culture sector and in the digital humanities.

    • The Arts
      February 2018

      STATION ROSE 30.0

      The Walls of the new Systems will be Liquid

      by STATION ROSE

      In 2018, the artist Elisa Rose and the musician Gary Danner will have been involved in digital art for 30 years as STATION ROSE/STR. During that time, there was a transformation from a purely analog to a new, irretrievably interwoven digital/analog world. Back in 1988, STR posited: "The outcome of this history will take place everywhere". Now it really is taking place everywhere – the world is permanently networked and monitored, it is more transparent, but also more controlled. How have art and music changed? On the subject of "30.0", STR – who for years were abroad and are now back in Vienna – unfold their topics of recent years: exhibitions, installations, performances, the Net, nature, compositions, TV and radio productions. STATION ROSE 30.0 is an AUGMENTED BOOK and contains texts by Angela Stief, Katharina Gsöllpointner, Nate Hitchcock, Lucas Gehrmann, and others.

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