Biennials and Beyond

Exhibitions that Made Art History: 1962-2002

Author: Bruce Altshuler

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714864952

Category: Art

Page: 402

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Documents significant and pioneering exhibitions that took place between 1962 and 2002.
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Biennials, Triennials, and Documenta

The Exhibitions that Created Contemporary Art

Author: Anthony Gardner,Charles Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This innovative new history examines in-depth how the growing popularity of large-scale international survey exhibitions, or 'biennials', has influenced global contemporary art since the 1950s. Provides a comprehensive global history of biennialization from the rise of the European star-curator in the 1970s to the emergence of mega-exhibitions in Asia in the 1990s Introduces a global array of case studies to illustrate the trajectory of biennials and their growing influence on artistic expression, from the Biennale de la Méditerranée in Alexandria, Egypt in 1955, the second Havana Biennial of 1986, New York’s Whitney Biennial in 1993, and the 2002 Documenta11 in Kassel, to the Gwangju Biennale of 2014 Explores the evolving curatorial approaches to biennials, including analysis of the roles of sponsors, philanthropists and biennial directors and their re-shaping of the contemporary art scene Uses the history of biennials as a means of illustrating and inciting further discussions of globalization in contemporary art
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Making Art History in Europe After 1945

Author: Noemi de Haro García,Patricia Mayayo,Jesús Carrillo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351187570

Category: Art

Page: 312

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This book analyses the intermeshing of state power and art history in Europe since 1945 and up to the present from a critical, de-centered perspective. Devoting special attention to European peripheries and to under-researched transnational cultural political initiatives related to the arts implemented after the end of the Second World War, the contributors explore the ways in which this relationship crystallised in specific moments, places, discourses and practices. They make the historic hegemonic centres of the discipline converse with Europe’s Southern and Eastern peripheries, from Portugal to Estonia to Greece. By stressing the margins’ point of view this volume rethinks the ideological grounds on which art history and the European Union have been constructed as well as the role played by art and culture in the very concept of ‘Europe.’
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Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon

Perspectives in a Global World

Author: Ruth E Iskin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317275047

Category: Art

Page: 294

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Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years. In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of ‘inclusiveness’, both at the level of rhetoric and as a desired practice is on the rise and gradually replacing talk of ‘exclusion’, which dominated critiques of the canon up until two decades ago. The art field has dramatically, if insufficiently, changed in the half-century since the first protests and critiques of the exclusion of ‘others’ from the art canon. With increased globalization and shifting geopolitics, the art field is expanding beyond its Euro-American focus, as is particularly evident in the large-scale international biennales now held all over the globe. Are canons and counter-canons still relevant? Can they be re-envisioned rather than merely revised? Following an introduction that discusses these issues, thirteen newly commissioned essays present case studies of consecration in the contemporary art field, and three commissioned discussions present diverse positions on issues of the canon and consecration processes today. This volume will be of interest to instructors and students of contemporary art, art history, and museum and curatorial studies.
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The Global Work of Art

World's Fairs, Biennials, and the Aesthetics of Experience

Author: Caroline A. Jones

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022629188X

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Global biennials have proliferated in the contemporary art world, but artists’ engagement with large-scale international exhibitions has a much longer history that has influenced the present in important ways. Going back to the earliest world’s fairs in the nineteenth century, this book argues that “globalism” was incubated in a century of international art contests and today constitutes an important tactic for artists. As world’s fairs brought millions of attendees into contact with foreign cultures, products, and processes, artworks became juxtaposed in a “theater of nations,” which challenged artists and critics to think outside their local academies. From Gustave Courbet’s rebel pavilion near the official art exhibit at the 1855 French World’s Fair to curator Beryl Madra’s choice of London-based Cypriot Hussein Chalayan for the off-site Turkish pavilion at the 2006 Venice Biennale, artists have used these exhibitions to reflect on contemporary art, speak to their own governments back home, and challenge the wider geopolitical realm—changing art and art history along the way. Ultimately, Caroline A. Jones argues, the modern appetite for experience and event structures, which were cultivated around the art at these earlier expositions, have now come to constitute contemporary art itself, producing encounters that transform the public and force us to reflect critically on the global condition.
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Curating degree zero

ein internationales Kuratorensymposium

Author: Eva Schmidt,Institut für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg

Publisher: Verlag Fur Mododerne Kunst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 129

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Dream factory communism

the visual culture of the Stalin era

Author: Boris Groĭs,Max Hollein

Publisher: Cantz

ISBN: 9783775713283

Category: Art

Page: 461

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The all-encompassing mass culture we know today had its beginnings in the years between the wars, with its main avenue being the reproduction and circulation of images via media such as posters and movies. The totalitarian movement of that time succeeded in making radical use of these new opportunities for the consistent transformation of culture, even to the point of instrumentalizing traditional media such as painting and sculpture. The centrally organized Soviet mass culture of the Stalin period is an excellent example of such a highly effective propaganda machine. Starting with late realistic works by Kazimir Malevich, this book presents a macrocosm of Soviet art in the Stalin era -- still little-known in the West -- as a unified aesthetic phenomenon transcending individual media. Later works of Sots Art, which view the aesthetics of a totalitarian regime more critically, provide a running visual commentary. The works by contemporary Russian artists such as Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, and Komar & Melamid mark the chasm that separates us from this art today both aesthetically and politically. Book jacket.
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Documenta 12

Author: Museum Fridericianum (Kassel, Allemagne).,Taschen,Taschen Publishing,Documenta GmbH.,Documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH,Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs GmbH.

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 415

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Documenta is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art, drawing attention from all over the world. This international exhibition, often called the Hundred Day Museum became an unparalleled success. The number of visitors has continually risen. More than 650 thousand visitors came to documenta 11. Under continually changing directorship, and in the equally leisurely and inexorable rhythm of five years, documenta has advanced to become an authoritative worldwide seismograph of contemporary art. At documenta, it becomes manifest whether art is succeeding in grasping the world in images and whether these images have validity for its public. Small, practical and elegant, the catalogue provides all the essential information: brief texts on the artists, biographical details, illustrations, a list of artworks and an introductory text by R.M. Buergel. Not only will it be handy as you walk through the exhibition, but afterward it will grace your bookshelf as a record of documenta 12 and a souvenir of your experience.
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Cuba

Art and History from 1868 to Today

Author: Nathalie Bondil

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 424

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Now available in a paperback edition, this sumptuous survey of Cuban art reveals the development of a distinct national identity and serves as an illustrated narrative of the country s colorful past and present.Cuba's artistic tradition is as rich as its history, though its treasures are rarely appreciated outside of the country. This catalog, which accompanied an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, gathers paintings, drawings and photography from Cuba done over the past century and a half. In addition to hundreds of works on paper, it features revealing photographs-some never before published-that record the country's wars of independence and revolution, its utopian endeavors and social realities. Numerous essays explore aspects of the Cuban visual arts such as nineteenth-century landscapes and photojournalism, the burgeoning of the arte nuevo period, Wifredo Lam's seminal African-inspired images, the creation of the famed collective mural, Castro-era poster art and the emergence of a new generation of artists. This book chronicles a unique culture of synthesis, born at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Americas, and whose art bears witness to important historical events of the past 150 years.
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