The following titles are on display from 25 February - 3 March 2016.
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise check the library catalogue to see if they are available.
This anthology in the Documents of Contemporary Art series published by Whitechapel Gallery "examines the expanded field of the moving image in recent art, tracing the genealogies of contemporary moving image work in performance, body art, experimental film, installation, and site-specific art from the 1960s to the present day."
Picturing People: the New State of the Art
"What drives artists to represent people as they do? This question, at the heart of figurative art, and how we represent ourselves as a society, is especially relevant today."
"Frank Auerbach has made some of the most resonant, inventive and perpetually alive paintings, both of people and of the urban landscapes near his studio in Camden Town, London. His intentions have been consistent: 'What I wanted to do was to record the life that seemed to me to be passionate and exciting and disappearing all the time'."
Gustave Caillebotte: an Impressionist and Photography
"While there have been many studies of Caillebotte’s work, this is the first book to publish his paintings side-by-side with a selection of early photographs taken between 1850 and 1930. Together, they establish Caillebotte as the pioneer of a radically modern photographic form that added a new dimension to French impressionism and exerted an important influence on later photography"
Mondrian/Nicholson in Parallel
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"The story of the creative relationship between the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and the British artist Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) is largely untold, yet during the 1930s they were leading forces of avant-garde art in Europe and their work was profoundly connected"
"... a new, original and authoritative re-examination of a major turning point in late twentieth-century art. Since the mid 1960s Conceptual art -- an art that consists of ideas, written down, enacted or simply carried in your head -- has directly challenged the very notion that a work of art is by definition an object of visual pleasure. Conceptual art is first and foremost an art of questions."
Facebook and Philosophy: What’s on your Mind?
"Facebook and Philosophy is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships."
Vertigo: Chaos and Dislocation in Australian Art
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"Featuring the work of ten Australian artists, the exhibition explores various perspectives about the volatility and uncertainty of contemporary life where, locally and internationally, the world is experiencing a transformational period of flux, fluidity and change." This exhibition was part of the 2014 Asialink Arts Touring Exhibition Program.