The following new titles are on display from 31 March – 7 April 2016.
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, please see library staff! Otherwise check the library catalogue to see if they are available.
“Cai Guo-Qiang, born 1960, Quanzhou, China, lived in Tokyo from 1985 to 1995, before moving to New York. During the 1990s he emerged on to the international art scene and has become a major figure of contemporary Chinese art.” In this survey of the artist’s work “curator and critic Dana Friis-Hansen traces the development of the artist's work from the early oil paintings, produced while he was living in China, to the complex and ambitious projects he now conducts worldwide"..and includes "Cai Guo-Qiang's writings ranging from project notes, which detail the methods and thinking behind his works, to a new text on his unrealized projects and the role of chance in the creative process”
Robert Gober: The Heart is not a Metaphor
“Robert Gober rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation. In all of his work, Gober's formal intelligence is never separate from a penetrating reading of the socio-political context of his time. Published in conjunction with the first large-scale survey of the artist's career ... this publication presents Gober’s works in all media, including individual sculptures and immersive sculptural environments, as well as a distinctive selection of drawings, prints and photographs.”
Arlene Shechet : All at Once
Arlene Shechet has emerged as one of the most inspiring and innovative contemporary sculptors. This survey of the artist’s work “presents over twenty years of work in a diversity of materials, from plaster to cast paper, and from glass to ceramic. These materials, unlike most, are liquid before they are solid. Over the last ten years Shechet has generated a body of work remarkable for its embrace of clay--a medium often overlooked because of its associations with craft.”
Contemporary Installation Art
“Viewed as a genre of newly emerging art, installation art has endowed artists with ultimate creative freedom thanks to its distinctive characters of creation materials and forms. In recent years, installation works have been frequently showcased in a wealth of various exhibitions, becoming an indispensably vital part in the history of contemporary art”
Art + Religion in the 21st Century
“This survey shows how religious themes and images continue to permeate the work of contemporary artists from across the globe. Some exploit the shock potential of religious imagery, but many also reflect deeply on spiritual matters. Aaron Rosen outlines the debates and controversies that the art-religion connection has precipitated throughout history”. The book introduces several themes and “encompasses a wide range of media and genres, from sculpture to street art, and considers faith in its broadest sense – from Islam and Christianity to Aboriginal mythology and meditation”
Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art
This collection of essays explore the increasing visibility of women’s art in Britain, Europe and America. Along with commissioned interviews there is discussion of the work of American artists Martha Rosler and Kara Walker, Irish artist Alice Maher, British artists Lubaina Himid, Christine Borland, Sarah Lucas, Cornelia Parker, Gillian Wearing and Rachel Whiteread, and the international performance group, moti roti.
Bodies of Work : Contemporary Figurative Art
“Figurative artists use the human form as a tool to express varied content and contemporary issues. These paintings depict our feelings and sentiments, our sense of belonging to a larger community in the contemporary world, while capturing the impulses behind the range of figuration presented by today's contemporary international artists” This book is a great resource for those interested in contemporary figurative painting.