More New Books in May

The following titles are on display from 19-26 May 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

Homegrown / Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon (b. 1966) is a Missouri-based photographer who has achieved many honours since beginning her career only a few years ago. "Following the success of 'Domestic Variations' (2009), 'Homegrown' shows Blackmon's style has evolved, as she continues to capture the tensions between the harmony and disarray of everyday domestic life."

Alicja Kwade

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Alicja Kwade (b.1979; lives and works in Berlin)"installations, objects, and photographs are experiments in philosophical thought that take concrete shape, reminding us that we cannot understand everything. Both social conventions and the laws of physics are at stake. Alicja Kwade's discreet interventions in scenes of everyday life can invert gravity, transmute pebbles into jewels, and even open doors to parallel worlds" 

Richard Segalman : Black & White : Muses, Magic & Monotypes

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Richard Segalman (b.1934, USA) is known for his light-infused paintings of women that evoke another time. Since 1993 he has made a shift into the medium of monotypes, these "arresting black-and-white prints range from anonymous crowds on Coney Island beaches or New York City streets to a solitary figure in private contemplation.This monochromatic focus makes perfect sense since his first gallery appearance in New York"

Queer / edited by David J. Getsy

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"Rather than a book of queer theory for artists, this is a book of artists’ queer tactics and infectious concepts. By definition, there can be no singular “queer art.” Here, in the first Documents of Contemporary Art anthology to be centered on artists’ writings, numerous conversations about queer practice are brought together from diverse individual, social and cultural contexts"

After Modernist Painting : the History of a Contemporary Practice 

"Taking the American Clement Greenberg's 'Modernist Painting' as a point of departure, 'After Modernist Painting' is both an historical survey and a critical re-evaluation of the contested and contingent nature of the medium of painting over the last 50 years. Presenting the first critical account of painting, rather than art generally, this book provides a timely exploration of what has remained a persistent and protean medium."

Marlene Dumas : Against the Wall

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"For over thirty years, Marlene Dumas (b.1953, Cape Town; lives and works in the Netherlands) has merged political discourse, personal experience, and art historical references in a richly layered body of work...While the paintings in 'Against the Wall' comprise a critique of what is sometimes referred to by opponents of the West Bank barrier as the “apartheid wall,” they ultimately lament the failure of co-existence and the tragic human condition of segregation. The stance taken by Dumas, however, is not one of overt oppositional criticism, but one that acknowledges the artist as an accomplice (among this body of work is a self-portrait titled The Sleep of Reason) and which implicates painting in the construction of collective memory"

Roni Horn : Everything was Sleeping as if the Universe were a Mistake

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"As the winner of the fourth Joan Miró prize, American artist Roni Horn (b.1955) received a monograph exhibition of her work at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and CaixaForum, which this volume accompanies. Though Horn considers drawing to be the activity unifying all strands of her work, she is prolific across multiple media, including sculpture, photography, books and works on paper. Her artistic practice links aspects of nature, landscape and materiality with the mechanics of perception and communication" 

Kunga : Law Women from the Desert = Les Femmes de loi du Desert


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"In 1997, Emily Kame Kngwarreye Judy Watson and Yvonne Koolmatrie were selected to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. In art centres, women are now in the majority and little by little are revealing a change in paradigm: riding the wave of their political, artistic and economic success, the women of the outback seem to be taking the reins of the destiny of their communities in hand with the same assurance as has enabled them to transform the history of Australian art"