Thursday, 25 August 2016

New Books for August

The following titles are on display from 25 August - 1 September 2016
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display,
please see library staff! Click on the call number links to check the catalogue.
Otherwise check the library catalogue to see if they are available

Women of Abstract Expressionism

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This long overdue survey of  the women of Abstract Expressionism “reveals the richness of the careers of artists ...Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and many other women who  played major roles in the development of ...the first fully American modern art movement. Emphasizing the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of the movement, this book features biographies of more than forty artists, offering insight into their lives and work."

Art + Climate = Change 

"Presenting the work of Australian and international artists across twenty-nine exhibitions and events, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE explores the power of art to create the empathy, emotional engagement and cultural understanding needed to motivate meaningful change"

Edmund de Waal 

"The first complete survey of de Waal’s career to date, this monograph encompasses major exhibitions and installations at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Liverpool, and the Gagosian Gallery in New York... In addition to being one of the world’s leading ceramicists, de Waal is also a renowned historian of the medium. His critical and personal essays and poetry are interspersed throughout the book, bringing to light the prominence of ceramics in our everyday lives. Together, de Waal’s art and writing speak to his enduring fascination with the nature of objects and the attendant history of their collection and display"

Possession : the Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present


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"Enlivened by fascinating personalities and scandalous events, 'Possession' shows how collecting antiquities has been a way of creating identity, informed by a desire to annex the past while providing an illicit thrill along the way. Erin Thompson's accounts of history's most infamous collectors—from the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who stole a life-sized nude Greek statue for his bedroom, to Queen Christina of Sweden, who habitually pilfered small antiquities from her fellow aristocrats, to Sir William Hamilton, who forced his mistress to enact poses from his collection of Greek vases—are as mesmerizing as they are revealing"

Kurt Vonnegut Drawings


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"Kurt Vonnegut's daughter Nanette introduces this volume of his never before published drawings with an intimate remembrance of her father. Vonnegut always drew, and many of his novels contain sketches...Vonnegut's aesthetic is as idiosyncratic and defiant of tradition as his books. While writing came to be more onerous in his later years, making art became his joyful primary activity, and he made drawings up until his death in 2007. This volume, and touring exhibition of the drawings, introduces Vonnegut's legion of fans to an entirely new side of his irrepressible creative personality.”

Frank Stella Prints : A Catalogue Raisonné 

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"In addition to his achievements in abstract painting and sculpture, Frank Stella has also made major contributions to the history of the modern print. An exploration of the artist’s innovative use of the medium, 'Frank Stella: Prints' reveals the intimate relationships between Stella’s prints and his works in other mediums, demonstrating how Stella blasted a hole in the traditional tools and aesthetics of printmaking with works of compelling complexity and beauty."

Babe / edited by Petra Collins

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'This collection of work by young female artists captures the voices and visions that are shaping a generation of women. 21-year-old Canadian photographer Petra Collins is leading the way in a contemporary girl power revolution that proves feminism and sexuality aren't mutually exclusive. Babe includes work by Collins as well as over 30 artists who have been part of her online collective 'The Ardorous'. Though their work is aesthetically varied, it all represents a current zeitgeist characterised by explorations of female identity, scrutinization of the role of the Internet and social media, and a penchant for pastel colours”

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

New DVDs this week

The following DVDs have been added to our collection this week. You will find them on display at the library desk. Click on the call number link to see if they are available, and see library staff if you need any assistance.

Art21: Protest

This episode examines the ways in which contemporary artists picture and question war, express outrage, and empathize with the suffering of others. Whether bearing witness to tragic events, presenting alternative histories, or engaging in activism, the artists interviewed in “Protest” use visual art as a means to provoke personal transformations and question social revolutions. “Protest” is shot on location in New York, New York; Hoosick Falls, New York; Wappingers Falls, New York; Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California; and Santiago, Chile. (Summary from

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Art21: Time

ART21 is an award-winning series of 24 programmes in which 100 contemporary artists talk about their creations, the way they work and their individual view of art. How do artists evoke and transform time in their work? Can a work of contemporary art be timeless? How does contemporary art relate to art of the ancient past, to nature and to the rhythms of the life? The “Art in the Twenty-First Century” documentary “Time” explores these questions through the work of Charles Atlas, Martin Puryear, Paul Pfeiffer, Vija Celmins and Tim Hawkinson, including an introduction by Merce Cunningham.

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Alexie Glass-Kantor @ NAS

Alexie Glass-Kantor is Executive Director of Artspace in Woolloomooloo. She sits on the National Art School’s Academic Board, is the Chair of the Contemporary Art Organisations of Australia (CAOS) and is curator of the Encounters sector for Art Basel | Hong Kong 2015-2018. In all her work, Alexie Glass-Kantor is a strong advocate for positive change in the arts, she supports artists’ rights and recently coordinated meetings to debate funding cuts in the arts sector.

In her Artforum lecture, Alexie Glass-Kantor discusses Artspace’s on-going commitment to experimentation in art, collaboration between organisations and advocacy. She discusses ways Artspace supports the commissioning of contemporary art, publishing initiatives, and research residencies for artists and curators.

Established in 1983, Artspace is a leading interdisciplinary space for the creation and presentation of contemporary art through exhibitions, performances, artist residencies and public programs. With more than 30 years of activity, today Artspace is a dynamic hub where artists of all generations test new ideas and shape public conversation.

Prior to joining Artspace in November 2013, Alexie was Director/Senior Curator of Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), where she led a program that included exhibitions, studios, international exchange programs, curatorial research and publications. She has curated or co-curated more than fifty exhibitions.


Sixth sense @ NAS

This week’s Art Forum presents Djon Mundine OAM, Guest Curator of Sixth Sense, in conversation with exhibiting artists Fiona Foley and Karla Dickens.

Djon Mundine is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South Wales. He is an independent curator, writer, activist and occasional artist who has held prominent curatorial positions in many national and international institutions, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Queensland Art Gallery. Between 1979 and 1995 he was the Art Advisor at Milingimbi and Ramingining in the Northern Territory and in 1988 he conceived the land-mark project The Aboriginal Memorial, an installation of 200 hollow log coffins from central Arnhem Land, displayed permanently in the entrance foyer of the National Gallery of Australia.

Fiona Foley is a leading contemporary artist of the Badtjala people, Fraser Island, Queensland. She studied at the National Art School in the early 1980s and afterwards at Sydney College of the Arts and the University of Sydney. She is highly respected for her powerful works across a range of media, from installations to digital media and photography. Her permanent works include Edge of the Trees (1995) on the forecourt of the Sydney Museum, and she has numerous other important artworks in the public domain in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. In Sixth Sense Foley presents a major new work titled IOU (2016), a response to an extended visit to the Pilbara region in northwestern Australia.

Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens was born in Sydney in 1967. She began her formal training as an artist at the National Art School in 1991, obtaining a Fine Arts Diploma in 1993 and a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2000. Dickens’ sculptural works comprise found objects that she assembles and invests with powerful stories of physical interaction. She often incorporates text in her work. Through her numerous solo and group exhibitions, Dickens fosters a cross-cultural and intra-gender dialogue through contemporary art.


Thursday, 18 August 2016

More New Books in August

The following titles are on display from  18- 25 August 2016
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display,
please see library staff! Click on the call number links to check the catalogue.
Otherwise check the library catalogue to see if they are available

Auto Focus : the Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography

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"'Auto Focus' features the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. Issues of identity national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic are key to all the images featured in this book". Susan Bright also uses historical examples  to provide an “understanding of how self-portraiture was first used in photography and to illustrate how the contemporary self-portrait derived and developed from those origins.”

Amy Sillman : One Lump or Two

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"Accompanying a major museum retrospective... this book traces American artist Amy Sillman's (b.1966, Detriot, Michagan) diverse body of work that includes drawings, cartoons, paintings, and animated videos produced on an iPhone" This survey explores "the  development of Sillman's work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette through her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of Abstract Expressionism, and a growing concern with the bodily and erotic dimensions of paint"

Chris Martin : Drawings 


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This survey of abstract painter Chris Martin's drawings (b. 1954, Washington D C) “explores the fertile areas between sophisticated formalism and the visionary joy of outsider art, making abstract painting look enviably effortless…Martin and Dan Nadel have assembled a massive compendium of Martin’s drawings from the past 30 years, presenting them chronologically so the reader–viewer can follow the artist’s continual pursuit and discovery of new forms--from sound waves to mushrooms to Tantric arches to the iconic visages of James Brown and Sigmar Polke. For Martin, drawing is an end in itself that also often leads to themes he later reprises and explores in his painting.”

Minimal Art : the Critical Perspective 

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"Frances Colpitt chronicles the Minimal art movement of the 1960s...maintaining the original spirit of the period -enthusiasm for innovation and a passionate commitment to intellectual inquiry.... Using a metacritical approach that embraces critical writings of the artists themselves, interviews by herself and the others, and a generous sampling of illustrations, Colpitt sets forth the issues and arguments and identifies key concepts that are crucial to an understanding of Minimal art. These include the frequent use of industrial materials and techniques; nonrelational principles of composition; and theoretical issues of scale, presence and thatricality"

Old Me, Now : Self-Portrait Drawings / Jim Dine

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""These self-portrait drawings are about how many times I've regarded my face minutely and have corrected and erased to get the feeling I want to show most accurately. I now am able, after all this looking, to enlarge my head to become a field of form and chatter and for it to be compared to a vast forest or a limestone quarry, for instance. Finally, lying is not an option, nor is decoration. I am committed to setting the record straight. Don't worry, I will." Embracing the artistic possibilities of this station in his life, Jim Dine here breaks into new terrain with these works."

Making Silver / Richard Tuttle 

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"Featuring new texts and comprehensive installation photos from his exhibition 'Slide' (Bergen Kunsthall, 2012), 'Making Silver' documents five steel sculptures that Richard Tuttle ( b. 1941) made on site in Bergen, as well as including full-color reproductions of 121 drawings. These "notebook drawings" cover the artist's entire artistic output of a single year (2010), and were exhibited as the front page of the spiral-bound notebook, which was mounted on the wall with a nail, emphasising the notebook itself as sculptural entity. The unique concept for the book-developed by Tuttle himself, who is celebrated for his virtuosity with artist's books-includes an inserted "book within a book," pop-out details and an extensive fold-out cover"

Sustainable Ceramics : A Practical Approach 

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Robert Harrison draws on more than four decades of making to present practical possibilities for practising sustainable ceramics. Covering "all the factors to consider when going 'green', from fuels and alternative firing technology to energy-saving methods, sustainable ways to collect and use clay itself, and ways to deal with waste materials and save water. He suggests simple and achievable methods by which to reduce the carbon footprint of ceramic art, and offers examples throughout of practitioners who reclaim, reuse and recycle in their work”

Art Versus Nonart 

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"Tsion Avital poses the question: "Is modern art art at all?" He argues that the nonrepresentational art produced in the twentieth century was not art, but rather the debris of the visual tradition it replaced. Modern art has thrived on the total confusion between art and pseudo-art and the inability of many to distinguish between them. As Avital demonstrates, modern art has served as a critical intermediate stage between art of the past and the future"

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Art Prizes for August

Portia Geach Memorial Award, 2016 John Copes Portrait Prize, The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize, 2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship, The Digital Portraiture Award 

Portia Geach Memorial Award

The award celebrated it's 50th year in 2015, cementing the Portia Geach Memorial Award as Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture by female artists.
The Portia Geach Memorial Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30, 000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, '...for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.'
To enter artists need supply:
 An image of their completed work max 4MB in .jpeg or .tiff format
A copy of their CV in Microsoft Word or PDF format
A 150 word artist’s statement about the work in Microsoft Word or PDF format

2016 John Copes Portrait Prize

Sponsored by Tim & Patricia Copes
To be received by the BDAS office, by 1pm on
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Please read the Conditions of Entry carefully

1st PRIZE: $5,000

2nd PRIZE: $1,000

Judge: Noel Thurgate

The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize

The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded biennially to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. This includes realist, figurative and representational styles. The Art Prize is intended to encourage, support and advance classical training of emerging artists (in their early to mid-career) at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and who desire to study the works of old masters.

There are three categories for the Art Prize, apply online clicking the links below.
1. Major Award for a travelling scholarship — $50,000
2. A.M.E. Bale Art Prize in the medium of oils and/or acrylics — $5,000
3. A.M.E. Bale Art Prize for works on paper — $5,000


2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship

The 2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship is offered in partnership with the State Government and Artbank, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (TRGMOAC)

The purpose of the Fellowship is to assist a mid-career/established artist to build on their experience and consider significant activities and opportunities to support both personal development and career advancement.
The Fellowship also offers an additional opportunity to undertake a residency at a regional gallery and offers a significant acquisitive commission from Artbank.
Up to six artists will be shortlisted for the Fellowship and presented at an exhibition at Artbank, Sydney.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the 2017 NSW Visual Artist Fellowship Guidelines for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.
Applications open: 11 July 2016
Applications close: 22 August 2016 (Midnight, AEST – Sydney time)

The Digital Portraiture Award

The Digital Portraiture Award celebrates and cultivates dynamic portraiture of various forms. The winner receives $10,000 and a residency at The Edge, the State Library of Queensland’s digital culture centre for experimentation in science, art, technology and enterprise. Finalists’ work will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and online.

Deadlines and details

You may enter a work at any time between 11 July and 30 September 2016. Finalist works will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 December, and the winner will be announced at the opening.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

New Books in August

The following titles are on display from  11 – 18 August 2016
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display,
please see library staff!. Click on the call number links to check the catalogue. 
Otherwise check the library catalogue to see if they are available

Hopper Drawing 

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This is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper (1882–1967).” In 1967, Hopper’s widow, bequeathed her husband’s artistic estate to the Whitney Museum of American Art, including a fascinating collection of more than 2,500 drawings spanning his entire career. This group of works has never been the subject of in-depth study and many have never been reproduced before. Hopper kept these drawings for personal reference as he revisited various themes throughout his career. Carter E. Foster examines how Hopper used his drawings to develop his paintings, arguing that the artist’s work can only be fully understood after careful study of these preparatory sketches”

Hilma af Klint : Painting the Unseen

"Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. Though her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century predates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich"

Drawing on Air : the Kinetic Sculpture of Tim Prentice 

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“The kinetic sculptures of Tim Prentice create a novel geometry of air and light. Concentrating on movement rather than object, Prentice harnesses natural elements into his art machines-delicate structures that walk the tightrope between order and chaos, control and serendipity, understated technique and extravagant wonder. Prentice purposely circumscribes the artist's prerogatives, distilling the power of wind and sun into an ever-changing dance of light and shadow”

Playing at Home : The House in Contemporary Art 

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“There’s no place like home’; ‘safe as houses’; ‘home is where the heart is’: ideas of the house and home are rich in cultural clichés and contradictory meanings. Playing at Home explores the different ways in which artists have engaged with this popular everyday theme – from ‘broken homes’ to haunted houses, doll’s houses, mobile homes and greenhouses. The book considers how issues of gender, identity, class and place can overlap and interact in our relationships with ‘home’, and how certain artworks disturb our comfortable ideas of what it means to be ‘at home’”

Regeneration² : Tomorrow's Photographers Today 

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"For the second incarnation of this international photography competition, curators at the world-renowned Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, selected the winning candidates from hundreds of entries submitted by some 120 of the world's top photography schools....The variety of subjects and techniques on view reflects the astonishing diversity of worldwide talent that has recently emerged, as contemporary photography reinvents itself and its audience expands accordingly."

Seeing Ourselves : Women's Self-portraits 


"For centuries, women’s self-portraiture was a highly overlooked genre. Beginning with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts, Frances Borzello gives this richly diverse range of artists and portraits, spanning centuries, the critical analysis they deserve" This a revised edition of a key work in the study of women’s art.

American Studio Ceramics : Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979

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"The most in-depth history of American studio ceramics to date, this book is the first to fully explore the works of art alongside the societal trends that shaped them and the organizations that propelled the movement. Lynn considers the movement’s fluctuation across geographic regions as well as stylistic responses to advances in technology and cultural influences from across the United States and abroad"

The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid 

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"Nearly a century before Mondrian made geometrical red, yellow, and blue lines famous, 19th century mathematician Oliver Byrne employed the colour scheme for the figures and diagrams in his most unusual 1847 edition of Euclid's Elements. The author makes it clear in his subtitle that this is a didactic measure intended to distinguish his edition from all others: “The Elements of Euclid in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners.”...This remarkable example of Victorian printing has been described as one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the 19th century"

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

New DVDs this week

The following DVDs have been added to our collection this week. You will find them on display at the library desk. Click on the call number link to see if they are available, and see library staff if you need any assistance.

NAS Residency: British School at Rome (Margaret Roberts) @ NAS

The British School at Rome is a leading international humanities research institute, founded in 1901 as a bridge between British and Italian artistic and scholarly activity. It is a highly respected centre for interdisciplinary research in the Mediterranean, supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences and committed to its long-term role in Italy and in Europe.

Hundreds of artists and scholars work at the BSR every year, enjoying the centre's world-class Library, studio facilities and central position near the Borghese Gardens in Rome. It also presents a range of public events from exhibitions and concerts to conferences and lectures.

NAS lecturer Margaret Roberts has recently returned from a 3-month residency at the British School at Rome where she was one of 14 award-holders from the UK, Canada and Australia. Margaret speaks about her residency, and the projects she and her peers carried out there.


Sarah Mosca: Art School, Then What? @ NAS

Drawn to epic and historical tales recounting human will, sorrow and optimism Sarah Mosca’s practice responds to both theoretical texts and pursuits of optimism. Each work threads recurring themes of sorrow and fiction to ask philosophical questions about truth, formlessness and aesthetics, exploring the object-hood and materiality of image-making within a contemporary art context. Sarah will discuss her current practice and her personal experience on 'what happens' after Art School.

Sarah Mosca’s recent exhibitions include Contemporary Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Care, Interstate Projects, New York, Its all beneath the floor, it’s all between the walls, Vienna, Austria, The Alchemists, Australian Centre for Photography, Cataracts and Waterfalls, Sarah Cottier Gallery. She is co-director of curatorial initiative SuperKaleidoscope with Kim Fasher, which was awarded an Australia Council OYEA Grant, a Firstdraft Emerging Curators Grant, NAVA Artists’ Grant and were semi-finalists in both the 2011 and 2012 British Council Realise Your Dream Awards. Sarah has a BFA Honours degree NAS and a Masters of Art Administration, University of New South Wales Art & Design. She is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.


Nasim Nasr @ NAS

Through her photography and video practice, Iranian-born Australian-based Nasim Nasrexplores and comments upon both specific and universal cultural concerns in contemporary society. Her work has engaged complex issues of State and self-censorship, the transience of cultural and personal identity, and global concerns of civil, social and political unrest.

When individuals migrate from one culture to another, one’s identity through language can become a multi-faceted challenge between the past and present. Nasr is interested in the notion of cultural relationships and their role in western and eastern contemporary society.

Sydney-based Nasim Nasr (b. 1984 Tehran, Iran) explores and comments upon both specific and universal cultural concerns in contemporary society through her art practice. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at the Art University of Tehran, Iran (2006), and a Master of Visual Arts (Research) at the SA School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, (2011).

Since graduating Nasr has developed a body of work that has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions and festivals, in Australia and internationally.

Art 21 : Compassion

Might a work of art move us to temper our more destructive impulses? In what ways do artists’ feelings of empathy contribute to works that tackle problematic subjects and address the human condition? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary “Compassion” explores these questions in the work of the artists William Kentridge, Doris Salcedo, and Carrie Mae Weems.(summary from case)

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

New Books for August

The following titles are on display from  4 -11 August 2016
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display, please see library staff! Click on the call number links to check the catalogue
Otherwise check the library catalogue to see if they are available

Richard Serra, Drawing : A Retrospective 

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“This first retrospective of drawings by Richard Serra (b. 1939 San Francisco, USA) presents a comprehensive overview of some forty years of his drawing activity. It traces the development of drawing as an art form independent from yet linked to his sculptural practice... Through some fifty drawings and a selection of sketchbooks, the exhibition presents the evolution of Serra's drawing from the early 1970s-when he worked primarily on paper with more traditional mediums such as ink, charcoal, lithographic crayon-to the mid-1970s when he turned to black paintstick, a crayon comprised of a mixture of pigment, oil, and wax... Black, in Serra's understanding, is not a color but rather a material; it therefore has weight and responds to the laws of gravity”

Senses of Embodiment : Art, Technics, Media

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“This volume is a collection of essays that presents both theory- and practice-based approaches to questions concerning the embodiment of sense. Exploring the opening of meaning in sensible configurations, the texts also address the medial structures - at once aesthetic, bodily and technical - that condition our access to whatever makes sense to us”

Marine Hugonnier 

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"Operating at the border between documentary and fiction, French artist and filmmaker Marine Hugonnier ( b.1969, Paris, France) explores philosophical, anthropological and ethical issues in her work. Well known on the festival circuit, her films are often presented as installations that evolve according to exhibition venue"

Douglas Gordon 

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"Douglas Gordon ( b.1966 Glasgow, UK) first came to prominence in the 1990s, winning the Turner Prize in 1996. He soon earned a reputation for making art from preexisting materials, most spectacularly classic films. Gordon's blatant creative “kidnapping” of movies is best shown in 24 Hour Psycho (1993), in which the effect of stretching the iconic Hitchcock thriller into a daylong and silent screening challenges our understanding of the original version and the psychic themes it probes. Interviews with the artist provide insight into the physical impact and rigor of his video, photographic, audio, and text-based works over the past decade, and six key works are examined in depth"

Morandi's objects / Joel Meyerowitz

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"In Spring 2015, the photographer Joel Meyerowitz ( b 1938, Bronx, NYC) sat at the work table in Giorgio Morandi’s Bologna home, in the exact spot where the painter had sat for over 40 years making his quiet, sublime still lifes. Here Meyerowitz looked at, touched, studied and connected with the more than 250 objects that Morandi painted. Using only the warm natural light in the room, he photographed Morandi’s objects: vases, shells, pigment-filled bottles, silk flowers, tins, funnels, watering cans. In the photographs, each object sits on Morandi’s table, which still bears the marks the painter drew to set the positions of his subjects"

Jim Dine : Printmaker : Leaving My Tracks

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“Best known for his monumental images of bathrobes, tools and hearts that became icons of Pop art during the 1960s and 70s, Jim Dine ( b 1935 Cincinnati, Ohio) remains one of the most inventive and prolific printmakers of our time…The results show his great joy in working with the thick paper and rich inks and colours, or in the artist’s words, his love for “leaving my tracks", This survey explores Dine’s etchings, woodcuts, lithographs and illustrated books from the last 50 years”

Richard Tuttle : Prints 

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“Since the 1970s, in collaboration with renowned printers and publishers, Richard Tuttle (b.1941 New Jersey, USA) has produced almost 300 prints. Exploiting the unique possibilities of printmaking to make process, materials and actions visible, Tuttle celebrates the complexity of printmaking” This volume is the first monograph on Tuttle's printmaking and accompanied an exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, USA


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“Vivienne Foley takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of porcelain, and covers everything from its composition and workability, to decorating and glazing… Beginning with the fascinating history of making in porcelain, from the Imperial kilns of China to the Meissen factory of Germany and beyond, this book offers an insight into the way porcelain has been used in the past and how it has been adapted and developed for contemporary work, by current artists who are constantly looking to push the boundaries of possibility”