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Title:
Art on the edge and over : searching for art's meaning in contemporary society, 1970s-1990s
Author:
Weintraub, Linda.
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Publication Information:
Litchfield, CT : Art Insights, Inc., [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
264 pages : illustrations, (part color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Artists : Marina Abramovic ; Vito Acconci ; Janine Antoni ; Tomie Arai ; Joseph Beuys ; Christian Boltanski ; Sophie Calle ; Mel Chin ; Chuck Close ; Toni Dove ; Kate Ericson & Mel Zeigler ; Gerlovina & Gerlovin ; Gilbert & George ; Gonzalez-Torres, Felix ; David Hammons ; On Kawara ; Mike Kelley ; Jeff Koons ; Barbara Kruger ; Wolfgang Laib ; Sherrie Levine ; James Luna ; Amalia Mesa-Bains ; Orlan ; Gerhard Richter ; David Salle ; Carolee Schneemann ; Andres Serrano ; Laurie Simmons ; Haim Steinbach ; Donald Sultan ; Paul Thek ; Rosemarie Trockel ; Meyer Vaisman ; Andrea Zittel.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780965198813

9780965198806
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this highly accessible introduction to American art since the 1970s, Linda Weintraub offers art lovers a readable exploration of some of the most important artists and movements of the past three decades. Today artists routinely dissolve the old boundaries of art by creating works that neither hang on walls nor adorn pedestals, and often willfully overturn conventions of aesthetic value, permanence and optical reward. Curator and educator Weintraub has researched and/or interviewed 35 prominent radical artists and here explores their common concerns, creative processes and media. Devoting one essay to each artist, Weintraub offers a primer for museum and gallery goers who may be confronting such works for the first time, discussing Andres Serrano's photo of a crucifix submerged in urine, the half ton of dirty clothes Christian Boltanski piled on a museum floor worn by children of the Holocaust, Janine Antoni's mammoth blocks of chocolate and lard, Chuck Close's computer art and David Hammon's detritus constructions.


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Library Journal Review

For the past three decades, contemporary artists have been dissolving the boundaries of established art by creating works that neither hang on walls nor adorn pedestals. The artists sometimes struggle against concepts of aesthetic value, permanence, and visual sense. Curator and educator Weintraub has researched and/or interviewed 35 prominent radical artists and here explores the common themes, creative processes, diverse media, and purposes in their works. Devoting one essay to each artist, she provides superb preparation to museum and gallery goers who may be confronting these exasperating works for the first time. The clear, highly sensitive essays discuss Andres Serrano's photo of a crucifix submerged in urine; the half ton of dirty clothes Christian Boltanski piled on a museum floor worn by children of the Holocaust; Janine Antoni's mammoth blocks of chocolate and lard, reflecting compulsions; Chuck Close's computer art; and David Hammon's construction forged from urban refuse. Recommended for collections with an interest in contemporary works.‘Joan Levin, MLS, Chicago (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.