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Hans Haacke
Walter Grasskamp
0714843199
March 2004
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Book Description
Born in Cologne in 1936 and based in New York since 1965, Haacke’s strong political, cultural and social concerns are reflected in his installations, texts and sculptures. Throughout his fifty-year career Haacke has frequently changed the presentation of his art to get his message across. Often borrowing from non-art sources such as corporate advertising, questionnaires or scientific experimentation, Haacke is probably the most successful and best-known late twentieth-century artist to create a political art that manages to hit its mark with succinct elegance. Haacke sometimes works almost as a sleuth-like reporter, uncovering museum politics in his art. This practice has famously led on occasion to museum officials cancelling his exhibitions. For example, his 1971 one-person show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim...


Hans Haacke: We Are Who We Are
Hans Haacke
3901107347
February 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Long known for bringing trenchant analyses of sociopolitical structures into the museum, Hans Haacke has in the past exposed corporations who use art sponsorship to booster their image and slum landlords who hide behind diversified corporations. In his first exhibition in Vienna, the title of which gives its name to this book, Haacke tackles Austria's emotionally laden understanding of its own history and national identity. A larger discourse on "the culture of memory" weaves its way through selected historical works of Haacke's, including his 1999 project for the Reichstag, as well as through the artist's own writings, available here for the first time. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser. Essays by Hans Haacke, Christian Kravagna, Heidemarie Uhl. Foreword by Dietrich Karner. 7.5 x 9.5 in. 19 color, 42 b/w illustrations...


Monuments for the USA
Ralph Rugoff
097250804X
July 2005
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Book Description
Featuring works created by over 60 international artists who were invited by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts to devise plans for a monument for the United States of America. Freed from contextual, budgetary, or practical constraints, the proposals reflect each artist's ideas about the type of monument the people of the United States currently need--or deserve. The submitted drawings, diagrams, maquettes, photo collages, written descriptions, or works in other media are all reproduced, along with texts by the artists, in this fully illustrated catalogue. Among the featured artists are Paul Chan, Sam Durant, Hans Haacke, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Barbara Kruger, Aleksandra Mir, Paul Noble, Jennifer Pastor, Santiago Sierra, Gary Simmons, Do-Ho Suh, Olav Westphalen, and others. Essay by Ralph...


Viewing Matters
Hans Haacke
3928762613
September 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Currently mired in a brouhaha over his Whitney Biennial piece, Haacke may be looking back with affection on this show at Rotterdam's Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in 1996. Haacke was invited not to show his own works but to rehang selections from the permanent collection. More than 200 pieces are grouped into sections titled "Artists," "Reception," "Power/Work," "Alone, Together, Against Each Other," and "Seeing." The juxtaposition of old masters and modern and contemporary works is just one of Haacke's tricks to get the viewer to look at these works in a fresh light. The book may be even more effective than the exhibition in this endeavor, as it allows for cropping to focus on details as well as installation views that emphasize the groupings. An introduction by Haacke touches on political themes and does shed...


Transgressions: The Offences of Art
Anthony Julius
0226415368
March 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Originally published in England in the wake of the media scandals surrounding the rise of Young British Artists, or "YBAs," such as Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Tracey Emin, this somewhat scholarly book seeks to historicize the theater of transgression that has become a mainstay in modern and contemporary visual art. At once a history lesson and a muddled polemic, the book moves through various moments in the progression of scandalous art, from Manet's angry reception in the salons of Paris to Mapplethorpe's public crucifixion in the United States, arguing through a web of quotations and epigrams (Adorno's "Every work of art is an uncommitted crime" is a touchstone) that the transgressive power of visual art has in some way been exhausted, and the enduring criminal mindframe of the modern artist has...


Installation Art in the New Millennium: The Empire of the Senses
Nicolas Oliveira
0500284512
September 2004
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From Booklist
The term installation art describes a diverse array of provocative artworks that bring viewers inside an artist's creation rather than allowing them to stand passively before a static image. Artists' installations feature intense sensory experiences that go beyond the visual and incorporate a vast range of materials and media from household objects to mist to chain saws to naked people to state-of-the-art computer imaging and sound technologies. As de Oliveira and his contributors explain in this exciting international survey, an ever-increasing number of contemporary artists are creating environments that resemble everything from a living room to a library, theater, or hospital in order to explore the nature of time and memory, the relationship between body and mind, ecological concerns, the distinction between...


Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium
James Putnam
0500237905
November 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Curator of the Contemporary Arts & Cultures Program at the British Museum, Putnam explores six distinct but interrelated themes in this fascinating examination of the museum's unconventional role in contemporary art. The book provides a survey of the way museums and their collections have been portrayed and manipulated by contemporary artists and the import this has for the museum's role as cultural interpreter. Putnam first determines museum iconography, the aura it gives exhibited objects, and its sometimes paradoxical use to elevate the mundane or grotesque. He ultimately reveals that, in the postmodern era, artists have made museums less a site for the passive consumption of ostensibly objective, hierarchical values and more an open forum, stimulating inquiry, discourse, and even controversy. The...


Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression
Robert Atkins (Editor)
1595580506
April 2006
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Book Description
A bestselling art historian and a free speech advocate explore subtle new forms of censorship in the art world and beyond."In private, museum people have told me that self-censorship is indeed the order of the day. But it is quite rare for an official to speak about it in public. Self-censorship occurs behind closed doors. There are practically no whistle-blowers."—Hans Haacke, conceptual artist known for his socially and politically engaged artIf your idea of censorship is an anonymous bureaucrat in a government office exercising prudish control over "offensive" art and speech, wake up and smell the conglomeration. Censorship today is just as likely to be the result of a market force or a bandwidth monopoly as a line edit or the covering of a nude sculpture, and the current system of new technologies and economic...


Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression
Robert Atkins (Editor)
1595580972
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A bestselling art historian and a free speech advocate explore subtle new forms of censorship in the art world and beyond."In private, museum people have told me that self-censorship is indeed the order of the day. But it is quite rare for an official to speak about it in public. Self-censorship occurs behind closed doors. There are practically no whistle-blowers."—Hans Haacke, conceptual artist known for his socially and politically engaged artIf your idea of censorship is an anonymous bureaucrat in a government office exercising prudish control over "offensive" art and speech, wake up and smell the conglomeration. Censorship today is just as likely to be the result of a market force or a bandwidth monopoly as a line edit or the covering of a nude sculpture, and the current system of new technologies and economic...


No Art = No City!: Urban Utopias in Contemporary Art (Stadtutopien in der Zeitgenossischen Kunst)
Florian Matzner (Editor)
3775713816
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this age of globally connected information societies--of cell phones, email, home shopping, and the Internet--we retreat deeper and deeper within our own four walls. Yet--and perhaps, consequently--public urban spaces are becoming more and more important, having lost none of their significance as interfaces of human communication. Featured here are more than 30 artists who have developed their own personal visions, utopias, and fantasies of a life in and with the city, realized over 30 years of public projects for the city of Bremen. Included are works by Kim Adams, Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Hans Haacke, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Atelier van Lieshout, Olaf Nicolai, Julian Opie, Panamarenko, Marjetica Potrc, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Ruff, Roman Signer, and Winter/Hörbelt. Edited by...

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