Builded Remnants: Berndnaut Smilde. Damiani Editore, Bologna, 2017. Published in association with Ronchini Gallery, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 112 pp. 123 ills. (115 col.). 25 x 31 cm. ISBN 9788862085328 In English.
Publisher's description: Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde (born 1978) combines Dutch interior painting with contemporary media and conceptual techniques. In his Nimbus series, Smilde creates a real cloud in interior spaces, depicting a moment of fragility in evocative locations. This first monograph also documents his wider investigations into nature, science and the uncanny.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Netherlands — Post-2000 — Installation Art
Worldwide Number: 182517
Hardcover $50.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)
Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation. Monique Kerman. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature, New York, 2017. 270 pp. 29 col. ills. 22 x 16 cm. LC 2017-949206 ISBN 9783319651989 In English.
Publisher's description: This book explores the notable roles that contemporary British artists of African descent have played in the multicultural context of postwar Britain. In four key case studies -- Magdalene Odundo, Veronica Ryan, Mary Evans, and Maria Amidu -- Monique Kerman charts their impact through analysis of works, activities, and exhibitions. The author elucidates each of the artists' creative response to their unique experience and examines how their work engages with issues of history, identity, diaspora, and the distillation of diverse cultural sources. The study also includes a comparative discussion of art broadly defined as 'black British,' in order to question assumptions concerning racial and ethnic identities that the artists often negotiate through their works -- particularly the expectation or 'burden' of representing minority or marginalized communities. Readers are thus challenged to unburden the artists herein and celebrate their work on its own terms.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1970 — Several Media, Installation Art — Women Artists, Non-American Minority Artists
Worldwide Number: 181949
Hardcover $99.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect. Antonio Sergio Beesa and Jessamyn Fiore. Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, 2017. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven. 184 pp. 113 ills. (68 col.). 26 x 20 cm. LC 2017-936737 ISBN 9780300230437 In English.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Several Media, Installation Art
Worldwide Number: 038145
Hardcover $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)
John Bock: Wesensprasenz No. 4d. (John Bock: Presence of Being, No. 4d). Ed. by Thomas Kohler and Stefanie Heckmann. Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum fur Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin, 2017. Published in association with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 304 pp. 343 col. ills. 23 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783960980933 Bilingual in English and German.
Publisher's description: German sculptor, draftsman, action artist, filmmaker and author John Bock (born 1965) explores themes of material corporeality in installations and exhibitions. This volume explores his oeuvre, which draws on processes such as fermentation and decay.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-2000 — Video/Film/Performance, Installation Art
Worldwide Number: 084374
Paperbound $39.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)
Nick Cave: Until. Denise Markonish et al. MASS MoCA/Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, 2017. Published by DelMonico Books, Prestel Publishing, New York. 200 pp. 200 col. ills. 29 x 23 cm. LC 2016-50801 ISBN 9783791356051 In English.
Publisher's description: This generously illustrated book takes readers inside Nick Cave's newest work: an enormous, elaborate journey through the workings of the artistic mind. Nick Cave's 'Soundsuits; -- exuberant, brightly colored wearable sculptures adorned with buttons, hair, toys and other found objects -- have made him one of the best-known contemporary artists. This book documents his most extensive work to date, turning his art inside out. Until fills MASS MoCA's football field- sized gallery, without a single Soundsuit to be found. Instead Cave takes us inside the belly of one of his iconic sculptures with an immersive environment populated by a dazzling array of found objects, echoing some of Cave's and America's most confounding dilemmas: gun violence, racial inequality, injustice within our cities' police departments, and death. An installation diary and numerous images reveal how an idea becomes reality. Until also incorporates special appearances by dancers, singer/ songwriters, and poets, as well as community forums, and opportunities for public debate and engagement.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Installation Art — African American Artists
Worldwide Number: 037693
Hardcover $49.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)