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INVISIBLE ADVERSARIES. Lauren Cornell et al. Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 2016. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 312 pp. with 253 ills. (142 col.) and 89 reference ills. 30 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781936192502 In English.
Swiss binding. Publisher's description: Invisible Adversaries is inspired by the eponymous 1976 feature film by the radical Austrian artist Valie Export. The film presents a woman's struggle to retain her sense of self against hostile alien forces that appear increasingly ubiquitous, colonizing the minds of all those around her. Motifs from the film -- among them, architecture's influence on identity; feminist critique; and the power of political fantasy -- operate as filters through which to consider significant pieces from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. In addition to works by Valie Export, Invisible Adversaries draws primarily from acquisitions of the Marieluise Hessel Collection over the past decade, with works by over 50 artists including Chantal Akerman, Ida Applebroog, Lynda Benglis, Barbara Bloom, Patty Chang, Anne Collier, Reneke Dijkstra, K8 Hardy, Roni Horn, Glenn Ligon, Leigh Ledare, Helen Marten, William Pope.L, Hito Steyerl, Magali Reus, Rachel Rose, Thomas Ruff, Lorna Simpson, Diane Simpson, Jo Spence and Gillian Wearing.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Several Media — Women Artists
Plans: 73,01,05,07,08,17,20
Worldwide Number: 037375
Hardcover $29.95    

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