|Titre :||Claes Oldenburg - Coosje van Bruggen : sculpture by the way|
|Auteurs :||Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Auteur ; Ida Gianelli, Auteur ; Marcella Beccaria, Auteur|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||Milan : Skira, 2006|
|Autre Editeur :||Turin : Castello di Rivoli|
|Format :||367 p. / ill. en coul. / 29 cm|
|Index. décimale :||B (Monographies)|
|Catégories :||OLDENBURG Claes ; SCULPTURE ; VAN BRUGGEN Coosje|
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen define their artistic collaboration as a synthesis of opposites. Characterised by a constant interaction between two strong and distinct identities, their collaboration, approaching the complexity of the contemporary world dynamically, has redefined the concept of sculpture. This is a comprehensive monograph devoted to this celebrated couple of contemporary artists who have, through their collaboration, ventured into new territories, leading their artistic language towards interaction with other disciplines and thus creating a new artistic language; it documents their creative development.
Modifying the language of monumental sculpture created for public spaces, since the end of the seventies these two artists have developed their work bringing it to dimensions that are at times colossal. The monograph, published for a retrospective held at Rivoli Castle, investigates the close ties that exist between their works and architecture. It traces the evolution of their art from the mid-eighties to today placing particular emphasis on works created since the early nineties where dynamic tension resulting from performative gesture has given rise to investigations into issues connected with human frailty faced with the inexorable potency of time.
The volume contains an interview with the artists which is being published for the first time, an anthology of writings, a bio-bibliography and a huge new work specially created for the occasion: Dropped Flower.
The entire artistic development of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, moreover, has always been accompanied by drawings, and in their particular dialogue which is centred on words and images, the artists set down their intuitions on paper. As in their largest works, even the smallest sketch possesses the same depth in content and an ability to convey universal values that reach beyond linguistic or cultural barriers. For the first time, moreover, the genesis of works are presented: these large-scale projects, for which Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen are know the world over, come to life thanks to meticulous work that has unfolded in various phases but remains hidden from the general public. We have the opportunity here to observe their work in progress for the first time, thanks to the inclusion in the exhibition of both models and a corpus of drawings: Solitude for Two 1983-2004, over seventy creations for the most part on the pages of a notebook, intimate studies that allow us to access the creative aspect of works which are often translated into monumental dimensions. [skira.net]
|Note de contenu :||Bibliogr. p. 357-363|
|Edité à l'occasion de l'exposition :||Turin, Castello di Rivoli Museum of contemporary art, du 25 octobre 2006 au 25 février 2007|
|04236||B / OLD||Livre||Centre de documentation||Monographies||Exclu du prêt|