|Titre :||A forest of signs : Art in the crisis of representation|
|Auteurs :||MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles (Los Angeles), Auteur ; Ann Goldstein ; Mary Jane Jacob ; Anne Rorimer ; Howard Singerman|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||Cambridge : The MIT Press - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989|
|Autre Editeur :||Los Angeles : MOCA|
|Format :||176 p. / Relié; ill. n.b. et coul. / 29 cm|
|Index. décimale :||GE (Exposition de groupes à l'étranger)|
|Catégories :||ART CRITIQUE ; BAIM Richard ; BARRY Judith ; BECKMAN Ericka ; BENDER Gretchen ; BIRNBAUM Dara ; BLOOM Barbara ; BRAUNTUCH Troy ; CHARLESWORTH Sarah ; CRISE ; GOLDSTEIN Jack ; HOLZER Jenny ; JOHNSON Larry ; JONES Ronald ; KELLEY Mike ; KOONS Jeff ; KRUGER Barbara ; LAWLER Louise ; LAWSON Thomas ; LEVINE Sherrie ; LONGO Robert ; McCOLLUM Allan ; MULLICAN Matt ; NAGY Peter ; PRINA Stephen ; PRINCE Richard ; REPRESENTATION ; SHERMAN Cindy ; SIMMONS Laurie ; STEINBACH Haim ; SYROP Mitchell ; WELLING James ; WILLIAMS Christopher|
A Forest of Signs documents a major exhibition of critical art in the last decade, one that marks a change in the art world, perhaps even in the broader culture. The thread of representation ties together the work of the 30 artists included in the book, encompassing such issues as allegory, appropriation, and commodification, the role of the artist, and the functions of authorship and originality in vesting meaning in art. Much of the work is provocative, challenging the way we look at art, the way we talk about it, where we see it, and how we buy it.
The development of these issues and their role in shifting the focus of much recent art from insistence on the art as object, to a host of representations is addressed in four essays and a section of "artists' pages." In the first essay, exhibition co-organizer Ann Goldstein discusses the individual artists and points to key issues and methods in their art. The artists themselves are represented by a 60 page portfolio of their works. Designed by the artists, these pages include personal statements, the remarks of others, works made specifically for the book and works using the tools of mechanical reproduction.
In the three essays that follow, Anne Rorimer, former Curator of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, traces the roots of recent American art to the development of international conceptualism in the 1960s and early 1970s; Mary Jane Jacob, exhibition co-organizer and MOCA Chief Curator, places the artists within the current trends of European as well as American art; and editor and critic Howard Singerman examines the relationship of recent art to its circle of critics and to the emergence of critical theory.
|Note de contenu :||Chronologie des expositions, dates et lieux d'activité des artistes, index.|
|Edité à l'occasion de l'exposition :||Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, du 7 mai au 13 juin 1989|
|06710||GE / USA 89||Livre||Centre de documentation||Exposition de groupes à l'étranger||Exclu du prêt|