Published: May 2011
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Mitchell’s splendid works, daunting intellect, friendships with many preeminent artists and writers, and mind-bogglingly self-destructive behavior are legendary.
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
If there is one central conclusion to be drawn from the recent array of books and catalogues on contemporary women artists, it is that there exists no such thing as women’s art, or even feminist art. Indeed, as many feminist scholars, critics and artists have long argued, possession of a uterus, or identification with feminism, in no way determines, much less defines, the nature of women’s artistic production.
Published: July 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
IN 1975, THE MOSCOW duo Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid collaborated on the performance Where Is the Line Between Us? with theAmerican conceptual artist and critic Douglas Davis. In a documentary montage, the Russian pair and Davis (photographed in their respectivecountries) stand divided by a thick black line, holding two square blackplanks inscribed with the question “where is the line between us?” in English (on Komar and Melamid’s) and Russian (on Davis’s). Created inthe year of the U.S.-Soviet linkup in space, this collaborative project implied that nonconformist artists of the 1970s generation believed in the translatability of their concepts and were seeking an active dialogue with Western colleagues.
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Romy Golan contends that European murals have not received due critical attention for the important part they played in the international “synthesis of the arts” movement that arose in the years straddling World War II.
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Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli