Sylvia Martin & Beate Ermacora (Eds.)
The creative output of a generation of artists born in the 1970s has turned again to materials and man-made production processes. Both act as a carrier of meaning and attributed values that correspond to collective social frameworks. The 12 artists featured in this book—including Karla Black, Theaster Gates, David Jablonowski and Oscar Tuazon—emphasize alchemistic strategies and gestures of display in the form of three-dimensional installations explicitly aimed at exaggerating the presence of the work. Craft takes priority over media and networks; connections to design and architecture are explored on a different level. Contributions from Robert Fleck, Sylvia Martin, and Gunnar Schmidt trace the significance of materials and materiality to the history of conceptualism, and each artist is represented with a comprehensive introductory essay. This tightly organized exhibition catalog gives necessary due to one of today’s most persistent and important artistic tendencies.
Softcover / 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 160 pp / 160 color
Retail Price: $45.00
HAUS ESTERS / HAUS LANGE, KUNSTMUSEEN KREFELD, GERMANY
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