'Contemplating Landscape’ observes, reconsiders and recasts the various elements found in nature: its shapes and forms, their vivacity and impermanence, flora and fauna’s flashes of colour and fluidity. From the abstract and delicately rendered watercolour on paper works to the bold sculptural creations that echo the geometries of those biomorphic patches that flourish across her larger canvas paintings, Tschäpe presents a series of works that transpose the viewer into a space replete with artistic organisms that collectively form the composite of an articulated botanical vision.
This title offers a lavishly illustrated look at the latest exhibition from innovative contemporary artist Janaina Tschape. In the summer of 2008, German-Brazilian artist Janaina Tschape held a critically acclaimed solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Structured around the genetic form of the fabled Chimera from ancient myth, the exhibition showcased Tschape's unique visual style with bright botanical notations intertwined with extraordinary film and photographic works, creating a fantastical environment where the everyday world metamorphosed into a mythical place populated by amazing creatures and fluorescent vegetation. This striking volume presents readers with an unrivalled look at the entire exhibition, bringing it to life with vibrant photographs, superb illustrations, and insightful commentaries.
In a curious botanical milieu peopled with costumed creatures born from myths and folktales, Janaina Tschape makes photographs and video. Melantropics, her first American monograph, documents recent works staged in the 79-acre Saint Louis Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of the country's oldest botanical institutions, and in Rio de Janeiro's John Tyndale-designed Parque Lage. The linked projects incorporate the same costumes and props, leaving viewers to decipher their artificially luxuriant locales. Photographed and filmed during the spring, their subjects serve as transitory blooms and foliage, surrogates for those that have withered and those yet to blossom.
The photographic series 100 Hundred Little Deaths is the artist Janaina Tschape's meditation on mortality, both dark and oddly humorous photographs taken all over the world. The artist lies face down in empty rooms, houses, casxtles, gardens, on beaches, fields, oceans and bridges, daring the viewer to decide, is she sleeping, dead or merely joking? Within the different environments the only constant is her prostrate form, inviting fictions of crime and liberating the artist both as subject and creator from all spatial and temporal boundaries.
Stay in touch. The ongoing catalog of contemporary art, now in its fourth volume. Think of this time as a global go-round of the world’s most influential galleries: if it’s hot in the art world today, it’s in this book. Emerging artists are featured alongside established greats like Chuck Close, David Hockney, or Brice Marden. A to Z entries on more than 100 artists include images of important recent work, an introductory text, and a short exhibition history with bibliographical information. The illustrated appendix collects contact details for the galleries representing the artists as well as auction results of the last few years.
Did you know that we can see with our tongue? Or that we can plug our nervous system directly into a computer? With cybernetics, prosthetics, robotics, nanotechnology and neuroscience altering the way we perceive and experience space, the body has re-emerged as an important architectural site, revealing its astonishing potential as a creative medium.
Pintura Brasileira Séc. XXI
O livro Pintura Brasileira Séc. XXI apresenta um panorama da produção pictórica feita hoje no Brasil. São diversos modos de trabalho e reflexão que ocorrem simultaneamente em diferentes regiões e gerações de artistas plásticos brasileiros.
A pintura concentra uma grande força no cenário das arte plásticas mundial. E o amplo coeficiente de estilos próprios dos artistas presentes no livro, resulta de uma complexa equação de estudos acadêmicos, influências locais, referências internacionais e, principalmente, do estofo poético que cada artista carrega em si. Uns enfatizam o desenho, outros a pincelada ampla e firme, outros ainda a gestualidade voraz, em contraponto àqueles que empregam a cor crua ou os tons suaves.
Além do foco na nova geração de pintores, o livro expõe também a obra de renomados artistas, atuantes no circuito profissional desde os anos 80, dada a sua importância e influência formativa na obra desses jovens.
Com mais de 160 obras de 33 artistas brasileiros, a publicação conta ainda com ensaios dos críticos José Bento Ferreira e Tiago Mesquita.
Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century
More adventurous in scope than other comparable compendiums, "Photo Art" is a vast critical survey of contemporary conceptual-oriented photography. It particularly addresses the work of artists emerging in Western and Eastern Europe--many of whom will be new to American audiences--and presents critical contexts for their work in accompanying essays. Gathering more than 120 image-makers from around the globe, this luscious compendium reads like an international art fair between covers, with the work of artists to watch now and in the future, from established figures to representatives of the newest generation. Among the artists featured here are Roy Arden, the Atlas Group, Seung Woo Back, Richard Billingham, Gerard Byrne, Claude Closky, Natalie Czech, Tacita Dean, Luc Delahaye, Ruud van Empel, J.H. Engström, Charles Fréger, Stephen Gill, G.R.A.M., Beate Gütschow, Jitka Hanzlová, Annika von Hausswolff, Michael Janiszewski, Aglaia Konrad, Justine Kurland, An-My Lê, Jochen Lempert, Zbigniew Libera, Hellen van Meene, Multiplicity, Wangechi Mutu, Mika Ninagawa, Arno Nollen, Gábor Ösz, Peter Piller, Xavier Ribas, Torbjørn Rødland, Anri Sala, Jules Spinatsch, Eve Sussman, Alec Soth, Santiago Sierra, Janaina Tschäpe, Jens Ullrich, Santos R. Vasquez, Qingsong Wang, Michael Wesely, Yang Fudong and Takashi Yasumura. Each artist's work is given a generous four-page spread, and many of these are embellished with installation views, book layouts and shots of artist's websites. Essays by 20 of the world's top international curators and theorists, including Uta Grosenick and Thomas Seelig, along with a glossary of important technical and theoretical terms, make this a definitive and essential volume.
Haunted: Contemporary Photography, Video, Performance
Much of contemporary photography and video seems haunted by the past, by ghostly apparitions that are reanimated in reproductive media, as well as in live performance and the virtual world. By using dated, passé or quasi-extinct stylistic devices, subject matter and technologies, these arts can embody a melancholic longing for an otherwise unrecuperable past. Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance examines the myriad ways by which photographic imagery is incorporated into recent art practices, and in the process underscores the unique power of reproductive media—while documenting a widespread contemporary obsession with accessing and retrieving the past. The works included in Haunted range from individual photographs and photographic series, to sculptures and paintings that incorporate photographic elements, to videos, film, performance and site-specific installations. Drawn primarily from the Guggenheim collection and its recent acquisitions, Haunted features major artists such as Marina Abramovi?, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Gregory Crewdson, Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Anthony Hernandez, Roni Horn, Pierre Huyghe, Joan Jonas, Zoe Leonard, Sally Mann, Ana Mendieta, Annette Messager, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sara VanDerBeek, Jeff Wall and Andy Warhol. A significant part of the survey is dedicated to work created since 2001 by younger artists such as Walead Beshty, Spencer Finch, Ori Gersht and Idris Khan.
Toda criança gosta de fazer arte. Com este livro, crianças de todas as idades poderão conhecer o trabalho de diversos artistas brasileiros e ainda experimentar algumas atividades inspiradas em suas obras. Numa linguagem simples e divertida, Arte brasileira para crianças conta com uma seleção de 100 importantes nomes das artes, apresenta um trabalho e uma pequena biografia de cada um deles, além de propor uma atividade inspirada na obra do artista para as crianças conhecerem diferentes ideias, materiais e maneiras de fazer arte. O livro traz, ainda, um glossário para as crianças aprenderem os mais diversos termos relativos às artes visuais. A brincadeira acontece com os trabalhos de Adriana Varejão, Alfredo Volpi, Beatriz Milhazes, Candido Portinari, Hélio Oiticica, Leonilson, Lygia Clark, Miguel Rio Branco, Nuno Ramos, Tarsila do Amaral, Tunga, entre outros.