Alexandre da Cunha by Zoë GrayThis is the first survey catalog of Brazilian-born, London-based artist Alexandre da Cunha. The works considered span from 2004-2012. Da Cunha takes everyday objects beach towels, curtain railings, mop heads and turns them into sculptures that, at a cursory glance, ask to be considered formally, within Modernist and Minimalist language. It is only through the nullification of these items utility that da Cunha can poke fun, not only at our knee-jerk art historical and cultural associations, but also at our notions of functionality.
Teresita Fernández : As Above So Below by Alexandra Foradas (Curated by)Describing a universe in balance, the phrase "as above, so below" originates from the ancient Hermetic tradition central to alchemy, in which every action occurring on one level of reality (physical, emotional, or mental) correlates to every other. Responding to MASS MoCA's massive and light-filled first-floor galleries, Fernández's trio of new landscape-informed, large-scale installations embodies this expression, and is united through the show's elaborately detailed exploration of two essential minerals. Fernández combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic.
Catalog of an exhibition held in Caracas, Mar.-Apr. 1993.
Lygia Pape by Lygia Pape (Artist); Briony Fer (Text by); Daniel Birnbaum (Text by)A founding member of Brazil's Neo-Concrete movement, Lygia Pape (1927-2004) valued art that favoured the primacy of the viewer and his or her sensorial experience. Pape's geometric abstractions explored rich territory via the media of sculpture, drawing, engraving, filmmaking and installation. This publication brings together a group of works spanning from 1955 to 2001.
Call Number: N6659.P32 A4 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-23
Mónica Mayer: When in Doubt ... Ask: a Retrocollective Exhibit by Karen Cordero ReimanAs the retrocollective of the title suggests, the first retrospective of Mónica Mayer’s work will emphasize the collaborative nature of the Mexican artist, critic, and activist’s forty-year feminist art practice. Highlighting her engagements with such coconspirators as Victor Lerma and Maris Bustamante, the show will also underscore the importance of Mayer’s dialogue with north-of-the-border associates Suzanne Lacy and the members of Los Angeles’s Feminist Studio Workshop and Woman’s Building.
Gabriel Orozco by Gabriel OrozcoThe book is the most complete monograph of artist Orozco (b. Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico,1962) published to date, covering his career with a selection of his most representative works from the late 1980's to the present.
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Haggin Museum, January 17-February 21, 1988.
Rigoberto Díaz Julián
Nochixtlán: Manual de Técnicas Para el Uso de la Fuerza by Rigoberto Díaz JuliánHere, Rigoberto Díaz Julián has juxtaposed two texts: written instructions for police for the use of force and images from a 2016 confrontation between police and protesters in Oaxaca, Mexico. The protesters were blocking a highway, demonstrating against President Nieto’s educational reforms, and by the end of the protest 8 people would be killed by firearms. Throughout Nochixtlán, the instructional text moves through different levels of force used by police: verbal deterrence, physical restraint, use of non-lethal weapons, and use of lethal weapons. The calm and corporate tone of the instructions contrasts with the chaos of the images of protest, revealing the ease at which police violence occurs, and is excused. 32 pages. 11.5 cm x 16.5 cm. Perfect Binding. Risograph Printing.
Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson's Art of Dissidence and Dreams by Norma E. Cantú (Editor)Liliana Wilson's art of resistance and protest, dissidence and dreams, consistently calls attention to injustice.Wilson belongs to a group of Chilean artists who were intimately shaped by the political turmoil and repression in Chile in the 1970s and 1980s and who have become self-exiled artists working outside of Chile but who are still tied to the political period and to its issues and concerns.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-11-18
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra by Sandra Vasquez de la Horra (Artist)This book is published in conjunction with the exhibitions 'Vuela Mi Alma', Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht July 11- October 24, 2010, 'Tu Pelo es mi Bandera', Nolan Judin Berlin, Berlin May 1-June 5, 2010, 'O, sole mio!', Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, January 6-February 9, 2010
Alejandra Seeber: Picture This by Valentina LiernurPicture This presents an expansive non-chronological introduction to Alejandra Seeber's artistic practice. From Tablecloth, 1991 to Surfer, 2018, the book tracks the artist's aesthetic concerns and strategies as she negotiates and undoes a number of dominating structural binaries such as high/low, abstraction/figuration, modern/postmodern, and center/periphery.
Migrations by Sebastiaõ SalgadoIn photographs taken over seven years and across more than thirty-five countries, Migrations documents the epic displacement of the world's people at the close of the twentieth century." "Migrations documents the world-altering phenomenon of mass migration. Salgado's images collectively serve as a metaphor for the hundreds of millions of people who, in an elemental struggle for survival, have ruptured their ties with land and tradition in a flight toward other destinies.
Reflex: a Vik Muniz Primer by Vik MunizVik Muniz has come to stand out as one of the most articulate and innovative artists of his generation, equally at home working with images of chocolate sauce, spaghetti marinara, or the detritus of hole punchers. In doing so, he has carved out a unique niche within contemporary photography: one of trickster and philosopher as well as creator of compelling and delightful images.
El Muro: The Wall by Eduardo Hernández SantosEl muro by Eduardo Hernández Santos is ten triptych photographs documenting the Cuban LGBTQ community. "Working in the dark of night he printed them on expired photo paper and with exhausted chemistry, in his bedroom-turned-darkroom in Centro Habana. Hernández then adhered lines of poetry by the late Cuban poet and playwright Virgilio Piñera to the photographs of the wall, metaphorically breaking down the mortar that supports the hateful edifice of heteronormativity that confines his subjects to the edge of the city. Also included is a bi-lingual translation of the lines by poet Virgilio Piñera and the individual letters Hernandez added to the photographs of the wall, which are abbreviations of pejorative terms used in Cuba to refer to homosexuals. Wire-o binding opening to 20" so the triptychs may be viewed in full. Edition of 1200. 9 x 14; 18 leaves (2 pink free end sheets, 1 pink divider, 10 photograph fold outs, 5 text pages). Ten black and white triptych photographs, two bilingual essays, and a glossary. Printed by duotone offset lithography on Shine, a luminous mica-coated acid-free paper, with three sheets of translucent magenta paper separating the photographs and essays.
Call Number: Artists' Books N7433.4.H476 M87 2009
Publication Date: 2008
El Ojo de la Mano by Arturo Duclos; curator Guillermo MachucaCatalog of exhibition of Arturo Duclos (Santiago, 1959) at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago in 1995, divided in three 'portfolios.' Texts by Dan Cameron, Guillermo Machuca, Nelly Richard, and an interview with the artist by Adriana Valdés.