Rashid Johnson

Author: Rashid Johnson

Publisher: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

ISBN: 9785905110719

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Since 2001, Rashid Johnson (born 1977) has risen to international attention with his powerfully visual statements on contemporary culture. Working across painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video and performance, the artist has charted a trajectory that offers fresh readings of art history, social history, psychology and literature. Rashid Johnson: New Work follows the making of the artist's largest work to date: an immersive, living eco-system where fact, fiction, history and mythology converge. Described by the artist as a "brain" that prioritizes poetic rather than logical reason, the work offers unexpected associations between objects, video and sound, that have become untethered from their cultural roots, to provide nuanced readings on cliches of class, nation and race. The first book to follow the development of Johnson's sculptural and installation works, Rashid Johnson: New Work includes an interview with the artist by Kate Fowle and an extensive essay, also by Fowle, which investigates Johnson's influences and references. The New Work series examines in depth the making of a large-scale work, focusing on methods of research and production to provide new perspectives on the practice of a mid-career or established artist whose work resonates across cultures.

The Irony Tower

Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost

Author: Andrew Solomon

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group


Category: Art

Page: 310

View: 4088

Describes how glasnost has improved the fortunes of formerly obscure, Soviet avant-garde artists, and changed Russian life in general

Frozen Dreams (Russian Edition)

Author: Joanna Vickery

Publisher: Transglobe Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780956794253


Page: 296

View: 3424

Russia has undergone an amazing cultural and political transformation over the past forty years. How has its rapidly changing social landscape shaped its art? And how does art effect social and cultural change within Russia? This generously illustrated volume explores these questions by presenting a broad but balanced selection of work by eighty Russian artists working from the 1970s to the present day. It features many newcomers, including Alexei Kallima, Kerim Ragimov and Olga Chernysheva alongside such well-established names as Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Eric Bulatov, Boris Mikhailov and AES+F. With more than 600 colour illustrations, perceptive interviews, in-depth profiles and three essays by leading scholars and collectors, Frozen Dreams will be an essential guide to a hitherto neglected area and an up-to-the-minute cultural portrait of an exciting artistic arena.

Nsk from Kapital to Capital

Neue Slowenische Kunst--An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia

Author: Zdenka Badovinac,Eda Cufer,Anthony Gardner

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262029957


Page: 600

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This book is the generously illustrated, lavishly documented, critically narrated story of one of the most significant art collectives of the late twentieth century. In 1984, three groups of artists in post-Tito Yugoslavia -- the music and multimedia group Laibach, the visual arts group Irwin, and the theater group Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater -- came together to form the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective. Adopting the symbols, codes, appearances, and discourses of fascism, nationalism, state power, socialist-realist, and avant-garde art, and pushing the strategies of overidentification and subversive affirmation to their limits, NSK exposed the common foundations of various regimes, systems, and ideologies, while affirming that "art and totalitarianism are not mutually exclusive." Employing music, video, film, exhibitions, writing, graphic design, architecture, theater, and public relations to probe the aesthetic possibilities of declining socialism and proliferating capitalism, NSK introduced an idiosyncratic version of postmodernism (the Retro-Avant-Garde) into the globalizing cultural sphere. Combining primary documents, period artifacts, critical essays, and contextual notes, NSK from Kapital to Capital documents NSK's collective practice during the final decade of Yugoslavia--from the first (and banned) Laibach concert (1980) in a small proletarian mining town in Slovenia to the series of projects launched by individual NSK groups entitled Kapital (1991-92). This illuminating chronicle of NSK's work and its reception is produced in conjunction with the first major museum exhibition devoted to NSK. Designed by Novi Kolektivizem (New Collectivism), the graphic design section of NSK, the cover of each individual copy of the book is printed with a custom detail; no two covers exactly are the same. ContributorsEda ufer, Goran orevi, Slavoj Žižek, Marina Gržini, Rastko Monik, Marina Gržini, Lev Kreft, Tomaž Mastnak, Mladen Dolar, Chrissie Iles, Boris Groys, Inke Arns, Alexei Monroe, Brian Holmes, Catherine Wood, Daniel Ricardo Quiles, Anthony Gardner, Barbara Bori, Alexei Yourcak, Dejan Krši and others Copublished with Moderna Galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Exhibition: Moderna galerija, Ljubljana: 12 May--17 August 2015 Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven: March--August, 2016Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow: Fall 2016.

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

The Utopian Projects

Author: Ilya Kabakov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783735604620

Category: Artists' preparatory studies

Page: 124

View: 8957

Acclaimed Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been working collaboratively for nearly 30 years.Although built with unbridled imagination and optimism, their installation-based works are directly inspired by the life of a regular citizen under the totalitarian government, the dangers and illusions of utopia, the desire to escape from oppression of Soviet state, limitations of everyday life into dreams and fantasies.Spanning the years between 1985 and the present day, the exhibition The Utopian Projects in the Hirshhorn Museum features more than 20 of the Kabakovs' maquettes and whimsical models. This new publication gives insight into the ideas and realization of the Utopian Projects.Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (7 September 2017 - 29 April 2018).

Exhibit Russia

The New International Decade 1986-1996

Author: Kate Fowle,Ruth Addison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9785905110528

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 4502

Exhibit Russia is the first publication to reveal how the Russian art scene connected to the rest of the world during the turbulent decade following the adoption of the economic reforms known as perestroika. Focusing on those major group exhibitions and events which jettisoned Russian artists to international attention, or introduced Russian publics to Western art stars, the book provides readers with a unique perspective into the dawning of the global art world. First-hand accounts from leading curators, artists and writers of the time describe the stories behind each exhibition, which are illustrated through rare installation views and archival material. These are accompanied by reprinted articles from magazines, including Flash Art, Art in America and Moscow Art Magazine. The book concludes with a chronology, in which exhibitions are listed in relation to the key historical moments of the decade. Featured artists, curators and critics include: Jan Aman, Joseph Backstein, Veronika Bode, Shaun Caley, Ekaterina Degot, Sandra Frimmel, Jamey Gambrell, Vladimir Gorainov, Michael Govan, Boris Groys, Alanna Heiss, Georgy Litichevsky, Natalia Nikitina, Simon de Pury, David Ross, Tair Salakhov, Aidan Salakhova, Lisa Schmitz, Sergei Serp, Olga Sviblova, Zelfira Tregulova, Margarita Tupitsyn and Amei Wallach.

Station to Station

Author: Doug Aitken

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791354545

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 5140

This illuminating new book tells the story of Doug Aitken's Station to Station project, a nomadic happening that crossed North America by train and continues to explore creativity in the modern landscape. Stunning full-color illustrations and multiple conversations with Aitken onboard the train document the journey from East to West. In addition to 150 images, this book includes an introduction by Dean Kuipers and interviews with Beck, Bice Curiger, Scott Dadich, Dan Deacon, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Liz Glynn, Carsten Holler, Thurston Moore, Giorgio Moroder, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, and many more."

Convex Optimization

Algorithms and Complexity

Author: Sébastien Bubeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601988607

Category: Convex domains

Page: 142

View: 8264

This monograph presents the main complexity theorems in convex optimization and their corresponding algorithms. It begins with the fundamental theory of black-box optimization and proceeds to guide the reader through recent advances in structural optimization and stochastic optimization. The presentation of black-box optimization, strongly influenced by the seminal book by Nesterov, includes the analysis of cutting plane methods, as well as (accelerated) gradient descent schemes. Special attention is also given to non-Euclidean settings (relevant algorithms include Frank-Wolfe, mirror descent, and dual averaging), and discussing their relevance in machine learning. The text provides a gentle introduction to structural optimization with FISTA (to optimize a sum of a smooth and a simple non-smooth term), saddle-point mirror prox (Nemirovski's alternative to Nesterov's smoothing), and a concise description of interior point methods. In stochastic optimization it discusses stochastic gradient descent, mini-batches, random coordinate descent, and sublinear algorithms. It also briefly touches upon convex relaxation of combinatorial problems and the use of randomness to round solutions, as well as random walks based methods.


Art, Politics & Society in Russia at the Turn of the Decade

Author: Marta Dziewańska,Ekaterina Degotʹ,Ilya Budraitskis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788393381845

Category: Art

Page: 332

View: 9125

By placing emerging artists in their political and social contexts, this book attempts to confront the activist scene that has arisen in the Russian art world during the past years. The recent explosion of protests in Russia is a symptom of a fundamental change in culture heralded by Vladimir Putin's second election (2007). While much of what is emerging is too new to be completely understood, this volume seeks to bring to light the important work of Russian artists today and to explicate the political environment that has given rise to such work. Post-Post-Soviet features both criticism by writers and scholars, as well as dialogues with artists which are preceded with an extensive timeline of artistic and sociopolitical context.

Consumer Behaviour in Action

Author: Peter Ling,Steven D'Alessandro,Hume Winzar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195525601

Category: Consumer behavior

Page: 544

View: 5261

Consumer Behaviour in Action introduces marketing students to the fundamental concepts of consumer behaviour in a contemporary context. The text provides a distinctly balanced approach as it balances theory with practical applications and research methods for understanding consumers. Practicalexamples and case studies provide global, regional and local industry examples. Research and insights from fields such as psychology, sociology and complex systems are included. Extended cases studies covering topics such as Nike, Cricket Australia, Target, and McDonalds in overseas markets, drawtogether each part of the book to bring together the themes discussed and encourage students to encourage a deeper understanding of the material. The accompanying enriched oBook and supplementary digital resources provides superior ready-to-use support for both students and lecturers.


Author: Margarita Tupitsyn,Viktor Tupitsyn,David Morris

Publisher: Afterall Books

ISBN: 9783960980230


Page: 240

View: 6889

A collective of artists, a gallery and a movement, APTART was a series of self-organized “anti-shows” that took place in a private apartment and outdoor spaces in Moscow between 1982 and 1984. These covert and anarchic actions, which soon came into conflict with the Soviet authorities, represented a collective attempt to rethink the politics of exhibition-making and the making of a public in the absence of a public sphere. The first comprehensive publication on APTART, this book presents extensive photographic documentation of all their activities alongside archival texts from contributing artists and documents from the time. Main essays by Margarita Tupitsyn and Victor Tupitsyn offer a detailed elucidation of the movement’s history and guiding concepts; and further analysis is provided by contributions from Alexandra Danilova and Elena Kuprina-Lyakhovich, Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Richard Goldstein, Sven Gundlakh, Ilya Kabakov, David Morris and Valerie Smith.

Generalized Low Rank Models

Author: Madeleine Udell,Corinne Horn,Reza Zadeh,Stephen Boyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680831405

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 1425

Principal components analysis (PCA) is a well-known technique for approximating a tabular data set by a low rank matrix. Here, we extend the idea of PCA to handle arbitrary data sets consisting of numerical, Boolean, categorical, ordinal, and other data types. This framework encompasses many well-known techniques in data analysis, such as nonnegative matrix factorization, matrix completion, sparse and robust PCA, k-means, k-SVD, and maximum margin matrix factorization. The method handles heterogeneous data sets, and leads to coherent schemes for compressing, denoising, and imputing missing entries across all data types simultaneously. It also admits a number of interesting interpretations of the low rank factors, which allow clustering of examples or of features. We propose several parallel algorithms for fitting generalized low rank models, and describe implementations and numerical results.

Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work

Author: Massimiliano Gioni,Gary Carrion-Murayari

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714873695

Category: Art

Page: 408

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The most comprehensive monograph in print on this provocative artist, who has helped to redefine contemporary art This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibon's entire career to date includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fields, and a recent interview with the artist. Beginning with childhood drawings, the book moves through to his mature work, which embraces both high and low culture.

Artists' Magazines

An Alternative Space for Art

Author: Gwen Allen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262015196

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 4207

During the 1960s and 1970s, magazines became an important new site of artistic practice, functioning as an alternative exhibition space for the dematerialized practices of conceptual art. Allen looks at the most important of these magazines in their heyday and compiles an illustrated directory of hundreds of others.


Future Present

Author: Matthew S. Witkovsky,Carol S. Eliel,Karole P. B. Vail

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300214790


Page: 324

View: 6747

"The pioneering artist László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) worked across a range of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, advertising, and theater. This publication, which offers a fresh and extensive examination of his output, accompanies the first major American survey of Moholy's oeuvre in nearly a half century and represents the most extensive English-language book on the artist in thirty years. The catalogue reproduces a vast selection of Moholy's early paintings and photograms, his whimsical photomontages--all of which are reproduced together here for the first time--and late works in Plexiglas. Distinguished scholars offer new insights into his materials and working methods; the relation among writing, administration, and art making in his practice; and his influence on contemporary art. Particular emphasis is given to Moholy's American years and his leadership of the Chicago Bauhaus as well as his reception as a painter"--

Grammar of Freedom/Five Lessons: Works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection

Author: Kate Fowle,Ruth Addison,Snejana Krasteva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9785905110511

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 4374

In the summer of 2013, the curators of Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Ljubljana's Moderna Galerija began to discuss mounting an exhibition in Moscow of the Arteast 2000+ Collection, the first museum collection focused on Eastern European postwar avant-garde artists. As Kate Fowle writes in her introduction, "Never before in Russia had there been an exhibition dedicated to presenting art from Eastern Europe in a way that integrated Russian artists into the story." Grammar of Freedom/Five Lessons begins an inquiry into the network of artistic influences in the "former East." The show and the catalogue propose a "grammar," or set of tools, that sheds light on how artistic strategies have created resistance to--or provided alternative commentaries on--a range of social and political situations. More than 60 artists and art collectives from Eastern Europe and countries of the former USSR are included, with works ranging from the 1960s up to the present day. Featured artists include Marina Abramovic, Geta Bratescu, Ion Grigorescu, Sanja Ivekovic, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Dan Perjovschi and Mladen Stilinovic, among others.

Ilya Kabakov

the man who flew into space from his apartment

Author: Boris Groĭs

Publisher: Afterall Books


Category: Art

Page: 43

View: 560

An illustrated study of one of Ilya Kabakov's most fantastic installations.

Impressionist and Modern

The Art and Collection of Fritz Gross

Author: Catherine Whistler

Publisher: Ashmolean Museum

ISBN: 9780907849971

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Fritz Gross, architect, designer, and artist is as well known for his own work, as he is for collecting the works of many of the great Impressionist and modern masters. This outstanding catalogue presents sixty-four paintings, prints, and drawings from Gross's private collection, including works by Degas, Picasso, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin, in addition to his own critically-acclaimed architectural and design patterns. In setting illustrations of Gross's own work side by side with those of the Impressionist and modern masters, the volume demonstrates not only Gross's taste as a collector but his position as an artist.

Blood Memory

Episode Two

Author: Perrin Briar

Publisher: Briar Patch Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 7080

Blood Never Forgets The survivors of the shipwreck coalesce on the land, but one of their number is missing. They wait for three days, with disastrous consequences. They make a plan for the future, but it means dealing with someone even more dangerous than the creatures on the land... PRAISE FOR BLOOD MEMORY: “I just love zombie books, but the problem is they are mostly the same. Perrin Briar adds his own unique spin on things with no shortage of blood and gore. I give it 5 stars.” –Brodie “When it comes to horror and gore, then ‘Bloody Memory’ has plenty of it, plenty of pus ridden and rotten bodies roaming the pages in all their gory glory.” –D. Elliot Buy Your Copy NOW!