The Rape of the Sabine Women

Author: Eve Sussman,Michael Juul Holm,Helle Crenzien,Rufus Corporation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788791607622

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Brooklyn-based Eve Sussman founded the Rufus Corporation, an ad hoc group of artists, dancers, actors and musicians who create videos, photographs and live events, in 2003. This volume compiles film stills from two works for which Sussman and her collaborators are most known. "89 Seconds at Alcázar" (2004) is a high-definition video tableau inspired by Diego Velázquez's painting "Las Meninas" (1656). The piece focuses on the 89 seconds when the Spanish royal family and their courtiers would have been in the exact configuration portrayed in the painting. The Rape of the Sabine Women--featuring a mesmerizing score composed by Jonathan Bepler--is an allegorical video that conflates the myth of Romulus' founding of Rome with David's painting "Intervention of the Sabine Women" (1796-99). It is set in an idealized, cinematic version of the 1960s that includes G-men and a decadent party in a chic International Style summer home.

Sexual Violence in Western Thought and Writing

Chaste Rape

Author: V. Vitanza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230337716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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This book focuses on rape narratives as grounding for western thinking about community - from the polis to nation-states - specifically in cultures of thinking , reading , and writing . The author rethinks rape, or sexual violence, through a close examination of how rape is a pedagogy that has become canonized in the form of rape stories.

The Glacier

Author: Jeff Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937512415

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3833

A brilliant and visceral cinematic novel about authenticity and the American condition.

89 seconds at Alcázar

Author: Rufus Corporation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 138

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Artwork by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation. Edited by Karen Young. Text by Eve Sussman. Photography by Bobby Neel Adams, Benedikt Partenheimer. Contributions by Claudia de Serpa Soares.

Eve Sussman, Rufus Corporation, Simon Lee

Whiteonwhite : une expédition :

Author: Lesley Johnstone,Jeff Wood,Eve Sussman,Simon Lee,Jonathan T. D. Neil

Publisher: Mac Montreal


Category: Art

Page: 111

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Publication accompanying the first solo exhibition in Canada of Brooklyn-based artist Eve Sussman and her collaborative team Rufus Corporation. Together they produce interrelated films and videos, photographs and installations developed on numerous journeys through Russia and Central Asia. The focus here is the film installation whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir, which draws on the radial abstractions and reflections on transcendence of Kasimir Malevich, and the fate of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, seen through the lens of science fiction and film noir cinematography. Generated by algorithm, edited in real time and heavily informed by such twentieth-century filmmakers as Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders, the work is a fascinating investigation into space and time, utopia and dystopia, fractured narration and landscapes marked by economic and ecological upheaval. Also featured is a photo series by Simon Lee created during the production. In English and French. Eve Sussman founded the Rufus Corporation in 2003. Rufus Corporation's works have been exhibited and screened internationally and are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.Throughout 2012 Whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir was exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale, and Site Santa Fe.

Zoo Art Fair

Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London

Author: Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 128

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A Journal of Performance and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Space, about a dream

Author: Catherine Hug

Publisher: Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst


Category: Art

Page: 319

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Kunsthalle Wien takes the opportunity to present a kaleidoscopic inventory of important works of art of the past three decades that celebrate, intepret, illustrate, reflect or reinvent the theme of Outer space. Exhibition: Kunsthalle Wien (1.4-15.8.2011).

Olvidando a Velázquez

Las Meninas : Barcelona, Museu Picasso, 15 de mayo-28 de septiembre de 2008

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Modern

Page: 294

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Women in the Classical World

Image and Text

Author: Elaine Fantham,Helene Peet Foley,Natalie Boymel Kampen,Sarah B. Pomeroy,H. A. Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199762163

Category: History

Page: 448

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Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history: the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.C.E. grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete, an Athenian woman who died young; a great number of Roman wives were found guilty of poisoning their husbands, but was it accidental food poisoning, or disease, or something more sinister. Apart from the legends of Cleopatra, Dido and Lucretia, and images of graceful maidens dancing on urns, the evidence about the lives of women of the classical world--visual, archaeological, and written--has remained uncollected and uninterpreted. Now, the lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched Women in the Classical World lifts the curtain on the women of ancient Greece and Rome, exploring the lives of slaves and prostitutes, Athenian housewives, and Rome's imperial family. The first book on classical women to give equal weight to written texts and artistic representations, it brings together a great wealth of materials--poetry, vase painting, legislation, medical treatises, architecture, religious and funerary art, women's ornaments, historical epics, political speeches, even ancient coins--to present women in the historical and cultural context of their time. Written by leading experts in the fields of ancient history and art history, women's studies, and Greek and Roman literature, the book's chronological arrangement allows the changing roles of women to unfold over a thousand-year period, beginning in the eighth century B.C.E. Both the art and the literature highlight women's creativity, sexuality and coming of age, marriage and childrearing, religious and public roles, and other themes. Fascinating chapters report on the wild behavior of Spartan and Etruscan women and the mythical Amazons; the changing views of the female body presented in male-authored gynecological treatises; the "new woman" represented by the love poetry of the late Republic and Augustan Age; and the traces of upper- and lower-class life in Pompeii, miraculously preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Provocative and surprising, Women in the Classical World is a masterly foray into the past, and a definitive statement on the lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome.

Behind the Scenes at Boston Ballet

Author: Christine Temin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 187

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For centuries, ballet companies have been transporting audiences beyond their workaday worlds, one performance at a time. A layperson who sees a ballerina perform in Swan Lake may be thrilled or impressed--may imagine the hours of rehearsal that lie behind each performance or understand something about the demands made on a dancer--but many who appreciate ballet remain unacquainted with all the steps, parts, people, and money that must come together for a world-class company to complete a season of performances. Beyond the flash of lights onstage is a world of physical trainers and fundraisers, artistic directors and executive boards, all laboring to ensure that the show goes on. In this unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the life of a company, former Boston Globe dance critic Christine Temin and photographer Wally Gilbert present a compelling portrait of the Boston Ballet. Their evocative prose and penetrating photography turn the spotlight on all the elements--from toe shoes and costumes to rehearsals and revenue--that come together (or fall apart) in a season. Boston Ballet, in turn, makes a perfect study: After a rash of mysterious firings and defections in the early 2000s, the company seems to have moved past the controversy with a new artistic director and a new schedule of international performances. Its story highlights the tremendous amount of work and energy that goes in before the curtain can ever go up.--Publisher's information.

The English Mannerist Poets and the Visual Arts

Author: L. E. Semler

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637593

Category: Poetry

Page: 281

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In this study, L.E. Semler begins with a comprehensive, historical definition of Mannerism in visual arts from which he derives four key terms that constitute the nucleus of the aesthetic: technical precision, elegance, grazia, and the difficulta:facilita formula. These principles - interwoven with one another and with maniera - are derived from visual arts but are specifically designed to be transferable to any medium. The rest of the book situates the English poets in relation to the visual arts - including painting, limning, gold- and silversmithery, architecture, and garden design - and discusses their verse in relation to the key Mannerist principles.