Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres❴Epub❵ ❤ Felix Gonzalez-Torres Author Julie Ault – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Felix Gonzalez Torres, one of the most influential artists of his generation, lived and worked resolutely according to his own idealistic principles, determined to make this a better place for everyon Felix Gonzalez Torres, one of the most influential artists of his generation, lived and worked resolutely according to his own idealistic principles, determined to make this a better place for everyone He combined elements of Conceptual art, Minimalism, political activism, and poetic beauty in an ever expanding arsenal of media, including public billboards, give away piles of candy and posters, and ordinary objects clocks, mirrors, light fixtures used to startling effect His work challenged the notions of public and private space, originality, authorship and most significantly the authoritative structures in which he and his viewers functioned Editor Julie Ault has amassed the first comprehensive monograph to span Gonzalez Torres s career In the spirit of his method, she rethinks the very idea of what a monograph should be The book, which places strong emphasis on the written word, contains newly commissioned texts by Robert Storr and Miwon Kwon among other notables, as well as significant critical essays, exhibition statements, transcripts from lectures, personal correspondence, and writings that influenced Gonzalez Torres and his work Ample visual documentation adds another important layer of content We see works not just in their completed state, but often in process, which for Gonzalez Torres could mean the process of disappearing as viewers interacted with them A crucial reference. Wonderful book even if you are not familiar with the artist He was among the many artists in the 1980s and 90s whose work protested the right wing shift in American politics and the lean towards intellectual laziness by Americans at the time He was openly gay and much of his work addressed the AIDS crisis He hoped to reach a wide audience, not just academia, by making his work an experience of some kind, whether visual or interactive The book also includes academic texts that are vital to hi Wonderful book even if you are not familiar with the artist He was among the many artists in the 1980s and 90s whose work protested the right wing shift in American politics and the lean towards intellectual laziness by Americans at the time He was openly gay and much of his work addressed the AIDS crisis He hoped to reach a wide audience, not just academia, by making his work an experience of some kind, whether visual or interactive The book also includes academic texts that are vital to his work, or, I d say, are just vital, period These include authors such as Brecht, Rilke, Barthes, Duras, Sontag The book s editor was a friend, and there is a very loving feel to the book, the need in grief and loss to get it right The artist died in 1996 from AIDS and he had already lost his lover, which he processed in his art which attempted to activate empathy for the communities and individuals who were being ravaged by this disease This book was given to me by a friend a month after I lost my husband to cancer, another disease characterized by wasting, and it helped me conceptualize both the trauma that I needed to overcome, how I wanted to proceed with the memorial celebration of life, and how I wanted to actually celebrate his life through art and design Hands down, one of the best collections of critical writings on any artist.

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    EPUB is an ebook file format that uses the epub His work challenged the notions of public and private space, originality, authorship and most significantly the authoritative structures in which he and his viewers functioned Editor Julie Ault has amassed the first comprehensive monograph to span Gonzalez Torres s career In the spirit of his method, she rethinks the very idea of what a monograph should be The book, which places strong emphasis on the written word, contains newly commissioned texts by Robert Storr and Miwon Kwon among other notables, as well as significant critical essays, exhibition statements, transcripts from lectures, personal correspondence, and writings that influenced Gonzalez Torres and his work Ample visual documentation adds another important layer of content We see works not just in their completed state, but often in process, which for Gonzalez Torres could mean the process of disappearing as viewers interacted with them A crucial reference. Wonderful book even if you are not familiar with the artist He was among the many artists in the 1980s and 90s whose work protested the right wing shift in American politics and the lean towards intellectual laziness by Americans at the time He was openly gay and much of his work addressed the AIDS crisis He hoped to reach a wide audience, not just academia, by making his work an experience of some kind, whether visual or interactive The book also includes academic texts that are vital to hi Wonderful book even if you are not familiar with the artist He was among the many artists in the 1980s and 90s whose work protested the right wing shift in American politics and the lean towards intellectual laziness by Americans at the time He was openly gay and much of his work addressed the AIDS crisis He hoped to reach a wide audience, not just academia, by making his work an experience of some kind, whether visual or interactive The book also includes academic texts that are vital to his work, or, I d say, are just vital, period These include authors such as Brecht, Rilke, Barthes, Duras, Sontag The book s editor was a friend, and there is a very loving feel to the book, the need in grief and loss to get it right The artist died in 1996 from AIDS and he had already lost his lover, which he processed in his art which attempted to activate empathy for the communities and individuals who were being ravaged by this disease This book was given to me by a friend a month after I lost my husband to cancer, another disease characterized by wasting, and it helped me conceptualize both the trauma that I needed to overcome, how I wanted to proceed with the memorial celebration of life, and how I wanted to actually celebrate his life through art and design Hands down, one of the best collections of critical writings on any artist. "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 410 pages
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres
  • Julie Ault
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 3865211968