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Birnbaum, Daniel 1963-

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Most widely held works by Daniel Birnbaum
Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks by Daniel Birnbaum( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a period when artistic developments no longer proceed via tidy movements, when narratives of progress no longer hold sway, when the art world has not one centre but many, this title provides the reader with all the materials to compose a picture of the most vital period in art: our own
Olafur Eliasson by Madeleine Grynsztejn( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With images that suggest a modern day Caspar David Friedrich, sculptor, installation artist and photographer Olafur Eliasson recreates in elegant forms the extremes of the landscape and the atmospheric conditions of his native Denmark, resulting in a kind of techno-Romanticism. Now based in Berlin, Eliasson rebuilds in the gallery fragments of a faraway land: icebergs at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 'windmills' at the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark. For Eliasson, immaterial sensations such as temperature, smell, taste, air and magnetic waves become sculptural elements. A simple circular cut in the ceiling of a gallery in Los Angeles, for example, recreates the feeling of the weak Scandinavian sun, and becomes a kind of giant sun-clock reminiscent of both Gordon Matta-Clark's architectural cut-outs and the oculus of the Pantheon." "In her survey, curator Madeleine Grynsztejn examines the unique position of the artist, overlapping technological and artistic innovation in the creation of his art. Critic and curator Daniel Birnbaum discusses with the artist the role of location and the immediate environment in both his gallery (indoor) and remote-site (outdoor) work. Architectural theorist Michael Speaks looks in his Focus at the work Green river (1998) particularly in relation to filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni's 1964 film, Red Desert. The artist has selected an extract from Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution (1907) dealing with our subjective, visual response to nature, a theme central also in the artist's own work. Olafur Eliasson's writings include an essay on that most banal of topics, the weather, and an open letter entitled 'Dear Everybody' addressed to the viewers."--Jacket
Doug Aitken by Daniel Birnbaum( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally acclaimed work of the American video and installation artist. American video and installation artist Doug Aitken (b.1968) exploded onto the international art scene with his multi-screen work electric earth, which captivated audiences at the Venice and Whitney biennales in 1999. This work focused on the bizarre nocturnal experiences of a young man exploring the edges of Los Angeles, presenting dream-like sequences that rearrange the linear flow of narrative into a series of unforgettable, disjointed photographic tableaux. Like much of his work, it contrasts the high-tech speed of contemporary daily life with the monotony of the urban landscape. In other works he has explored the eerie, desterted atmosphere of Jonestown, Guyana, the site of the notorious mass suicide of religious cultists (monsoon, 1997); a remote diamond-mining region of Namibia, closed to outsiders since 1908 (diamond sea, 1997); and the collective dreams of India's Bollywood film industry (into the sun, 1999). Portraying some of contemporary art's most beautiful imagery, Aitken's installations encircle the viewer, creating a suspended, hyperreal portrait of contemporary life
Wolfgang Tillmans : lighter by Wolfgang Tillmans( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since winning the Turner Prize in 2000 for his 1990s oeuvre of portraits and snapshots, German-born photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has increasingly gravitated towards the abstract and material-specific properties of his medium. Following Blushes, the Freischwimmer series and the monochromatic Silver series, his most recent abstract works--of which the creased and folded Lighter series is perhaps the most significant--treat the photograph, and especially photographic paper itself, no longer as a reproductive medium, but as a material object. In Tillmans' "paper drop" photographs, the paper's physical folds and curves are photographed to produce geometric, tactile compositions. Other works oscillate more elusively between photograph and object, always thriving in the interplay. "For me, the abstract picture is already objective because it's a concrete object and represents itself," Tillmans observes; "the paper on which the picture is printed is for me an object, there is no separating the picture from that which carries it. That's why I like to show photographs sometimes framed and sometimes not, just taped to the wall." These most recent works are gathered for the first time in this book. Lighter also includes an extensive section of installation views--taken by Tillmans himself--that offers the reader a direct experience of the artist's visual cosmos as presented in recent exhibitions, including his last retrospective, which was seen at various major venues in the United States
Wolfgang Tillmans by Wolfgang Tillmans( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue accompanies Wolfgang Tillmans's first retrospective exhibition in the United States and covers his interests in the alchemy of light, our "being-in-the-world," and the potent effects of his portraits, abstractions, and structural and sculptural motifs."--Jacket
Fare mondi = Making worlds : 53. esposizione internazionale d'arte by Biennale di Venezia( Book )

21 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabrice Gygi est un artiste genevois
James Turrell, the other horizon by James Turrell( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Installationskunst med lys af den amerikanske kunstner James Turrell (f. 1943)
James Turrell : the other horizon by James Turrell( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronology by Daniel Birnbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the works of artists such as Stan Douglas, Doug Aitken, Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Douglas Gordon, Tobias Rehberger, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tacita Dean and others
Gregor Schneider : totes Haus Ur ; la Biennale di Venezia 2001 by Gregor Schneider( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cerith Wyn Evans : visibleinvisible by Cerith Wyn Evans( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra acoge sus "chandeliers" (2003-2007), instalaciones con lámparas colgantes de distintos estilos y orígenes, donde las más variadas fuentes literarias del siglo pasado, textos filosóficos, poemas, cartas, etc. se transmiten a partir del código Morse que se transforma en luz intermitente para desplegar un espacio de significaciones "luminosas". La exposición incluye su Dreamachine (1998), inspirada en el prototipo que diseñaron Brion Gysin e Ian Sommerville, que construye un espacio donde las pulsaciones de la luz cinemática activan en el cerebro un estado cuasi-hipnótico para transmitir emociones e ideas
Hilma af Klint : painting the unseen by Hilma af Klint( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilma af Klint is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. While her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian or Malevich. Af Klint sought to express her feelings transmitted to her from nature and the unseen spiritual world. This catalogue focuses primarily on her body of work "The Paintings for the Temple", 1906-15, and numerous paintings from the key series never published before. Exhibition: Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (03.03-15.05.2016)
Hilma af Klint : paintings for the future by Tracey R Bashkoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another twenty years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice--one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements, and esoteric symbolism. Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, intellectual, and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars, and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art--a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition."--Publisher's description
Innen Stadt Außen by Ólafur Elíasson( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in German and French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intervention de l'artiste p. 217 à 223 (centre de la page ajourée)
Thinking through painting : reflexivity and agency beyond the canvas by Isabelle Graw( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : remarks on contemporary painting's perseverance André Rottmann -- Painting and atrocity : the Tuymans strategy Peter Geimer -- Questions for Peter Geimer Isabelle Graw -- Response to Isabelle Graw Peter Geimer -- The value of painting : notes on unspecificity, indexicality, and highly valuable quasi-persons Isabelle Graw -- Questions for Isabelle Graw Peter Gaimer -- Response to Peter Gaimer Isabelle Graw
Francesca Woodman : On Being An Angel by Francesca Woodman( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) created a body of fascinating photographic works in a few intense years before her premature death. Her oeuvre has been the object of numerous in-depth studies and major exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world. Woodman's photographs explore gender, representation, sexuality and body. Her production includes several self-portraits, using herself and her friends as models
Your engagement has consequences on the relativity of your reality by Ólafur Elíasson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udgivet i anledning af udstillingerne: The light setup. Malmö Konsthall 10.9.2005 - 22.1.2006. Notion motion. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen fra den 8.10.2005 - 8.1.2006. Your light shadow. Hara Museum for contemporary art fra den 17.11.2005 - 5.3.2006
Paul Chan : selected works( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume accompanies the first major solo exhibition on American artist Paul Chan (born 1973) since his series The 7 Lights was presented at the New Museum in 2008. Chan is one of the most versatile and unpredictable artists of his generation, and certainly one of the most original voices in contemporary art today. Active as artist, writer and publisher, he engages the viewer in a challenging discourse about the place of art in social and political life. Chan's combination of old and new works casts new light on the content and complexity of his fascinating art. In addition to early video installations, rarely seen works on paper, sculptures and works from the 7 Lights series, this volume includes reproductions of the 1,005 painted book covers that constitute Volumes (2012), and new works created for the exhibition
What time is it on the sun? by Spencer Finch( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olafur Eliasson : reality machines by Ólafur Elíasson( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olafur Eliasson: Reality machines was conceived and designed by Irma Boom, one of the world’s most celebrated graphic designers, to bring to life in book form the artwork and ideas of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The exhibition catalogue – published by Moderna Museet and Koenig Books on the occasion of the exhibition Verklighetsmaskiner / Reality machines, at Moderna Museet in Stockholm – takes the form of an artist’s book in which essays and images interact with tactile papers and transparent films. Eliasson’s diverse artworks – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. His art is driven by a deep interest in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self, and by his conviction that art offers a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space. This catalogue features illuminating essays by Timothy Morton, philosopher and specialist in ecology and object-oriented ontology, and Matilda Olof-Ors, curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, as well as a conversation between Eliasson and Daniel Birnbaum, director of Moderna Museet. Anders Sune Berg’s installation photography presents vivid views of the exhibition Verklighetsmaskiner / Reality machines at Moderna Museet
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks
Olafur EliassonDoug AitkenWolfgang Tillmans : lighterWolfgang TillmansFare mondi = Making worlds : 53. esposizione internazionale d'arteJames Turrell, the other horizonJames Turrell : the other horizonChronology
Alternative Names
Daniel Birnbaum schwedischer Kunsthistoriker und Kurator

Daniel Birnbaum Swedish curator

Daniel Birnbaum Zweeds kunsthistoricus

Даниэль Бирнбаум шведский арт-критик, куратор, искусствовед

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English (113)

German (35)

Italian (6)

French (2)

Russian (1)