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Baker, George (George Thomas) 1970-

Works: 47 works in 187 publications in 3 languages and 5,007 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, win, wat
Classifications: NB237.S5694, 709.2
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Most widely held works by George Baker
James Coleman( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated critical essays on the work of artist James Coleman.James Coleman has emerged in recent years as one of the most important artists of visual postmodernism. His work has transformed critical debates about the status of the image in contemporary culture and influenced an entire generation of younger artists in ways that have not yet been fully acknowledged. Until recently, Coleman has enjoyed relatively little critical attention--in part because of his refusal to comment on his projects or to allow his work to be reconstructed outside of the context of its exhibition.The illustrated essays in this book span the entirety of Coleman's career to date, from his early postminimal and conceptual experiments with memory and perception, through his work in film, video, and narrative in the 1980s, to his current ongoing series of slide projections with voice-over that he calls simply "projected images." Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the debates induced by Coleman's work, the essays discuss issues of subjectivity and identity, nationalism, postcolonialism, memory, spectacle culture, digitalization, and new media. The contributors are Raymond Bellour, Benjamin Buchloh, Lynne Cooke, Jean Fisher, Luke Gibbons, Rosalind Krauss, Anne Rorimer, and Kaja Silverman. Written by curators, critics, and scholars and spanning the fields of art history, literary criticism, philosophy, and film theory, the essays attest to the interdisciplinary challenge of Coleman's work
Robert Smithson : Spiral jetty : true fictions, false realities by Robert Smithson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty years after his untimely death, Robert Smithson (1938-1973) remains one of the most influential artists of his generation. His complex ideas took root in many forms, including drawings, projects, proposals, sculpture, earthworks, films, and critical writings. Although made in a brief span from the mid-sixties to the early seventies, Smithson's provocative works redefined the language of sculpture. Several months after being included in the seminal exhibition "Primary Structures" at New York's Jewish Museum in 1966, he had his first significant solo exhibition at Dwan Gallery, where he would later curate the exhibition "Earthworks" (1968). His iconic earthwork Spiral Jetty was built at Rozel Point, in the Great Salt Lake in April 1970. Constituted of black basalt rocks and earth, Spiral Jetty forms a coil fifteen-hundred-feet long and fifteen-feet wide, that stretches out counter-clockwise into the lake's viscous red water. Smithson's film Spiral Jetty was completed later that year, and the third component in this ensemble, an essay also titled "The Spiral Jetty" was published in 1972. In 1999, the Estate of Robert Smithson donated the sculpture to Dia Art Foundation, New York."--Jacket
Alias Man Ray : the art of reinvention by Mason Klein( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Dadaist, Parisien surrealist, international portraitist & fashion photographer, this work considers how the career of Man Ray was shaped by his turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrant experience & his lifelong evasion of his past
The artwork caught by the tail : Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris by George Baker( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the way, Baker describes a series of nearly forgotten objects and events, from the almost lunatic range of the Paris Dada "manifestations" to Picabia's polemical writings; from a lost work by Picabia in the form of a hole (called, suggestively, The Young Girl) to his "painting" Cacodylic Eye, covered in autographs by luminaries ranging from Ezra Pound to Fatty Arbuckle." "Baker ends with readymades in prose: a vast interweaving of citations and quotations that converge to create a heated conversation among Picabia, Andri Breton, Tristan Tzara, James Joyce, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and others. Art history has never looked like this before. But then again, Dada has never looked like art history."--Jacket
What is a photograph? by Carol Squiers( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, 'What Is a Photograph?' explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged it artistically, intellectually, and technically, and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art. A new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which probed photography itself - from the role of light, color, composition, to materiality and the subject. 'What Is a Photograph?' brings together these artists, who reinvented photography
Francis Picabia : our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction by Anne Umland( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the great modern artists of the past century, Picabia is one of the most elusive, given his extreme eclecticism and persistent acts of self-contradiction. Though known as a Dadaist, Picabia's ongoing stylistic shifts, from Impressionism to radical abstraction, from mechanical imagery to pseudo-classicism, and from photo-based realism to art informel remain to be assessed in depth. Similarly, the breadth of his practice, which encompassed poetry, film and performance is under-recognized. Each makes him a figure relevant for contemporary artists, while the career as a whole challenges familiar narratives of modernism. Francis Picabia presents over 100 paintings, complemented by works on paper, publications, and film. Featuring some 500 illustrations and 14 essays, it examines the full range of Picabia's oeuvre
Paul Thek : Diver, a retrospective by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sculptor, painter, & installation artist, Paul Thek (1933-1988) is primarily known for hyper-realistic works of human body parts executed in fleshlike beeswax & for his strongly symbolic, room-size installations constructed from transitory materials. This title deals with the artist's influence on the art world
Richard Hawkins : third mind by Richard Hawkins( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning book offers an important mid-career retrospective of the work of American artist Richard Hawkins (born 1961), whose paintings, collages, and mixed-media pieces are making a crucial contribution to the contemporary art scene. Color plates present approximately 80 of Hawkins's works, representing each stage of his career and including pieces never before published. Based in Los Angeles, Hawkins addresses numerous contemporary issues in his art, especially those related to gender and identity and their connections to classical antiquity. The authors of the catalogue provide informative essays on aspects of Hawkins's work, the development of his vision, and his unique place in the contemporary art world
The order of things : photography from the Walther Collection by Walther Collection( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Lawler and others by Louise Lawler( Book )

27 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Chan : selected writings 2000-2014 by Paul Chan( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Paul Chan (b. 1973) has charted a course in contemporary art as unpredictable and wide ranging as the thinking that grounds his practice. This book collects the critical essays and artist’s texts that first appeared in Artforum, October, Texte zur Kunst, and Frieze, among other publications, as well as never before published speeches and language-based works. From the comedy of artistic freedom in Duchamp to the contradictions that bind aesthetics and politics, Chan’s writings revel in the paradoxes that make the experience of art both vexing and pleasurable. He lays bare the ideas and personalities that motivate his work by reflecting on artists as diverse as Henry Darger, Chris Marker, Sigmar Polke, and Paul Sharits. He grapples with writers and thinkers who have played decisive roles in his practice, including Theodor W. Adorno, Samuel Beckett, and Marquis de Sade. Along the way, Chan forges an understanding of the role of art in a host of broader social and political arenas beyond galleries and museums, where the potential of art is tested and renewed
Regen Projects 25 by Calif.) Regen Projects (Gallery : Los Angeles( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded by Stuart Regen in 1989 and directed by Shaun Caley Regen for the last quarter-century, Regen Projects has launched careers with its innovative and critically acclaimed exhibition program, earning a reputation for incisive vision in its representation of emergent as well as established artists worldwide. This illustrated volume presents the full run of exhibitions and projects spanning 25 years, together with archival material documenting the cultural context in which the gallery has operated, a foreword by George Baker and essays by Ann Goldstein and Michael Maltzan. An afterword by Shaun Caley Regen rounds out this tribute to a gallery, which has become an institution, playing a transformative role in the evolving cultural landscape of Los Angeles and remaining at the forefront of artistic advocacy and discovery. Published in association with Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Paul Chan : the 7 lights by Paul Chan( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walead Beshty : 33 texts : 93,614 words : 581,035 characters : selected writings (2003-2015) by Walead Beshty( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles–based artist Walead Beshty (born 1976) has long maintained an active writing career alongside his work in the visual arts. Writing on a variety of media, including essays on cinema, painting, sculpture and photography, and texts on artists such as Jay DeFeo, Sharon Lockhart, Kelley Walker, Luisa Lambri, Annette Kelm and Michael Asher, among others, Beshty has been widely published in both books and magazines. This book, the latest in JRP|Ringier’s Positions series copublished with Les presses du réel, gathers together a selection of these essays, often hard to find, in partially reedited forms. Together these texts appear as a parallel production to Beshty’s artistic work: they reflect on the conditions of the realization and circulation of images, undermining distinctions between media, abstraction and figuration, and proposing new aesthetic criteria for the works examined
James Coleman : drei Filmarbeiten ; [Kurt-Schwitters-Preis 2002 der Niedersächsischen Sparkassenstiftung, 6. Oktober bis 1. Dezember 2002] by James Coleman( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in German and Multiple languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Fraser : works, 1984 to 2003 by Andrea Fraser( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milena, Milena : a work in progress by Sharon Lockhart( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings 2000-2014 by Paul Chan( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony McCall : film installations : April 21 - May 19, 2004 by Anthony McCall( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Hawkins by Lisa Dorin( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Robert Smithson : Spiral jetty : true fictions, false realities
Robert Smithson : Spiral jetty : true fictions, false realitiesAlias Man Ray : the art of reinventionThe artwork caught by the tail : Francis Picabia and Dada in ParisPaul Thek : Diver, a retrospectiveRichard Hawkins : third mindLouise Lawler and othersPaul Chan : the 7 lightsAndrea Fraser : works, 1984 to 2003Richard Hawkins
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Baker G. T. 1970-

Baker, George (1970- ).

Baker, George (George Thomas), 1970-

Baker, George Thomas

Baker, George Thomas 1970-