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Petersens, Magnus af

Overview
Works: 54 works in 161 publications in 6 languages and 1,515 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Curator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewer
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Most widely held works by Magnus af Petersens
Adventures of the black square : abstract art and society 1915-2015 by Iwona Blazwick( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction was influenced by different societies, this volume also demonstrates how the movement's revolutionary aesthetic continues to impact culture around the globe. It traces a century of abstract art from 1915 to the present day, celebrating the accomplishments of both men and women and includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. Organised around four distinct themes - communication, architectonics, utopia and everyday life - the book presents a chronological survey from Russia to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, Africa, South America, and the US. Each of the 100 works is featured in double-page spreads with brief artist biographies. Essays by Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Tom McDonough, and Joshua Jiang, contextualize the various geographic and aesthetic stages of the development of geometric abstraction. Published in association with Whitechapel Gallery, London
Paul McCarthy : head shop, shop head : works 1966-2006 by Paul McCarthy( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: Although Paul McCarthy was born in 1945, has been working for nearly 40 years and is counted among the most influential figures of his generation, he didn't become known to the general public until the early 1990s. Because of this, and because he has frequently collaborated with younger artists like Mike Kelley and Jason Rhoades, many people think mistakenly that McCarthy belongs to a younger generation. Perhaps this is also because his portfolio includes works like the 1993 Spaghetti Man, a mannequin-like child figure with a penis so long it coils in front of him, who likes to stand around galleries in nothing but a T-shirt and a furry bunny face mask. Works like these--uneasy, funny, wise--undertake a critical processing of Western culture, its traumas and taboos, and the institutions that shape its denizens. Hollywood, Disney and the family are a few of McCarthy's direct sources of inspiration. Head Shop/Shop Head: Works 1966-2006 features seven large installations, 15 large sculptures, two inflatable ones, drawings, photos and film, all of which are featured at the important retrospective mounted by Sweden's Moderna Museet in the summer of 2006
Explosion!( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years following the Second World War, artists across the world began to attack the most basic premises of painting, in ways that were both aggressive and playful. The creative act itself was deemed as important as the painting that resulted from it, creating an energetic interzone between painting and performance in which chance procedures, the movement of bodies and the participation of spectators were all recruited as tools. "Explosion! Painting as Action" explores the connections and cross fertilizations between painting, performance and conceptual art from the late 1940s to the present. Examining painting, photography, video, performance, dance and sound art, this volume includes works by Lynda Benglis, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cai Guo-Qiang, the Gutai Group, Allan Kaprow, Yves Klein, Alison Knowles, Ana Mendieta, Rivane Neuenschwander, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Shozo Shimamoto, Lawrence Weiner and many others."--Publisher's website
Richard Tuttle : I don't know : the weave of textile language by Richard Tuttle( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tate Modern's Turbine Hall has played host to some of the world's most striking and memorable works of contemporary art. Now, this vast space welcomes the largest work ever created by renowned American sculptor Richard Tuttle (born 1941). Entitled 'I Don't Know . The Weave of Textile Language', this newly commissioned sculpture combines vast sways of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours. The commission is part of a wider survey of the artist taking place in London this autumn and comprising a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of Tuttle's career and a sumptuous new publication rooted in the artist's own collection of historic and contemporary textiles.--Tate website
I don't know : the weave of textile language by Richard Tuttle( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tate Modern's Turbine Hall has played host to some of the world's most striking and memorable works of contemporary art. Now, this vast space welcomes the largest work ever created by renowned American sculptor Richard Tuttle (born 1941). Entitled 'I Don't Know . The Weave of Textile Language', this newly commissioned sculpture combines vast sways of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours. The commission is part of a wider survey of the artist taking place in London this autumn and comprising a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of Tuttle's career and a sumptuous new publication rooted in the artist's own collection of historic and contemporary textiles.--Tate website
Clay Ketter by Clay Ketter( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in Swedish and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eclipse : art in a dark age / [editor, Magnus af Petersens] = Eklips : konst i en mörk tid( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keren Cytter by Ḳeren Tsiṭer( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in Swedish and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fia Backström : [borderless bastards (multi-culti abc] by Fia Backström( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Swedish and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fia Backström has enjoyed increasing international acclaim in recent years. For more than a decade, she has been living and working in between Stockholm and New York, participating in numerous exhibitions and projects, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Fia Backström produces events, environments, and projects, which challenge our habitual notions of what constitutes an exhibition-its institutional context, the dialogue with the audience, and even the works of art that are presented. Occasionally she incorporates works by other artists into her work. She works with structures around politics, authorship and the capacity of images to generate meaning. Her methods and media are chosen according to the situation and theme
Burhan Doğançay by Burhan Dogançay( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wall was his passion. If we look at urban walls with the eyes of Burhan Dogançay a completely different world opens up: half-ripped posters on rough brickwork, covered in graffiti, scribblings, messages, signs, stickers. From this rich stock of structures, signs and symbols the artist created his wall fragments, his 'Urban Walls'. Dogançay (1929-2013) was born in Istanbul and settled in New York in 1964, where he moved within the art scene around Robert Rauschenberg und Jasper Johns. His subject is the visual perception of texture, place and memory, which he researches in serial works. For his 'Urban Walls' he records house walls and façades all over the world in a variety of media, using a wide range of materials and techniques such as photography, collage and painting. His works are archives of past decades which capture the spirit of the times. From the 1970s and 1980s he progresses from these works to develop his 'Ribbons' - calligraphic paintings of poetic charm. Exhibition: Albertina, Vienna, Austria (06.07.-08.10.2017)
Explosió! : el llegat de Jackson Pollock by Magnus af Petersens( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eklips = Eclipse( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in Swedish and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard Byrne : jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli - film inside an image( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Björn Lövin : ett kryss för tanken = X marks the thought by Björn Lövin( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Swedish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Fosso, Seydou Keïta, Malick Sidibé : portraits of pride : västafrikanskt porträttfotografi = West African portrait photography by Samuel Fosso( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jens Fänge : drömmarna by Jens Fänge( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Swedish and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through Jens Fänge's paintings we enter into dreamscapes populated by people, puppets and pictures. They inhabit scenes consisting of distorted rooms, with walls and floors in vibrant colours and patterns and steep perspectives that create a slight feeling of vertigo and disorientation. 'Drömmarna' is a richly illustrated publication in English and Swedish that comprises both newly produced work and important earlier paintings from Fänge's extensive body of work. A conversation between curator and artist gives the reader insight into Fänge's work process, his references and sources of inspiration, while an essay by the English critic Martin Herbert discusses the work from an international perspective. The publication is a collaboration with Bonniers konsthall.00Exhibition: Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (07.02.-01.04.2018)
Moderna museet : boken by Sweden) Moderna museet (Stockholm( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olav Westphalen : E.S.U.S. & othr wks by Olav Westphalen( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Eriksson : [Nordiska Paviljongen = Nordic Pavilion] by Andreas Eriksson( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Eriksson employs a variety of techniques and media, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation art and, more recently, film. He works conceptually, but with a finely-tuned visual sensibility. In recent years, his work has been intimately linked to the place where it is created, the rural terrain outside his studio in Västmanland. In the late 1990s, Andreas Eriksson was living and working in Berlin, caught up in an intense phase of his burgeoning international career, with numerous major exhibitions, when he began to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. He was forced to move far away from the city, from densely populated areas, and the electromagnetic fields of urban life. Andreas Eriksson's art has always been strongly associated with the context in which it is produced, his life and surroundings. In consequence, these radical changes in his existence are also reflected in his work. 0Exhibition: 54th Venice Biennale (2011)
Moderna Museet : the book by Sweden) Moderna museet (Stockholm( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Paul McCarthy : head shop, shop head : works 1966-2006
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Clay KetterEclipse : art in a dark age / [editor, Magnus af Petersens] = Eklips : konst i en mörk tidKeren CytterEklips = Eclipse
Alternative Names
Af Petersens, Magnus.

af Petersens, Magnus 1966-

Magnus af Petersens

Magnus af Petersens Svensk konstkurator

Magnus af Petersens Swedish curator

Petersens, Magnus 1966-

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