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Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)

Works: 1,044 works in 1,903 publications in 2 languages and 39,241 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Other, Contributor, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: ND192.A25, 709.2
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The Spiritual in art : abstract painting 1890-1985( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the use of geometric signs by the Nabis and other French artists and relates this to the development of abstraction. The author describes some of the sources of ideas about the symbolism of geometric signs, in particular the writings of Helena P. Blavatsky, and traces the impact of these on the Nabis, possibly through the stimulus of Gauguin whose paintings from his Brittany period encouraged a mystical conception of art in which sacred geometry figured as one component. He goes on to discuss in detail the paintings of Paul Serusier, Paul Ranson, Maurice Denis, Charles Filiger, Jean Delville, Frantisek Kupka and Mondrian
Cindy Sherman : retrospective by Cindy Sherman( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive catalogue traces the career of Cindy Sherman, examining her achievements as one of the leading American artists of our time. By exploring the myriad constructions of female identity and the body in our culture, Sherman imitates and confronts assorted representational stereotypes, becoming for many an icon of the contemporary concerns of feminism and postmodernism. Essayists Amada Cruz, Elizabeth A.T. Smith, and Amelia Jones offer keen insight and observations from several distinct vantage points, demonstrating that Sherman's work is a lens through which to view contemporary art and its ongoing concern with the profound issues of the structures of the self. More than 200 images show the breadth of Sherman's body of work, from the Untitled Film Stills of the 1970s to series such as Centerfolds, Fashion, Disasters, Fairy Tales, and History Portraits, as well as photographs influenced by surrealist artists. Also included are intriguing excerpts from Sherman's notebooks, selections from her contact sheets, and numerous Polaroid studies, all of which shed light on the artist's process
Art in Chicago, 1945-1995 by Jeff Abell( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Significant bodies of work in residence there. Among the artists profiled are Roger Brown, Harry Callahan, Ruth Duckworth, Jeanne Dunning, Leon Golub, Robert Heinecken, Richard Hunt, June Leaf, Kerry James Marshall, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Hirsch Perlman, Martin Puryear, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Miroslaw Rogala, Alejandro Romero, Kay Rosen, Hollis Sigler, Aaron Siskind, Nancy Spero, Tony Tasset, H.C. Westermann, Claire Zeisler
Lee Bontecou : a retrospective by Lee Bontecou( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the leading figures in late twentieth-century art, Lee Bontecou (b. 1931) became widely known for her sculptures in welded steel and canvas, as well as epoxy and plastic, from the 1960s and 1970s. These powerful and original objects, which have been both critically acclaimed and actively collected, incorporate a variety of figurative, organic, and mechanistic references, suggesting states of transformation between the natural and the man-made, order and chaos, delicacy and ferocity." "This monograph presents reproductions of more than fifty sculptures and one hundred drawings, including her celebrated early works as well as later pieces that are little known and have never been publicly exhibited or published. Along with original essays by Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Robert Storr, Mona Hadler, and Donna De Salvo, this volume also includes a reprint of Donald Judd's influential 1965 Arts Magazine article on Bontecou."--Jacket
Dan Flavin : a retrospective by Michael Govan( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book - the first retrospective publication of Flavin's art since 1969 - features the artist's most significant light works, beginning with a pivotal series of constructed boxes with attached incandescent or fluorescent lights, called icons, made from 1961 to 1963. These icons demonstrate the influence of painters such as Barnett Newman as well as object makers such as Marcel Duchamp. Works spanning Flavin's career are discussed in depth, including examples that integrate light with the surrounding space and show the particular characteristics of blended fluorescent light, large-scale installations, and constructed corridors. The book also features reproductions of Flavin's drawings, which reveal his thought processes, working methods, and the wider range of his interests." "Three critical essays offer overviews and new interpretations of Flavin's work, while an extensive chronology, comprehensive bibliography, and exhibition history present scholarly data never before available. In addition, this book includes Flavin's seminal text "' ... in daylight or cool white.' an autobiographical sketch," originally published in Artforum in 1965, and two interviews with the artist - one from 1972 and the other from 1982." "With many new color reproductions, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective captures the artist's challenging contribution to twentieth-century art and will be the authoritative volume on Flavin for years to come."--Jacket
In the mind's eye : Dada and surrealism( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sol LeWitt : a retrospective by Sol LeWitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first retrospective of LeWitt's work in more than twenty years, fosters a deeper understanding of the artist's career and its significance to American art and thought." "Including essays by a number of curators and art historians, this volume charts the evolution of LeWitt's art from his work in Conceptualism during the early 1960s through his turn toward a more lyrical and sensual form of abstraction round 1980. With over 450 images, the book provides a visual survey of LeWitt's oeuvre from 1960 to the present, including wall drawings, three-dimensional structures, works on paper and photographs."--Jacket
Hand-painted pop : American art in transition, 1955-62 by Donna M De Salvo( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains American Pop art from 1955 to 1962 that includes masterpieces and rarely seen early works
Alexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joy by Lynne Warren( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the work of contemporary sculptors who have been influenced by Alexander Calder, and includes essays on Calder, his practices, and legacy, as well as examples of his art
Magdalena Abakanowicz : Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Sultan by Donald Sultan( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter paintings by Roald Nasgaard( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Italian and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mies in America by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of one of the 20th century's greatest architects re-evaluates the entire body of work undertaken by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between his emigration to America in 1938 and his death in 1969. Based on considerable new research and bringing to light previously unstudied material - drawings and collages, photographs, project documents, letters, and extensive interviews with many of those who worked with Mies - this is the first study to make full and in-depth use of available archival material. Its nine essays, distinct in style of argumentation, focus, and ambition, constitute a new interpretation of a major figure in architectural history."
Julian Schnabel : works on paper 1975-1988 by Julian Schnabel( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Longo by Howard N Fox( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.C. Westermann by H. C Westermann( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, published on the occasion of a major exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, is the first comprehensive study of Westermann's sculptures, which are examined closely in original and lively texts and more than two hundred illustrations. Encompassing the vast range of the artist's work, from his early constructions of the mid-1850s to his final sculptures of the early 1980s, this catalogue places Westermann's art in the context of his wartime service, his personal experiences, and the politics of his time. The resulting portrait reveals as never before the ideas behind Westermann's unique assemblages."--Jacket
Jeff Koons by Francesco Bonami( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1975, a young art student moved to Chicago, where he studied at The School of the Art Institute and worked as a studio assistant to his hero, painter Ed Paschke, for $1 an hour. This books takes a fresh look at the career of Jeff Koons, now one of the world's most famous artists." "Koons collaborated extensively on this book, which accompanies his first solo museum exhibition in the United States in sixteen years and surveys nearly thirty years of his work, beginning with iconic sculptures from 1979 to new paintings completed in 2007."--BOOK JACKET
Negotiating rapture : the power of art to transform lives by Richard Francis( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yve-Alain Bois, Wendy Doniger, Kenneth Frampton, Martin E. Marty, John Hallmark Neff, Annemarie Schimmel, and Helen Tworkov consider how rapture resonate's both in a cultural context and within the experience of a single human being. A "Travel Guide to Negotiating Rapture," written by Richard Francis and Sophia Shaw, explores how each artist in the exhibition has sought to define rapture and, by guiding the viewer/reader, initiates scrutiny of transformative
This will have been : art, love & politics in the 1980s by Helen Anne Molesworth( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'This will have been: art, love & politics in the 1980s' covers the period from 1979 to 1992. During this era, the political sphere was dominated by the ideas of former US President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the music scene was transformed by punk and the birth of hip-hop, and our everyday lives were radically altered by a host of technological developments, from the Sony Walkman and the ATM to the appearance of MTV and the first personal computers. In the United States, the decade opened with an enormous anti-nuclear protest in New York's Central Park and closed with mass demonstrations against the government's slow response to the AIDS crisis. This exhibition attempts to make sense of what happened to the visual arts in the United States during this tumultuous period. The artists represented in This Will Have Been belong to the first generation of artists to grow up with a television in the home. They came of age in a culture saturated with images designed to promote desire - desire for objects, for lifestyles, for fame, for conformity, for anti-conformity. So too the majority of these artists lived through the heady days of the 1970s feminist movement and witnessed that broad-based social movement's demands for equality in all areas of life - work, family, and intimate relationships. It became the task of the 1980s to assimilate these powerful social forces - the rise of television and movements for social justice - as they converged. For many of the artists represented in this exhibition that meant grappling with complex questions: In a world increasingly filled with mass-media images, what is the role of the visual arts? How can artists make images that either compete with or counter the powerful images produced by advertising and Hollywood? In a society struggling for increased equality, how do historically marginalized people - women, people of color, and gays and lesbians - find their public voice? Toward the end of the decade, as the rise of HIV/AIDS created a growing political and medical crisis in the United States, these questions increased in urgency. This Will Have Been features a wide range of artworks, made by a diverse group of nearly one hundred artists, demonstrating the decade's moments of contentious debate, raucous dialogue, erudite opinions, and joyful expression - all in the name of an expanded idea of freedom, long the promise of democratic societies--MOCA website
Mark Bradford by Christopher Bedford( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Spiritual in art : abstract painting 1890-1985
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Chicago (Ill.)

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Ill.

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Cindy Sherman : retrospectiveArt in Chicago, 1945-1995Lee Bontecou : a retrospectiveDan Flavin : a retrospectiveIn the mind's eye : Dada and surrealismSol LeWitt : a retrospectiveAlexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joyMies in America