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Curiger, Bice 1948-

Works: 335 works in 902 publications in 4 languages and 8,687 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Catalogs  Biography  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, zxx, Contributor, Adapter, Author of introduction, Redactor, Curator, Other, wpr, Organizer of meeting, Interviewee, Publishing director, wat, wst, Honoree
Classifications: ND237.O5, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bice Curiger
Meret Oppenheim : defiance in the face of freedom by Bice Curiger( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 617 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
Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacup by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz West by Robert Fleck( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigmar Polke : works on paper 1963-1974 by Margit Rowell( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sigmar Polke's thirty-five-year career, during which he has produced a vast range of work in all mediums, has earned him a reputation as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Born in 1941, he began his creative output around 1963 in Dusseldorf during a time of enormous social, cultural, and artistic changes in Germany and elsewhere. Few of his works demonstrate more vividly his imagination, sardonic wit, and subversive approach than the drawings, watercolors, and gouaches produced during the 1960s and early 1970s. Embedded in these images are incisive and parodic commentaries on consumer society, the postwar political scene in Germany, and classic artistic conventions." "This book is published to accompany the first American museum exhibition of Polke's drawings from this period, shown at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1999. More than 300 works are illustrated, virtually all of them in color. They include small sketches in ballpoint and felt-tipped pen, larger sheets in watercolor and gouache, and still others stamped with a dot screen process."--Jacket
Georgia O'Keeffe by Georgia O'Keeffe( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text present the life and works of the famous American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe
Birth of the cool : American painting from Georgia O'Keeffe to Christopher Wool by Bice Curiger( Book )

29 editions published in 1997 in German and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fischli, Weiss : flowers & questions : a retrospective by Fischli & Weiss( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Fischli and David Weiss have been collaborating since 1979 on a body of work that humorously celebrates the sheer banality of everyday existence. Including contributions from leading critics, commentators, artists and film-makers, this book examines the duo who ignore the traditional distinctions between high and low art
Sigmar Polke : Werke & Tage by Bice Curiger( Book )

21 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ILLUMInations : 54. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte : la Biennale di Venezia by Bice Curiger( Book )

25 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharina Fritsch by Katharina Fritsch( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypermental : rampant reality, 1950-2000 : from Salvador Dali to Jeff Koons by Kunsthaus Zürich( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists include: Marina Abramovič, Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney, Hans Bellmer, John Bock, Louise Bourgeois, Olaf Breuning, Glenn Brown, Erik Bulatov, Chris Burden, Robert Cottingham, Salvador Dalí, Karin Davie, Marcel Duchamp, Valie Export, Eric Fischl, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Anna Gaskell, Gilbert Poersch, George Passmore, Domenico Gnoli, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Richard Hamilton, David Hammons, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Allan Kaprow, Kim Sooja, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama
Alice Neel : Painter of Modern Life by Alice Neel( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This insightful catalogue examines anew the full range of Alice Neel's (1900-1984) celebrated paintings of people, still life, and cityscapes. Featuring around seventy paintings spanning the entire length of her career, this handsome book accompanies a major retrospective of her work, and reveals her underlying interest in the history of photography, German painting of the 1920s, and other artists, such as Van Gogh and Cezanne, all of which provided an important precedent for the veracity and raw emotional intensity of her figurative works. Neel is renowned for her visual acuity and psychological depth, and her portraits and nude paintings of friends, family, strangers, and prominent cultural figures alike convey an incredibly consistent intimacy regardless of the relationship to her subject. The accompanying essays trace the trajectory of Neel's artistic language as it evolved alongside contemporaneous trends in the New York City art world and examines the manner in which her own work figured into the social and cultural contexts of her time.Created over a sixty year period, Neel's oeuvre offers a remarkably expressive document of the specific milieus she navigated through and ultimately transcends the marker of time altogether. Exhibition: Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (06-10.2016) / Gemeente Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands (11.2016-02.2017) / Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, France (03-09.2017) / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (10.2017-01.2018)
The expanded eye : stalking the unseen( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinturas, objetos, instalaciones, películas y vídeos exploran el lado experimental del arte, haciendo posible que el órgano visual -en otros tiempos tan limitado- desarrolle sus posibilidades fisiológicas y técnicas, jugando con la percepción del observador, mostrando lo alto y lo bajo, lo micro y lo macro, lo nuevo y lo conocido
Doug Aitken : 100 yrs by Doug Aitken( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive book to date on the innovative multimedia artist Doug Aitken. Defying definitions of genre, Doug Aitken has explored every medium, from architecture and film to installations and interventions. While Aitken's work varies in both theme and context, his installations share a common thread in their ability to use technology to evoke meaningful personal reactions from the viewer, encourage audience interaction, and inspire communal gatherings. His films often explore themes of displacement and temporality, and through his keen awareness of motion, sound, and color he creates dreamlike landscapes and the futurist aesthetic for which he has become known. This beautifully designed book features visual essays by the artist and surveys his work in all mediums. The monograph is organized thematically into the four most prevalent ideas connected with his work, inspires thought, and will leave readers examining their own relationship to the world around them
Friedrich Kuhn, 1926-1972 : der Maler als Outlaw = the painter as outlaw by Bice Curiger( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riotous Baroque = Deftig Barock : from Cattelan to Zurbarán : tributes to precarious vitality by Bice Curiger( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meret Oppenheim : Spuren durchstandener Freiheit by Bice Curiger( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Warren : every aspect of bitch magic by Rebecca Warren( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue is published to accompany an exhibition. The show will feature all new work in clay and bronze and will be Warren's third solo show at the gallery since the iconic and much celebrated She in 2003. The book includes images of this most recent work together with earlier work that informs and relates to her practice
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Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks
Alternative Names
Bice Curiger conservatrice uit Zwitserland

Bice Curiger curatrice editoriale, critico d'arte e direttore artistico svizzera

Bice Curiger Schweizer Kunstwissenschaftlerin und Kuratorin

Bice Curiger Swiss art curator

Curiger, Beatrice Gabriella Livia 1948-

Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworksMeret Oppenheim : beyond the teacupFranz WestSigmar Polke : works on paper 1963-1974Georgia O'KeeffeFischli, Weiss : flowers & questions : a retrospectiveSigmar Polke : Werke & TageILLUMInations : 54. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte : la Biennale di Venezia