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Jacob, Mary Jane

Works: 101 works in 213 publications in 3 languages and 6,993 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Interviewer, Interviewee, Speaker, Author of introduction, Artist, Contributor
Classifications: NX504, 709.24
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The woven and graphic art of Anni Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Forest of signs : art in the crisis of representation ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The studio reader : on the space of artists ( Book )
18 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The image of a tortured genius working in near isolation has long dominated our conceptions of the artist's studio. Examples abound: think Jackson Pollock dripping resin on a cicada carcass in his shed in the Hamptons. But times have changed; ever since Andy Warhol declared his art space a "factory," artists have begun to envision themselves as the leaders of production teams, and their sense of what it means to be in the studio has altered just as dramatically as their practices. The Studio Reader pulls back the curtain from the art world to reveal the real activities behind artistic producti
Buddha mind in contemporary art ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art documents the growing presence of Buddhist perspectives in contemporary culture. This shift began in the nineteenth century and is now pervasive in many aspects of everyday experience. In the arts especially, the increasing importance of process over product has promoted a profound change in the relationship between artist and audience. But while artists have been among the most perceptive interpreters of Buddhism in the West, art historians and critics have been slow to develop the intellectual tools to analyze the impact of Buddhist concepts. This timely, multi-faceted volume explores the relationships between Buddhist practice and the contemporary arts in lively essays by writers from a range of disciplines and in revealing interviews with some of the most influential artists of our time. Elucidating the common ground between the creative mind, the perceiving mind, and the meditative mind, the contributors tackle essential questions about the relationship of art and life. Among the writers are curators, art critics, educators, and Buddhist commentators in psychology, literature, and cognitive science. They consider the many Western artists today who recognize the Buddhist notion of emptiness, achieved through focused meditation, as a place of great creative potential for the making and experiencing of art. The artists featured in the interviews, all internationally recognized, include Maya Lin, Bill Viola, and Ann Hamilton. Extending earlier twentieth-century aesthetic interests in blurring the boundaries of art and life, the artists view art as a way of life, a daily practice, in ways parallel to that of the Buddhist practitioner. Their works, woven throughout the book, richly convey how Buddhism has been both a source for and a lens through which we now perceive art
Culture in action : a public art program of Sculpture Chicago ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeking to bridge art and life, eight innovative artist and community partnerships unfolded with results as diverse as a storefront hydroponic garden, a new line of candy, and an ecological field station. These investigations into urban artmaking were activated by participating artists selected by curator Mary Jane Jacob for their interest in critical social issues and testing the boundaries of public art
The Amazing decade : women and performance art in America, 1970-1980 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations at the Castle : changing audiences and contemporary art by Arts festival of Atlanta ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From MIT Press: The book is divided into three sections. The first contains essays by project curator Mary Jane Jacob, critic and coeditor Michael Brenson, and cultural critic Homi K. Bhabha. Their essays describe fresh approaches to contemporary art and its audiences at a time of increased access through technology and decreased government funding. The second section contains essays by the six artists/collaborative teams involved in the project. Their works, aimed at public participation, included installation-performances, collaborations with Atlanta communities, cross-country tours, and the creation and presentation of food as a means to stimulate conversation and construct community. The artists are: artway of thinking (Italy), Ery Camara (Senegal/Mexico), Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg (Brazil/Switzerland), Regina Frank (Germany), IRWIN (Slovenia), and Maurice O'Connell (Ireland).The final section contains seven essays by the critics, curators, educators, administrators, and artists who led the "Conversations on Culture" at The Castle. The essays are by Jacquelynn Baas, Michael Brenson, Lisa Graziose Corrin, Amina Dickerson and Tricia Ward, Steven Durland, Susan Krane, and Susan Vogel
Places with a past : new site-specific art at Charleston's Spoleto Festival ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Ben Tré by Arthur C Danto ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning mind : experience into art ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume documents the changing practices in the making, teaching, and exhibition of art. It explores the contemporary art experience and its expanding presence in society through essays, interviews, and conversations with some of the most influential artists and educators of our time. Featured artists include Magdalena Abakanowicz, Ann Hamilton, Alfredo Jaar, Kerry James Marshall, and Ernesto Pujol, along with designers Walter Hood and Bruce Mau. Contributing authors include curators Marcia Tucker and Christopher Bedford, art critics Michael Brenson and Jerry Saltz, art historian David Getsy, educators Ronald Jones and Lawrence Rinder, philosopher Arthur Danto, psychiatrist Mark Epstein, theorist W.J.T. Mitchell, and chef-educator Alice Waters. In demonstrating the role that art schools and universities play in the creative process, this work offers readers teachers, and readers new and vital theoretical texts as well as practical strategies for integrating art into our daily lives
Jannis Kounellis by Jannis Kounellis ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stephen Bann has not set out to write a conventional monograph about the artist. Rather, he looks at the underlying mechanisms in Kounellis's practice, suggesting the ways in which they are important in the broader context of late modernist art. He outlines the distinctive way in which Kounellis takes account of space as a necessary preliminary to working within it, and discusses the historical and cultural dimension to which Kounellis lays claim."--BOOK JACKET
Shigeko Kubota video sculpture by Shigeko Kubota ( Book )
9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gordon Matta-Clark : a retrospective by Mary Jane Jacob ( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chicago makes modern : how creative minds changed society ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christian Boltanski : lessons of darkness by Christian Boltanski ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfredo Jaar : the fire this time : public interventions 1979-2005 by Alfredo Jaar ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An architect interested in ephemeral structures, a photographer who has grown increasingly suspicious of pictures, Alfredo Jaar's most telling gesture is to relinquish the camera by placing it, figuratively and sometimes literally, in the public's hands. In other words, Jaar is a master of indirection. And no wonder. His work was shaped at the outset by the need to speak clearly and forcefully against murderous injustice, using language of the most lucid obliquity. Jaar's work declares that daring to connect and participate is our last, best hope."--BOOK JACKET
A Quiet revolution, British sculpture since 1965 by Mary Jane Jacob ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American visions = Visiones de las Américas : artistic and cultural identity in the Western Hemisphere ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first section, "The critical discourse in Latin America," deals with varied perspectives with the existence of a uniquely American vision. The next section, "Mapping new territories," addresses the question, as inhabitants of this hemisphere, how do we see ourselves. Section three includes topics on issues of self-definition and cultural hybridity as well as the importance of challenging historical and political constructs traditionally used to define the American experience
Dieter Roth by Dieter Roth ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mario Merz at MOCA by Mario Merz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Jacob, M. J. (Mary Jane), 1952-
Jacob, Mary J.
Jacobs, Mary Jane
Jacobs, Mary Jane, 1952-
English (108)
Spanish (1)
German (1)