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Jacob, Mary Jane

Works: 126 works in 346 publications in 4 languages and 8,225 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, wat, Interviewer, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: NX504, 709.24
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Jane Jacob
The woven and graphic art of Anni Albers by Nicholas Fox Weber( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Forest of signs : art in the crisis of representation by Calif.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddha mind in contemporary art( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 472 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
The studio reader : on the space of artists( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 418 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
Culture in action : a public art program of Sculpture Chicago by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 400 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 )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations at the Castle : changing audiences and contemporary art by Arts festival of Atlanta( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 365 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 by Spoleto Festival U.S.A( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Ben Tré by Arthur C Danto( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Ben Tre is a pioneer in the industrial casting of glass for art and has devised monolithic sculptural forms that are both contemporary and reminiscent of archaic forms of many world cultures. He frequently combines glass with stone and metal. This monograph provides a survey of his ouevre
Learning mind : experience into art by Arthur C Danto( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 312 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 )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shigeko Kubota video sculpture by Shigeko Kubota( Book )

18 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Matta-Clark : a retrospective by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago makes modern : how creative minds changed society( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chicago is a city dedicated to the modern—from the skyscrapers that punctuate its skyline to the spirited style that inflects many of its dwellings and institutions, from the New Bauhaus to Hull-House. Despite this, the city has long been overlooked as a locus for modernism in the arts, its rich tradition of architecture, design, and education disregarded. Still the modern in Chicago continues to thrive, as new generations of artists incorporate its legacy into fresh visions for the future. Chicago Makes Modern boldly remaps twentieth-century modernism from our new-century perspective by asking an imperative question: How did the modern mind—deeply reflective, yet simultaneously directed—help to dramatically alter our perspectives on the world and make it new?Returning the city to its rightful position at the heart of a multidimensional movement that changed the face of the twentieth century, Chicago Makes Modern applies the missions of a brilliant group of innovators to our own time. From the radical social and artistic perspectives implemented by Jane Addams, John Dewey, and Buckminster Fuller to the avant-garde designs of László Moholy-Nagy and Mies van der Rohe, the prodigious offerings of Chicago's modern minds left an indelible legacy for future generations. Staging the city as a laboratory for some of our most heralded cultural experiments, Chicago Makes Modern reimagines the modern as a space of self-realization and social progress—where individual visions triggered profound change. Featuring contributions from an acclaimed roster of contemporary artists, critics, and scholars, this book demonstrates how and why the Windy City continues to drive the modern world."
Christian Boltanski : lessons of darkness by Christian Boltanski( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfredo Jaar : the fire this time : public interventions 1979-2005 by Alfredo Jaar( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 215 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."--Jacket
A Quiet revolution, British sculpture since 1965 by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American visions = Visiones de las Américas : artistic and cultural identity in the Western Hemisphere( Book )

8 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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On curating : interviews with ten international curators by Carolee Thea( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carolee Thea's interviewees are Joseph Backstein, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Okwui Enwezor, Charles Esche, Massimiliano Gioni, RoseLee Goldberg, Mary Jane Jacob, Pi Li, Virginia Perez-Ratton and Rirkrit Tiravanija
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A Forest of signs : art in the crisis of representation
Alternative Names
Jacob, M. J. 1952-

Jacob, M. J. (Mary Jane), 1952-

Jacob, Mary J.

Jacobs, Mary Jane

Jacobs Mary Jane 1952-....

Buddha mind in contemporary artThe studio reader : on the space of artistsCulture in action : a public art program of Sculpture ChicagoConversations at the Castle : changing audiences and contemporary artHoward Ben TréLearning mind : experience into artAlfredo Jaar : the fire this time : public interventions 1979-2005A Quiet revolution, British sculpture since 1965On curating : interviews with ten international curators