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Jacob, Mary Jane

Works: 156 works in 376 publications in 3 languages and 8,590 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, zxx, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, wat, Interviewer, Interviewee, Speaker
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

The artist's guide to public art : how to find and win commissions by Lynn Basa( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. Packed with details on working with contracts, conflict, controversy, communities, committees, and more, The Artist's Guide to Public Art, Second Edition, shows artists how to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically. This new edition discusses recent trends in the field, such as: how the political climate affects public art, the types of projects that receive funding, where that funding comes from, how the digital age impacts public art, how to compete with the increase of architecturally trained artists, and more"--
The studio reader : on the space of artists( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 611 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
A Forest of signs : art in the crisis of representation by Catherine Gudis( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Forest of Signs documents a major exhibition of critical art in the last decade, one that marks a change in the art world, perhaps even in the broader culture. The thread of representation ties together the work of the 30 artists included in the book, encompassing such issues as allegory, appropriation, and commodification, the role of the artist, and the functions of authorship and originality in vesting meaning in art. Much of the work is provocative, challenging the way we look at art, the way we talk about it, where we see it, and how we buy it. The development of these issues and their role in shifting the focus of much recent art from insistence on the art as object, to a host of representations is addressed in four essays and a section of "artists' pages." In the first essay, exhibition co-organizer Ann Goldstein discusses the individual artists and points to key issues and methods in their art. The artists themselves are represented by a 60 page portfolio of their works. Designed by the artists, these pages include personal statements, the remarks of others, works made specifically for the book and works using the tools of mechanical reproduction. In the three essays that follow, Anne Rorimer, former Curator of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, traces the roots of recent American art to the development of international conceptualism in the 1960s and early 1970s; Mary Jane Jacob, exhibition co-organizer and MOCA Chief Curator, places the artists within the current trends of European as well as American art; and editor and critic Howard Singerman examines the relationship of recent art to its circle of critics and to the emergence of critical theory. --
Buddha mind in contemporary art( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 479 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 by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 406 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 by Moira Roth( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a detailed study of the powerful and innovative role women artists played in the development and expansion of performance art. This hybrid art form, which combines the visual arts with ingredients drawn from experimental dance, theater, music, and poetry, emerged in the late 1960's at the same time as the women's movement. Many women artists turned to performance art in order to translate and capture visually the concerns, demands and visions of the women's movement; thus women led the way in performance art's explorations of autobiography, ritual, mass spectacle and the creation of characters and personae. The Amazing Decade, edited by Moira Roth, with an introduction by Mary Jan Jacob, culls the best from women's performance history, highlighting pivotal works, chronicling changes and projecting future directions: the book contains a major essay by Roth on the history and character of women's performance art; individual profiles on thirty-seven artists and collectives; an extensive bibliography; and a year-by-year chronology from 1956 onward in which women's performance art is set in the context of history and the women's movement. Profusely illustrated, The Amazing Decade is an indispensable reference book and an invaluable teaching tool"--
Places with a past : new site-specific art at Charleston's Spoleto Festival by Spoleto Festival U.S.A( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 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 367 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
Learning mind : experience into art by Arthur C Danto( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 323 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
Howard Ben Tré by Arthur C Danto( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 322 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
Chicago makes modern : how creative minds changed society( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 293 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."
Jannis Kounellis by Jannis Kounellis( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shigeko Kubota video sculpture by Shigeko Kubota( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 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 219 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
Christian Boltanski : lessons of darkness by Christian Boltanski( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dewey for artists by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey is known as a pragmatic philosopher and progressive architect of American educational reform, but some of his most important contributions came in his thinking about art. Dewey argued that there is strong social value to be found in art, and it is artists who often most challenge our preconceived notions. Dewey for Artists shows us how Dewey advocated for an "art of democracy." Identifying the audience as co-creator of a work of art by virtue of their experience, he made space for public participation. Moreover, he believed that societies only become--and remain--truly democratic if its citizens embrace democracy itself as a creative act, and in this he advocated for the social participation of artists. Throughout the book, Mary Jane Jacob draws on the experiences of contemporary artists who have modeled Dewey's principles within their practices. We see how their work springs from deeply held values. We see, too, how carefully considered curatorial practice can address the manifold ways in which aesthetic experience happens and, thus, enable viewers to find greater meaning and purpose. And it is this potential of art for self and social realization, Jacob helps us understand, that further ensures Dewey's legacy--and the culture we live in
American visions = Visiones de las Américas : artistic and cultural identity in the Western Hemisphere( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 176 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
A Quiet revolution, British sculpture since 1965 by Terry Ann R Neff( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A Forest of signs : art in the crisis of representation
A Forest of signs : art in the crisis of representationBuddha mind in contemporary artCulture in action : a public art program of Sculpture ChicagoConversations at the Castle : changing audiences and contemporary artLearning mind : experience into artHoward Ben TréAlfredo Jaar : the fire this time : public interventions 1979-2005A Quiet revolution, British sculpture since 1965
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Jacob, M. J. 1952-

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

Jacob, Mary J.

Jacobs, Mary Jane

Jacobs Mary Jane 1952-....