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Blazwick, Iwona

Works: 235 works in 552 publications in 4 languages and 7,470 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Sources  Pictorial works  Photobooks  Biography  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Adapter, Curator, Creator, Collector, Interviewer, Performer
Classifications: ND237.K33, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Iwona Blazwick
Tate Modern : the handbook by Tate Modern (Gallery)( Book )

21 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book celebrates the opening of Tate Modern, London, and introduces readers to the building, the collection, and the new approach to modern and contemporary art. The gallery presents the twentieth century through the reinterpretation of four classic themes: the nude, landscape, still-life, and history painting. Their re-emergence in modern art as the body, the environment, the everyday, and society, is discussed in four introductory texts and through selected writings. The second half of the book is an A to Z of one hundred key artists in the Tate's international modern collection that are introduced by a team of eleven art historians."--Jacket
Alex Katz by Alex Katz( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting, a key New York-based artist since the early 1960s. Katz was an independent figure during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and Pop when he first emerged--and remains a unique, though highly influential figure. Alex Katz is best known for his distinct portraits of sophisticated, irresistible women, masterfully painted using precise, broad areas of colour. Alongside these unmistakably 'Katzian' female portraits are portraits of men, group portraits, landscapes and interiors rendered in painting, drawing, collage and metal cut-outs. All attest to the artist's attention to detail, economy of means and consummate technique
Ilya Kabakov by Boris Grojs( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After spending some thirty years as an 'unofficial' artist behind the Iron Curtain of the former Soviet Union, Ilya Kabakov first came to the attention of the West in the 1980s. Today Kabakov is recognized as the most important Russian artist to have emerged in the late 20th century, with installations that speak as much about conditions in post-Stalinist Russia as they do about the human condition universally. His installations are, in some instances, akin to theatrical mise-en-scenes, reproducing a cramped communal apartment or a flooded art museum as a site of Schadenfreude-like comedies on human frustration and doomed aspirations. Alternating between light-hearted irony and genuine tragedy, Kabakov evokes a shadowy world lit by a twenty-watt bulb in which fable-like miracles might occur: a homespun cosmonaut may fly into space, or the radio/television aerial may spell out a poem against the sky. Ilya Kabakov's work has featured in the world's most significant surveys of contemporary art, among them Documenta IX (Kassel, Germany, 1992), and the Whitney Biennial (New York, 1997). In 1993 Kabakov represented Russia at the 45th Venice Biennale."--Jacket
Century city : art and culture in the modern metropolis by Century city( Book )

27 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationship between the metropolis and the creation of art, focusing on the art centers of Paris, New York, Vienna, Moscow, London, Bombay, Lagos, and Tokyo, and profiling the artists who were inspired by those locales
Live forever by Elizabeth Peyton( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American painter Peyton is best known for her unmistakable portraits of musicians, fashion icons and subculture luminaries. This book documents works from her entire career and includes magazine clippings, historial paintings and unpublished snapshots from her personal archive
Katharina Fritsch by Katharina Fritsch( Book )

24 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las líneas simples y los colores audaces confieren a las esculturas de Fritsch la claridad de iconos o pictogramas; sus figuras y objetos evocan las imágenes de los cuentos de hadas, las fábulas y los mitos, creando una extraña tensión entre lo familiar y lo desconocido, confiriendo un sólido realismo a lo visionario y lo fantástico
Cornelia Parker by Cornelia Parker( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelia Parker is one of the most original and inventive artists working in Britain today. Her wide-ranging practice, chiefly in sculpture and installation, touches on the fragility of human experience and is rich with visual and literary allusions. This book is the first full survey to trace the development of Parker's career from the late 1970s to the present day
Adventures of the black square : abstract art and society 1915-2015 by Magnus af Petersens( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction was influenced by different societies, this volume also demonstrates how the movement's revolutionary aesthetic continues to impact culture around the globe. It traces a century of abstract art from 1915 to the present day, celebrating the accomplishments of both men and women and includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. Organised around four distinct themes - communication, architectonics, utopia and everyday life - the book presents a chronological survey from Russia to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, Africa, South America, and the US. Each of the 100 works is featured in double-page spreads with brief artist biographies. Essays by Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Tom McDonough, and Joshua Jiang, contextualize the various geographic and aesthetic stages of the development of geometric abstraction
Sanctuary : Britain's artists and their studios by Hossein Amirsadeghi( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives a rare and privileged insight to the studios and inspirations of 120 of Britain's greatest living artists working today, both in Britain and abroad. The stellar cast of artists encompasses many different ways of thinking about and making art
Alex Katz by Alex Katz( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title concerns the work of Alex Katz, a towering figure in contemporary painting and a key New York-based artist since the early 1960s. Katz is best known for his distinct portraits of sophisticated, irresistible women, masterfully painted using precise, broad areas of colour
William Kentridge : thick time by William Kentridge( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge is one of South Africa's pre-eminent artists - internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions. His work draws on varied sources, including philosophy, literature, early cinema, theatre and opera to create a complex universe in which he explores time, history and revolutionary politics. This publication accompanies his first solo museum exhibition in the UK for over 15 years and showcases his most recent and current work
We won't play nature to your culture by Barbara Kruger( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharina Fritsch by Katharina Fritsch( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Heilmann : looking at pictures by Mary Heilmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in California in 1940, Heilmann studied ceramics and poetry before moving to New York in 1968 and taking up painting. A pioneer of infusing abstract painting with influences from craft traditions and popular culture (especially rock music and California's beach culture), Heilmann is one of the most important yet still under-recognised artists working today. This publication explores Heilmann's approach to abstraction from two distinct but interrelated perspectives: the formal and the personal. As well as a new essay by Briony Fer and writings by the artist on key works, the publication will feature over 100 beautiful full-colour illustrations of paintings, works on paper, furniture and ceramics from Heilmann's five-decade career. 00Exhibition: Whitechapel Gallery London, England (06.08-08.21.2016)
Cristina Iglesias by Cristina Iglesias( Book )

19 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Ruff by Thomas Ruff( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over thirty years Thomas Ruff has approached every genre of photography and coolly reinvented it. One of the greatest artists to use photography in the 21st century, Ruff came of age in the 1980s alongside Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth, in what was to become known as the Dusseldorf School. Creating photographic images on the scale of history painting but with a cool hyperrealism, Ruff moves from the micro to the macro, from portraying friends to picturing the cosmos. He also oscillates between the laboratory and the archive, experimenting with digital technologies to create photograms with virtual objects and rescuing discarded press photographs to reveal lost histories. Unlike many other publications on his work which assess Ruff's work series by series, this catalogue provides a thematic exploration of his output including portraits, disasters, sky and cityscapes, internet nudes, photograms, manga images, magnetically generated images and found photographs
Hannah Starkey, photographs 1997-2007 by Hannah Starkey( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the mid nineties, the Northern Irish photographer Hannah Starkey has dedicated her work to a labyrinth of ideas surrounding the female experience and the medium of photography. Recognised for her artfully constructed mise-en-scenes in which women of different generations take centre stage, Starkey's colour photographs often arise from close collaborations with actresses, friends or acquaintances she meets on site. Her images combine the subtlest of gazes and gestures with sophisticated forms of lighting, framing, colour and composition, to build multiple narratives that explore the psychological complexity of women. Challenging the aggressive ways in which the media often fetishize and sexualize women, she draws on the languages and techniques of an array of photographic genres to investigate the influence of photography on how it has shaped our ideas of what it means to be female. In Starkey's work, everyday moments of self-reflection or social interaction can take on the gravitas of modernday genre paintings, or the fleeting appearance of a film still. From her early staged scenes in Belfast, to her most recent documentation of the Women's Marches in London, this monograph spans the first twenty years of work by one of the most significant photographic artists of our time
Cornelia Parker by Cornelia Parker( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I don't know : the weave of textile language by Richard Tuttle( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tate Modern's Turbine Hall has played host to some of the world's most striking and memorable works of contemporary art. Now, this vast space welcomes the largest work ever created by renowned American sculptor Richard Tuttle (born 1941). Entitled 'I Don't Know . The Weave of Textile Language', this newly commissioned sculpture combines vast sways of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours. The commission is part of a wider survey of the artist taking place in London this autumn and comprising a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of Tuttle's career and a sumptuous new publication rooted in the artist's own collection of historic and contemporary textiles.--Tate website
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Alex Katz
Alex KatzIlya KabakovCentury city : art and culture in the modern metropolisLive foreverKatharina FritschKatharina FritschCristina IglesiasHannah Starkey, photographs 1997-2007Cornelia Parker
Alternative Names
Błaszczyk, Iwona 1955-

Blazvik, Ivona

Blazvik, Ivona 1955-

Blazwick, Iwona Maria, 1955-

Iwona Blazwick British art critic

Iwona Blazwick Brits Lecturer

Ивона Блазвик художественный критик, директор галереи Уайтчепел

ブラズウィック, イウォナ

English (173)

German (11)

Spanish (7)

Italian (2)