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Brenson, Michael

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Works: 133 works in 270 publications in 3 languages and 5,664 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Collector, Other, Writer of accompanying material, zxx
Classifications: N8837, 709.2
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Visionaries and outcasts : the NEA, Congress, and the place of the visual artist in America by Michael Brenson( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brenson, former New York Times art critic, vividly captures the eloquent verve with which Congress supported the public funding of artists in 1965 and contrasts that with the political climate of 1995, when fellowships of individual artists were ended and nary a person of political or cultural power came to the artists' defense. This examination of one of the most controversial government programs of our time is essential to the discussion of the place of the artist in America."--Jacket
Culture in action : a public art program of Sculpture Chicago by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 403 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
Joel Shapiro : sculpture and drawings by Hendel Teicher( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 362 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
Maya Lin : topologies by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive monograph on the acclaimed American artist and architect, known for her environmental works and memorials that distill a tranquil yet texturally rich minimalism. Maya Lin is one of the most important public artists of this century. As an architecture student at Yale, Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a class project, entering it in the largest design competition in American history. Her winning proposal, a V-shaped wall of black stone etched with the names of 58,000 dead soldiers, has since become the most visited memorial in the nation's capital
Creative Time : the book : 33 years of public art in New York City by Anne Pasternak( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La obra conmemora los 33 años desde la creación de Creative time, organización norteamericana sin ánimo de lucro que apoya y promueve los eventos culturales y artísticos en espacios públicos
Witness to her art : art and writings by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne by Rhea Anastas( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witness to Her Art documents and explores unknown or little known artistic projects by six influential artists, as well as a pioneering magazine project, Eau de Cologne, that was also a direct response to social and political realities that needed to be aesthetically engaged. All of these projects were informed by post-1965 artistic developments that continue to define the most viable aesthetic notions of 'the contemporary'."--Page 7
Elizabeth Catlett sculpture : a fifty-year retrospective by Elizabeth Catlett( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph covers a fifty-year period from 1946-1996 in the life's work of the renowned African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett. Catlett was born and raised in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in painting from Howard University in Washington and her M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Iowa. From the beginning of her career as an artist and a teacher in the early 1940s, Catlett's themes have reflected her concerns for social injustice, the human condition, and her life as an African-American woman and mother. Formally, her sculpture draws upon African and pre-Columbian traditions, as well as early modernism in Europe, the United States and Mexico. For a period of twenty years Catlett was involved with the Taller de Grafica Popular, a collaborative print-making workshop that addressed the concerns of working people. She has exhibited her work internationally and it is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and The Studio Museum of Harlem in New York City, among many others."--Jacket
Acts of engagement : writings on art, criticism, and institutions, 1993-2002 by Michael Brenson( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the fundamental humanity and necessity of the visual arts : what they are about, why artists are indispensible, and why art and artists matter
The art of Gillian Jagger by Gillian Jagger( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobi Kahn : metamorphoses( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dist. for Council for Creative Projects, Exhib: MFA Houston 11/8/98-1/31/99
Antonio López García by Michael Brenson( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garth Evans sculpture : beneath the skin by Garth Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garth Evans is a sculptor who is as capable of evoking intimacy and simplicity as he is of dealing with the monumental and the timeless. This complete survey of his unique career reveals a wealth of innovative and powerful work, much of it previously unseen in print
Daniel Joseph Martinez : [a life of disobedience : in the age of apocalyptic despair and utopian hope] by Daniel J Martinez( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than 30 years, Los Angeles-born artist Daniel Joseph Martinez has been honing his politically-inflected practice, which critic Jeffrey Kastner has characterized as "unapologetically prob[ing] uncomfortable issues of personal and collective identity, seeking out threadbare spots in the fabric of conventional wisdom." A wry provocateur, Martinez incorporates an impressive array of media including text, painting, photography, sculpture, video, performance--even animatronics. Known for the controversial pin he created as an interactive piece for the 1993 Whitney Biennial that read, "I can't imagine ever wanting to be white," this volume, with essays by Michael Brenson, David Levi Strauss, Hakim Bey and Gilbert Vicario, provides an in-depth look at selected works from 1978 through Martinez's 2008 Whitney Biennial entry, "Divine Violence," including his contributions to the San Juan Triennial in 2004, the Cairo Biennial in 2006 and the Moscow Biennial in 2007"--Amazon
David Smith : medals for dishonor, 1937-1940( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Cartier-Bresson by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the work of the Magnum photography agency co-founder best known for his ability to capture fleeting scenes with a camera includes key examples of his work in Europe, America, and pre-revolutionary China
Magdalena Abakanowicz : recent sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrestle : Marieluise Hessel Collection( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula von Rydingsvard by Michael Brenson( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel Shapiro : sculpture and drawings, March 15-April 20, 1996 by Joel Shapiro( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Visionaries and outcasts : the NEA, Congress, and the place of the visual artist in America
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Culture in action : a public art program of Sculpture ChicagoJoel Shapiro : sculpture and drawingsConversations at the Castle : changing audiences and contemporary artCreative Time : the book : 33 years of public art in New York CityWitness to her art : art and writings by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de CologneActs of engagement : writings on art, criticism, and institutions, 1993-2002Tobi Kahn : metamorphosesDaniel Joseph Martinez : [a life of disobedience : in the age of apocalyptic despair and utopian hope]
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