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Kraynak, Janet

Overview
Works: 25 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 2,618 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: N6537.N38, 700.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Janet Kraynak
Please pay attention please : Bruce Nauman's words : writings and interviews by Bruce Nauman( )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Please Pay Attention Please contains all of Nauman's major interviews from 1985 to 2001, as well as a comprehensive body of his writings, including instructions and proposal texts, dialogues transcribed from audio-video works, and prose texts written specifically for installation sculptures
Elusive signs : Bruce Nauman works with light by Joseph D Ketner( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intrigued and inspired by the neon beer signs on shopfronts in his San Francisco neighborhood, Bruce Nauman created his first neon piece, Window or Wall Sign, in 1967. He wanted, he said, to achieve "an art that would kind of disappear--that was supposed to not quite look like art." Light offered Nauman a medium both elusive and effervescent, but one that could also aggressively convey a message. Over the first three decades of his career, Nauman used the medium of light to explore the twists and turns of perception, logic, and meaning with the earnest playfulness that characterizes all his art. Elusive Signs focuses on the discrete body of Nauman's work that uses neon and fluorescent light in signs and room installations, and includes images of nearly all Nauman's work with light. After Window or Wall Sign, Nauman embarked on a series of neons that grappled with the semiotics of body and identity, and with My Name as Though it Were Written on the Surface of the Moon (1968), he forces the viewer to contemplate the role of naming in forming identity. Language--signs and symbols--plays an important role in Nauman's art. His later neon works emphasize the neon as a sign, presenting provocative twists of language and offering harsh and humorous sociopolitical commentary in such pieces as Run from Fear, Fun from Rear (1972). This series culminates in the monumental, billboard-size One Hundred Live and Die (1984), which employs overwhelming scale to bombard the viewer with sardonic aphorisms. In incisive essays that accompany the images of Nauman's work, Joseph Ketner II of the Milwaukee Art Museum (which originated the exhibit this book accompanies) and critics Janet Kraynak and Gregory Volk analyze the works in light both as a body of work and as an access point to Nauman's entire career
Nauman reiterated by Janet Kraynak( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Bruce Nauman has been a force in the art world since the early 1960s with his challenging audio and video installations, photographic art, neon art, and sculptures. However, until now there has been surprisingly little sustained critical analysis of his extraordinary oeuvre. Nauman Reiterated offers the first scholarly assessment of the artist's production with an in-depth thematic investigation of key works created between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s. Janet Kraynak argues that the coherence of Nauman's art can be found not in conventional categorizations of style, medium, or technique, but through understanding the artistic and cultural conditions that led to an interdisciplinary aesthetic of performance, which emerged in relation to technologies of reproduction, inscription, and recording. Kraynak provides a portrait of an artist who regularly defies expectations and genres, showing how Nauman's work responds to historical problems that have only increased in importance since he first addressed them, especially the technologization of society initiated by electronic media. Nauman's reaction to the technological takeover of modern society, Kraynak suggests, is reiteration. Building from these observations, Kraynak explores how performance is intimately associated with the acceleration toward a fully technological society, which sees new modes of electronic recording and reproduction, the growth of information technologies, and the consolidation of technocracy. Through extensive archival research Kraynak has written a revealing examination of Nauman's thought-provoking and protean work. "--
Monica Bonvicini by Janet Kraynak( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting the overlap between patriarchy and architecture head on, Monica Bonvicini has attracted international attention with her video Wallfucking in which a naked woman rubs her genitals against a wall protuberance and with her site-specific installations using chains, steel and leather. "Architecture is the ultimate erotic act, carry it to excess", asserts an installation in this monograph
Please pay attention please edited by Janet Kraynak by Bruce Nauman( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monica Bonvicini by Monica Bonvicini( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture, power, space, gender, surveillance and authority are the issues that have animated Monica Bonvicini's work for the past two decades. Her installations, sculptures, drawings, and films often rise questions about how the built environment shapes, conditions, and controls viewers as subjects and, in the process, dictates our phenomenological, sexual, and psycho-social relationship to space. The book provides an overview of Bonvicini's artistic production reconsidering her past work, tracing its current trajectories, and creating a geography that charts the terrain of the artist's attempts to embody and negotiate the very same architecture of history it challenges
Andrew Lord : [exhibition] sculpture and related drawings, September 10-October 9, 2004 by Andrew Lord( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol : unique prints from the estate of Rupert Jasen Smith by Andy Warhol( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Biennale di Venezia : the 49th International Art Exhibition : Korean Pavilion : Do-Ho Suh, artist ; Kyung-mee Park, Commissioner by Do-Ho Suh( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Please pay attention please : le parole di Bruce Nauman by Bruce Nauman( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Lord : sculpture and related drawings by Andrew Lord( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Pagan' stories : the situations of narrative in recent art( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art history's present tense by Janet Kraynak( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do-Ho Suh by Biennale di Venezia( Book )

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

Please pay attention please : Bruce Nauman's words : writings and interviews( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spotlights by José Luis Brea( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nauman Reiterated by Janet Kraynak( Book )

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

The 'do-it-yourself' artwork : participation from fluxus to new media( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Openings : Dorom Solomons by Janet Kraynak( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Craft at the Limits by Contemporary Programs and Research( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Videorecordings, photographic documentation and ephemera from the "Craft at the Limits" conference co-sponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the Maloof Foundation, May 31-June 2, 2006
 
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