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Bonami, Francesco

Works: 441 works in 1,015 publications in 7 languages and 9,362 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History  Art  Catalogs  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Curator, zxx, Interviewer, Interviewee, Creator, Author of introduction, wst, Illustrator, Narrator, Translator, wat, Director
Classifications: N6537.K645, 709.2
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Jeff Koons by Francesco Bonami( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1975, a young art student moved to Chicago, where he studied at The School of the Art Institute and worked as a studio assistant to his hero, painter Ed Paschke, for $1 an hour. This books takes a fresh look at the career of Jeff Koons, now one of the world's most famous artists." "Koons collaborated extensively on this book, which accompanies his first solo museum exhibition in the United States in sixteen years and surveys nearly thirty years of his work, beginning with iconic sculptures from 1979 to new paintings completed in 2007"--Jacket
Dreams and conflicts : the dictatorship of the viewer : 50th International Art Exhibition by Biennale di Venezia( Book )

24 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistas de más de 80 nacionalidades exponen sus obras bajo el tema general "Sueños y conflictos : la dictadura del espectador" en una serie de muestras que tratan de hallar el equilibrio entre arte y realidad, metáfora y mensaje, representación y documentación
Maurizio Cattelan by Francesco Bonami( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an interview with the Italian artist, best known for his satirical and controversial sculptures
The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Art by Edward Fry( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurizio Cattelan by Nancy Spector( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Stingel by Rudolf Stingel( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrated for his explorations of the process of painting and the "idea" of painting, Rudolf Stingel (b. 1956) combines minimalist, conceptual, and performative practices to create unexpected spaces. This highly anticipated book is the premier critical survey of Stingel's career to date." "Employing a wide range of materials, Stingel reflects upon fundamental questions facing painting today: authenticity, meaning, hierarchy, and context. By transforming the materiality, process, and perception of paintings, Stingel's work alters the viewer's perception of and physical encounter with the artwork and invites the viewer to participate or collaborate in a new and deeper understanding and appreciation of art." "His full range of work, including his recent portraits and self-portraits, is represented in this handsome volume. With important contributions by Whitney curator Chrissie Iles and Reiner Zettl, Rudolf Stingel is the first book to examine the broader implications of the artist's creative practice in contemporary society."--BOOK JACKET
Echoes : contemporary art at the age of endless conclusions( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item consist of the 6 essays and images of the works of 70 artists from the 1990s
Andy Warhol/Supernova : stars, deaths, and disasters, 1962-1964 by Douglas Fogle( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2010 : Whitney Biennial by Whitney Biennial( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its inauguration in 1932, the Whitney Biennial has fostered contemporary artistic innovation and diversity, becoming a highly anticipated event in the art world. The 2010 Biennial is curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari and features works by approximately 55 artists working in a variety of media and practices. Uniquely, this catalogue serves as both a handsome accompaniment to the 2010 exhibition and an insightful exploration of the significance of this acclaimed and often controversial event throughout its history. In addition to presenting full-colour reproductions of the selected artists' recent work, the curators have prepared a joint essay on the 2010 exhibition, and a group of writers contributed brief entries on the represented artists' techniques, influences and recent work
Universal experience : art, life, and the tourist's eye by Ill.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tourism, the largest industry in the world, is a significant force in contemporary society, with far-reaching economic, cultural, and geopolitical importance. Rather than seeking to represent tourism or travel itself, Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye considers art, history, and the social construction of places, spaces, and identities from the heightened perception of the tourist. Functioning as a guide book, a reader, and a souvenir, this lavish catalogue of the exhibition presents over 275 illustrations of thought-provoking artworks as icons and as tourist sites for exploration. A wide-ranging anthology of texts presents divergent routes and avenues through which to explore the symbols and cultural conventions created, deciphered, and disseminated by an increasingly mobile, international group of artists."--Jacket
Uniform : order and disorder by Giusi Ferré( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an operation of 'cultural cannibalism', this text utilizes and transforms a range of materials including fabrics, symbol images, advertising, comics and films that document the cultural transformations and use of uniforms as an instrument of order
Sugimoto : architecture by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenn Brown by Glenn Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying a major touring exhibition, this book features over 60 paintings, sculptures and previously unpublished new works, some of which are illustrated in gatefolds. Leading critics and curators examine the trajectory of Brown's career and his importance on the international art scene
Damien Hirst : relics by Damien Hirst( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking work, this catalog accompanies the largest exhibition ever realized on Damien Hirst, surveying the oeuvres of the highly acclaimed British artist. Published on the occasion of Relics, Hirst's first retrospective exhibition in Doha, Qatar, this richly illustrated book offers a different perspective on the work of one of the best-known artists working today. Tracing Hirst's career from his emergence on the art scene in the Young British Artists movement to his present status as one of the most controversial and highly regarded artists of his generation, this volume offers a complete overview on his wide-ranging practice, which includes installation, painting, sculpture, and drawing and challenges the boundaries between art, science, and popular culture. The catalog gathers over one hundred works, combining historic oeuvres with more recent projects: from The Kingdom to The History of Pain, from Pharmacy to For the Love of God, to the spot, spin, and butterfly paintings. With an essay by Francesco Bonami, an interview with the artist by Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Britain, and essays by the Qatari writer Sophia Al Maria and the Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid, the volume offers an original point of view on Hirst's oeuvre, whose works have become collective icons of our civilization", viewed December 12, 2013
Gabriele Basilico by Francesco Bonami( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Aitken : 100 yrs by Doug Aitken( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive book to date on the innovative multimedia artist Doug Aitken. Defying definitions of genre, Doug Aitken has explored every medium, from architecture and film to installations and interventions. While Aitken's work varies in both theme and context, his installations share a common thread in their ability to use technology to evoke meaningful personal reactions from the viewer, encourage audience interaction, and inspire communal gatherings. His films often explore themes of displacement and temporality, and through his keen awareness of motion, sound, and color he creates dreamlike landscapes and the futurist aesthetic for which he has become known. This beautifully designed book features visual essays by the artist and surveys his work in all mediums. The monograph is organized thematically into the four most prevalent ideas connected with his work, inspires thought, and will leave readers examining their own relationship to the world around them
Unfinished history by Francesco Bonami( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italics : Italian art between tradition and revolution, 1968-2008 by Palazzo Grassi (Venice)( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works from Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'arte( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2005 marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and to celebrate the contemporary art foundation, first founded in 1995 by Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, the Fondazione will show a huge-scale presentation of key works from the Collection. The exhibition entitled Bidibidobidiboo. Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, curated by Francesco Bonami, will feature major works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo contemporary art collection, which reflects the art scene of the last two decades. The exhibition will be installed in three sites in and around Turin: the Fondazione's centre for contemporary art opened in 2002 in Turin [31 May - 2 Oct. 2005], the Fondazione's original gallery at the historic villa Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene d'Alba [28 May - 2 Oct.], along with a further space at the ancient Royal stables, la Cavallerizza [31 May - 3 July, video section]
The Pantagruel syndrome : T1 Torino Triennale Tremusei, 2005 by Francesco Bonami( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pantagruel is the grotesque protagonist at the limits of absurdity in some novels by the French Renaissance writer Francois Rabelais. A creature of gigantic proportions, and voracious appetites, Pantagruel could represent contemporary society characterized by a tension toward change and a healthy desire for knowledge, on the one hand, and fragility and fear, on the other. The exhibition The Pantagruel Syndrome, curated by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is the first edition of TI Torino Triennale Tremusei. With works by 75 young artists and two solo exhibition devoted to Takashi Murakami and Doris Salcedo, TI explores this "syndrome" through paintings, sculpture, photography, installation, video, performance, sound projects and collective and anonymous projects by artists from round the world who explore the excess of our Pantagruelic universe."--BOOK JACKET
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Jeff Koons
Dreams and conflicts : the dictatorship of the viewer : 50th International Art ExhibitionMaurizio CattelanMaurizio CattelanRudolf StingelEchoes : contemporary art at the age of endless conclusionsAndy Warhol/Supernova : stars, deaths, and disasters, 1962-19642010 : Whitney BiennialUniversal experience : art, life, and the tourist's eye
Alternative Names
Bonami, Frančesko 1955-

Francesco Bonami

Francesco Bonami critico d'arte italiano

Francesco Bonami críticu d'arte italianu

Francesco Bonami Italiaans kunstcriticus

Francesco Bonami italienischer Kunstkritiker und Kurator

Бонами, Франческо

Ֆրանչեսկո Բոնամի

보나미, 프란체스코 1955-

ボナーミ, フランチェスコ