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Hoptman, Laura J. 1962-

Works: 134 works in 342 publications in 2 languages and 6,872 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Pictorial works  Photobooks  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, zxx, wat, Curator, Contributor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura J Hoptman
Drawing now : eight propositions by Laura J Hoptman( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The art of drawing flourished in the 1990s, and broke significantly from the tenets of twentieth-century modernism. Drawing Now: Eight Propositions surveys this new work, and shows drawing as no less adventurous and aesthetically satisfying than any of the more recent and seemingly more current methods of artmaking today. Carefully executed and highly finished, the drawings explored in this book - which accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (in its temporary home in Queens, New York) in 2002-2003 - are largely representational and descriptive, sometimes with an interest in story-telling. Some show affinities with illustration, fashion, or comic strips; others are closer to industrial and commercial varieties of precision drawing, such as architectural plans and scientific renderings; still others take ideas from the traditions of ornament."--Jacket
Yayoi Kusama by Laura J Hoptman( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b.1929) has pursued her principal themes of infinity, self-representation, sexuality and compulsive repetition since she took the New York art world by storm in the late 1950s with her 'Infinity Nets': a series of heroically-scaled paintings covered in endlessly repetitive net-like patterns, which won the admiration of artists ranging from Barnett Newman to the discriminating Donald Judd. In Kusama's installations and sculptures she compulsively covers every surface, either in polka dots (Infinity Mirror Room, 1965), mirrors (Endless Love Show, 1966) or phallus-like protrusions (Violet Obsession, 1994). This book signifies the first ever monograph on the astounding 40-year career of this established, deeply daring and tirelessly experimental artist, who represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993. It was published to coincide with an exhibition in 2000 at the Serpentine Gallery. Overall, Kusama is internationally respected for her soft sculptures and psychedelic installations, through which she also explores themes of love and obsession throughout her work, in all its diversity: from her net-like pattern paintings begun in 1959, to her Pop-inspired love happenings in the 1960s, to installations whose every surface has been completed boundlessly by a complex but always distinct pattern. A visionary whose work is unique in the panorama of post-war art, Kusama is known not only as an artist but also as a fashion designer, poet, novelist and film-maker -- all documented in this uniquely comprehensive monograph. American art historian and Museum of Modern Art curator Laura Hoptman examines in her Survey the gradual transitions in the artist's work, from painting to performance to installation, in the context of her international artistic contemporaries. Japanes poet and critic Akira Tatehata discusses with the artist her own evolving relationship with her work and how it is received in Eastern and Western contexts. German-born art historian Udo Kultermann focuses on the artist's seminal installation work Driving Image (1959-64), which he exhibited in Essen, Germany, in 1966. For Artist's Choice, the artist has selected tanka poems by Takuboku Ishikawa (1886-1912), a renowned Japanese poet who, like Kusama, combined the expression of personal suffering with great formal innovations in his work
Primary documents : a sourcebook for Eastern and Central European art since the 1950s( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents documents drawn from the artistic archives of Eastern and Central Europe during the second half of the 20th century
Live forever by Elizabeth Peyton( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 409 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, historical paintings and unpublished snapshots from her personal archive
The Forever now : contemporary painting in an atemporal world by Laura J Hoptman( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the work of 17 artists whose paintings reflect a singular approach that characterizes our cultural moment at the beginning of this new millennium--they refuse to allow us to define, or even meter our time by them. This phenomenon was first identified by the science fiction writer William Gibson, who used the term "atemporality" to describe a cultural product that paradoxically doesn't represent, through its style, its content or its medium, the time from which it comes. Atemporality, or timelessness, manifests itself in painting as an ahistorical free-for-all, where contemporaneity as an indicator of new form is nowhere to be found, and all eras co-exist. This profligate mixing of past styles and genres is a hallmark for our moment in painting, which artists achieve by reanimating historical styles or creating a contemporary version of them, incorporating motifs from throughout twentieth-century art into a single painting or a body of work, or radically paring their language down to the most archetypal forms. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this volume features work by an international roster of artists including Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Bratsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Mary Weatherford and Michael Williams
Isa Genzken : retrospective by Isa Genzken( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years, yet the breadth of her achievement -- which spans sculptures, paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist's books, films, installations and public works -- is still largely unknown in the United States. Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist's epically diverse body of work, this publication encompasses Genzken's work in all media over the past 40 years and is the most complete monograph on the artist available in English. Genzken has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation of artists has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past ten years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. The catalogue presents Genzken's career, through essays exploring the unfolding of her practice from 1973 until today, as well as an expansive plate section that provides a chronological overview of all her most important bodies of work and key exhibitions. Born in Germany in 1948, Isa Genzken is one of Germany's most important living artists. In the mid-1970s, as a student at Dusseldorf's renowned Kunstakademie, she created geometric wood sculptures, which gained her early international acclaim (she exhibited these works at Documenta 7 and the Venice Biennale in 1982). Since then, she has made sculptures in plaster, concrete and epoxy resin. Ranging in size from maquettes to monumental, these abstract works are influenced by Minimalism, but are decidedly narrative. Paintings that examine ideas of surface and light, as well as photographs, collages, artist's books and films, followed in the 1990s. From the late 90s on, Genzken began to create increasingly complex sculptural installations". -
Collage : the unmonumental picture by Richard Flood( Book )

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

Product Description: The simplicity of collage, together with its strong graphic presence, lent the medium a sense of revolutionary possibility when it was first adopted by avant-garde artists almost 100 years ago. During the twentieth century collage gradually became identified with such artistic practices as Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, and today it has gained new momentum as an energetic art form with a strong political dimension. This stunning book explores the role of collage in contemporary visual culture. Featuring the work of both established talents and a new generation of artists, it examines how collage is used to confront and comment on a world that is dominated by the mass media and obsessed with conspicuous consumerism. Includes the work of Thomas Hirschhorn, Kim Jones, Wangechi Mutu, Martha Rosler, Nancy Spero and John Stezaker
Sarah Sze by Okwui Enwezor( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first substantial monograph on an artist whose sculptures capture the proliferation of information and objects in contemporary life. Sarah Sze (b. Boston, 1969, lives and works in New York) has developed a sculptural aesthetic that transforms space through radical shifts in scale, colonizing peripheral spaces, engaging with the history of a building, and altering the viewer's perception and experience of architecture through large, site-specific interventions. Known for her unexpected and carefully arranged combinations of materials, from cotton buds and tea bags to water bottles and ladders, light bulbs and electric fans, Sze has presented ephemeral installations that penetrate walls, suspend from ceilings and burrow into the ground. Her work exists at the intersection of sculpture, drawing and architecture where her formal interest in light, air and movement is coupled with an intuitive understanding of colour and texture. Like the scientific instruments of measurement they often reference, Sze's sculptures attempt to quantify and organize the universe, ascribing a fragile, personal system of order. Within her practice, sculpture becomes both a device for organizing and dismantling information and a mechanism to locate and dislocate oneself in time and space. Sze received a BA from Yale University in Connecticut in 1991 and an MFA from New York's School of Visual Arts in 1997. She is represented by Tanya Bonakdar in New York and Victoria Miro in London. In 2013 she represented the United States at the 55th Venice Biennale. She was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Program Genius Grant in 2003 and of the AICA Award for Best Project in a Public Space in 2012
Tomma Abts by Tomma Abts( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Germany and based in London, Tomma Abts has received considerable acclaim for her paintings and drawings. This volume, the artist's first extensive monograph, provides a survey of her work, with full-color images of thirty-seven paintings and eighteen drawings, as well as three specially commissioned essays."--Jacket
Beyond belief : contemporary art from East Central Europe by László Beke( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brion Gysin : dream machine by Laura J Hoptman( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a detailed study of Brion Gysin's œuvre in both art-historical and contemporary contexts. The book features incisive texts, a photo essay, and appreciations by contemporary artists
The art of tomorrow( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the work of around 80 contemporary artists
Club 57 : Film, performance, and art in the East Village, 1978-1983( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public's imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978-83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake. Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 is the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space. The exhibition will tap into the legacy of Club 57's founding curatorial staff--film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson--to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of interdisciplinary endeavor. Responding to the broad range of programming at Club 57, the exhibition will present their accomplishments across a range of disciplines--from film, video, performance, and theater to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, zines, fashion design, and curating. Building on extensive research and oral history, the exhibition features many works that have not been exhibited publicly since the 1980s."--Provided by publisher
Yayoi Kusama by Yayoi Kusama( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kusama is internationally renowned for her groundbreaking work on themes such as infinity, self-image, sexuality, and compulsive repetition. A well-known name in the Manhattan scene of the 1960s, Kusama's subsequent work combined Psychedelia and Pop culture with patterning, often resulting in participatory installations and series of paintings. This revised and expanded edition of the 2000 monograph, which is arguably still one of the most comprehensive studies on her work to date, has been augmented by an essay by Catherine Taft and a collection of new poems by the artist
Kai Althoff : and then leave me to the common swifts = und dann überlaßt mich den Mauerseglern by Laura J Hoptman( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kai Althoff' is one of the most consummate--and unpredictable--artists of his generation. A painter and a draftsman, he has experimented since the mid-1990s with combinations of unconventional mediums and exhibition formats to create all-encompassing environments that might include finely detailed drawings, collage, woven textiles, knitted fabric, soft sculpture, paintings, writing, video, fragrance and song. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this publication presents Althoff's work in all mediums made over a 25-year career. Created in close collaboration with the artist, the book features lavish color reproductions of Althoff's most significant works. Contributions by scholars, art professionals and friends of the artist offer multiple perspectives on Althoff's iconographically rich work" (viewed October 31, 2016)
Brad Kahlhamer : almost American by Laura J Hoptman( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

54th Carnegie international by Carnegie Museum of Art( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Rothschild by Eva Rothschild( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past decade Eva Rothschild has earned a reputation as one of Britain's leading sculptors. Her compelling sculptures invoke a complex relationship between abstract form, and the conceit that an object can bear a dimension beyond its mere empirical properties. Her work references and rephrases the vocabularies of progressive art movements of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Minimalism, while also suggesting aspects of both conventional and alternative spirituality and faith. There is a sense that her recurrent materials, metal, wood, ceramic, leather and Perspex, become imbued in her sculptures with an apparent ability to transcend their innate physical limitations. Rothschild's work examines how we perceive objects, and the layers of meaning that we invest into them."--Publisher description
Cloud-net by Cecilia Vicuña( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyeth : Christina's world by Laura J Hoptman( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1947 Andrew Wyeth produced what would become one of the most iconic paintings in American art: a desolate landscape featuring a woman lying in a field, that he called "Christina's World." The woman in the painting, Christina Olson, lived in Cushing, Maine, where Wyeth and his wife kept a summer house. She suffered from polio, and was paralyzed from the waist down; Wyeth was moved to portray her when he saw her one day crawling through the field towards her house. "Christina's World" was to become one of the most well-loved and most scorned works of the twentieth century, igniting heated arguments about parochialism, sentimentality, kitsch and elitism that have continued to dog the art world and Wyeth's own reputation, even after the artist's death in 2009. An essay by MoMA curator Laura Hoptman revisits the genesis of the painting, discussing Wyeth's curious focus, over the course of his career, on a deliberately delimited range of subjects and exploring the mystery that continues to surround the enigmatic painting."--Cubierta
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Drawing now : eight propositions
Yayoi KusamaPrimary documents : a sourcebook for Eastern and Central European art since the 1950sLive foreverCollage : the unmonumental pictureTomma AbtsBeyond belief : contemporary art from East Central EuropeBrion Gysin : dream machineThe art of tomorrow
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Hoptman, Laura

Hoptman, Laura 1962-

Hoptman, Laura J.

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