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Ruf, Beatrix

Works: 407 works in 914 publications in 4 languages and 7,525 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Collages  Essays  Photobooks  Interviews  Art  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Interviewer, Author, Publishing director, Curator, Author of introduction, Other, zxx, Interviewee, win, edi
Classifications: N6797.L84, 709.2
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Most widely held works about Beatrix Ruf
Most widely held works by Beatrix Ruf
Sarah Lucas : exhibitions and catalogue raisonné 1989-2005 by Sarah Lucas( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph offers a comprehensive overview of Lucas' unusual photographs, sculptures, and installations with essays ... and a complete catalogue of Sarah Lucas' work to date ... 454 illustrations, 76 in colour"--Dustjacket
Tate Triennial 2006 : new British art by Jan Verwoert( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a snapshot of contemporary art practice in Britain, this book explores a significant theme emerging from the work of the artists selected: the appropriation and re-casting of cultural material. A short essay accompanies the work of each of the thirty artists featured
Mark Morrisroe by Mark Morrisroe( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diverse work of photographer Mark Morrisroe has mostly been exhibited and discussed in connection with his famous colleagues Nan Golding and David Armstrong. Morrisroe documented friends, whos lifestyles were inspired by punk and bohemia. He captured his friends in painterly portraits and nude photographs
Richard Prince : paintings, photographs by Richard Prince( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence Koh by Terence Koh( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenny Holzer : Lustmord by Jenny Holzer( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Welt by Wolfgang Tillmans( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the period of more than two decades, Wolfgang Tillmans has explored the medium of photo-imaging with greater range than any other artist of his generation. From snapshots of his friends to abstract images made in a darkroom without a camera or works made with a photocopier, he has pushed the photographic process to its outer limits in myriad ways. For this collection of photos, his fourth book with TASCHEN, Tillmans turned away from the self-reflexive exploration of the photography medium that had occupied him for several years by focusing his lens on the outside world - from London and Nottingham to Tierra del Fuego, Tasmania, Saudi Arabia, and Papua New Guinea. He describes this new phase simply as 'trying out what the camera can do for me, what I can do for it.' The result is a powerful and singular view of life today in diverse parts of the world, seen from many angles. Says Tillmans, 'My travels are aimless as such, not looking for predetermined results, but hoping to find subject matter that in some way or other speaks about the time I'm in.' The book features a fascinating conversation between the artist and Beatrix Ruf, director of Kunsthalle Zürich."--Publisher's description
Seth Price : social synthetic by Seth Price( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2017, the Stedelijk Museum presents the first survey of the American artist Seth Price. The show is a comprehensive overview of his artistic career so far, encompassing more than 140 works made since 2000, including sculpture, installation, 16mm film, photography, drawing, painting, video, clothing and textiles, web design, music and sound, and poetry. Price will be exhibiting a number of new works.00Exhibition: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands (15.04-03.09.2017) / Museum Brandhorst, München, Germany (2017)
The oasis of Matisse by Henri Matisse( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stedelijk has conceived a unique exhibition concept for this survey: the permanent collection on the museum's ground floor will be enriched with a selection of Henri Matisse's (1868-1854) classic pieces, creating surprising combinations with the work of his contemporaries, teachers, and followers. At the heart of this exhibition is one of the most popular works in the Stedelijk's collection: the monumental paper cut-out The Parakeet and the Mermaid (1952-1953). This iconic artwork is presented alongside other cut-outs by Matisse and rarely-exhibited works in fabric and stained glass inspired by them. Exhibition: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (27.03. - 16.08.2015)
Nicole Eisenman by Nicole Eisenman( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicole Eisenman's work is inspired by power and powerlessness, art and commerce, consumerism and sex and how artistic success and everyday life are constructed
Parse by John Baldessari( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Baldessari (born 1931) is a luminary in the realms of Conceptual art and book art, and one of the most important figures in contemporary art of the last 40 years. Since his sensational Cremation Project of 1970, for which he incinerated every single painting he had made between 1953 and 1966, Baldessari's work has mined the tensions between language, image and sign-making. Baldessari unpicks the very mechanisms of media representation, and even the idea of artistic subject matter itself, using painting, photography, film/video, collage and reliefs, integrating images and text from advertising and movies into his works. Since 1980, Baldessari has worked mostly without text in serial photographs and pictures, and strategies such as overpainting, visual omissions and withheld information have increasingly taken on the earlier function of language. For this superbly designed book, Baldessari has designed a sequence of enigmatically fragmentary and geometrically emphatic images, arranged rhythmically across the volume's landscape format, that slowly accrete narrative as the reader-viewer moves through the book. These fragments, derived largely from B-movie stills, lead into a second chapter that reproduces the complete pictures. Juggling these themes of composition, information, omission and rhythm, Parse consolidates Baldessari's signature concerns into a great work of book art." [Publisher's statement]
Günther Förg : a fragile beauty by Günther Förg( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunther Förg (1952-2013) was a German painter, sculptor, and photographer with an irreverent approach to abstraction. Förg's project tackled the latent instability between image and reality. His painterly surfaces may appear exquisitely sensitive, his installations elegantly precise, but these are mastered and executed with a cold detachment. His deft manipulations of the languages of abstraction obscured a darker message. This publication, the most comprehensive to date, offers an important new understanding of this extraordinary and complex artist. Three years in the making, it reinterprets Förg's oeuvre to reveal an artistic project that raises important questions about the traditional role of an object as a conveyor of fixed meaning. The book's subtitle--"A Fragile Beauty"--is an indication of how Förg successfully manipulated what is behind and beyond an object's appearance
Allora & Calzadilla by Jennifer Allora( Book )

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

Culmination of a collaboration between five institutions that recently presented exhibitions of the work of Allora and Calzadilla: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Serpentine Gallery, London, Kunsthalle Zürich, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam. The book discusses the five exhibitions and documents individually the five different installations
Luke Fowler by Luke Fowler( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Fowler's films explore the limits and conventions of documentary filmmaking, offering a critical response to the idea that form can offer the viewer a single objective truth. Combining new and archival footage, interviews and photography with densely layered sound, Fowler constructs impressionistic portraits of vanguard thinkers and counter-cultural figures, presenting us with a chance to rethink our relationship to history and to the radical possibilities of film
Blasted allegories : works from the Ringier Collection = werke aus der Sammlung Ringier by Beatrix Ruf( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. u.a. "Spirale 1-7" von Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
Again the metaphor problem and other engaged critical discourses about art by Beatrix Ruf( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seit Beginn ihrer Karrieren in den 1960er Jahren sind die amerikanischen Künstler John Baldessari und Lawrence Weiner befreundet. In New York treffen sie den britischen Künstler Liam Gillick zu dem von Beatrix Ruf, Direktorin der Kunsthalle Zürich, moderierten Gespräch. Die Metapher, seit jeher als künstlerisches Verfahren in Verwendung, ist ein wichtiges Problem im Werk dieser drei Künstler, die mit Sprache, Filmbildern und Installationen arbeiten. Im Gespräch eröffnen sich neue Erkenntnisse über die Metapher, über die Funktion der Kunst, über Architektur und über die Rollen und Interessen der Künstler und der Vermittler von Kunst. Ein Gespräch über die Kunstwelt und die Kunst in der Welt
Yang Fudong by Fudong Yang( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... [T]he first comprehensive survey of Yang Fudong's work. ... [T]he exhibition features films, single-channel videos, multi-channel videos and films, and photographs ..."--Page 121
Sonne, Mond und Sterne by Peter Fischli( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de JRP/Ringier: "This new artists' book by the celebrated Swiss artist-duo gathers 800 images inspired by magazine advertisements. Designed by NORM in close collaboration with the artists, the book, stemming from Fischli/Weiss' contribution to the Ringier AG Annual Report 2007, is a very generous if slightly nauseating collection of photos, slogans, and messages that constitute our contemporary media landscape. Organized in loose categories, they plunge the reader in a flow of images whose commercial dimension recedes to let their (often unplanned) narrative qualities freely develop into an unlikely account of life's journey."
Laura Owens : Kunsthalle Zürich. [12. Juni - 13. August 2006] by Laura Owens( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalog aims to be a complete record of the artist's paintings since 1994
Sean Landers : Kunsthalle Zürich by Sean Landers( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Sarah Lucas : exhibitions and catalogue raisonné 1989-2005
Tate Triennial 2006 : new British artMark MorrisroeRichard Prince : paintings, photographsTerence KohJenny Holzer : LustmordNicole EisenmanParseAllora & Calzadilla
Alternative Names
Beatrix Ruf deutsche Museumskuratorin, Museumsdirektorin und Autorin

Beatrix Ruf Directeur van het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Beatrix Ruf German art curator

Beatrix Ruf tysk kurator

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