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Rugoff, Ralph 1957-

Overview
Works: 192 works in 510 publications in 2 languages and 8,542 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Curator, zxx, Author of introduction, Director, wpr, Author of screenplay, Creator, Interviewee, wat, Compiler, Collector, Scenarist, Interviewer, Publishing director
Classifications: N6537.M31, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ralph Rugoff
 
Most widely held works by Ralph Rugoff
Paul McCarthy by Paul McCarthy( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances and installations figuring animal, vegetable, human hybrids
Scene of the crime by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scene of the Crime surveys thirty-five years of West Coast art, investigating aesthetic practices that address the art object as a kind of evidence, a clue to absent meanings and prior actions. From seminal works by Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman, Barry Le Va, and Vija Celmins to recent works by artists such as Paul McCarthy, James Luna, Anthony Hernandez, and Sharon Lockhart, this art declares that it is about more than meets the eye and raises the suspicion that a significant segment of contemporary art demands a forensic reading
The human factor : the figure in contemporary sculpture by Hayward Gallery (Londres)( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Human Factor: the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture' brings together the work of 25 leading international artists, in whose practice the human form plays a central role. Over the past 25 years, artists have reinvented figurative sculpture by looking back to earlier movements in art history as well as imagery from contemporary culture. Setting up dialogues with modernist as well as classical and archaic models of art, these artists engage and confront the question of how we represent the 'human' today. Eschewing concerns related to psychological portraiture, these artists use the figure as a catalyst for evoking far-ranging content, including subjects spanning political violence and mortality to sexuality and voyeurism. A unique survey of figurative sculpture today, this highly illustrated volume features newly-commissioned essays by authors including Tate Britain Director, Penelope Curtis, art critic and writer Martin Herbert, Artangel co-director James Lingwood, art historian Lisa Lee and Hayward Gallery Director, and curator of the exhibition, Ralph Rugoff. Alongside full-colour images of the artists' works, the book also includes original and rarely-seen material documenting the creation of these fascinating works."--
Psycho buildings : artists take on architecture by Brian Dillon( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture" will mark the 40th anniversary of The Hayward - one of the world's most architecturally unique exhibition venues. It brings together the work of artists - including Atelier Bow-Wow, Michael Beutler, Los Carpinteros, Gelitin, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto, Tobias Putrih, Tomas Saraceno, Do-Ho Suh and Rachel Whiteread - who create habitat-like structures and architectural environments that are mental and perceptual spaces as much as physical ones
Tom Friedman by Tom Friedman( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is devoted to Tom Friedman's exceptional body of work over the past nineteen years. Starting with commonplace objects like plastic cups, construction paper and Hefty garbage bags, this prolific artist transforms the often overlooked into playfully philosophical works that are ordinary and extraordinary at the same time." "Friedman forces his viewers to reconsider the criteria for what is called "art" by exploring the material qualities of the object and the experiential process of making art through repetition, mutation, and dimension. While his work can demand a level of trust and reflection, it often rewards the viewer by sparking a childlike curiosity that sets one free to the beautifully endless potential of the everyday." "The book features over 250 color illustrations and encompasses 200 artworks that reflect Friedman's humor, his painstaking craftsmanship, and the unending inventiveness that distinguishes his work."--Jacket
Intelligence : new British art 2000 by Virginia Button( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Intelligence' suggests both covert information gathering and the faculty used to process information into something new. Many contemporary artists might be seen as intelligence agents at large in society, gathering, sifting and transforming the raw data of our lives, critically examining our environment, the way we live and our social relationships. This catalogue, published to accompany the major exhibition at Tate Britain, brings together the work of twenty-two artists who share such an approach. These artists all view art as a means for seeing the world differently: their work asks questions and offers clues, but does not attempt to provide a complete answer. Instead, they invite viewers to use their own intelligence to investigate the art and reach their own conclusions."--Jacket
The painting of modern life : 1960s to now by Turin. Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book re-examines what has been arguably the most influential development in the history of contemporary painting - the use and translation of photographic imagery. Beginning with seminal photo-inspired works from the early 1960s by painters such as Gerhard Richter, Vija Celmins, Andy Warhol and Malcolm Morley, this book charts the international evolution of this trend over the past 45 years. Richly illustrated with over 100 paintings by 22 artists whose work draws upon varied photographic sources - from amateur snapshots to news and magazine pictures - this book explores how the significance and content of an image changes dramatically when it is translated into a different medium."--Jacket
Speaking with hands : photographs from the Buhl Collection by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of a major exhibition drawn from The Buhl Collection, this book demonstrates the prevalence of the hand as a photographic theme, a result, in part, of photography's easy ability to capture fragments and detail, as well as ephemeral movement. The selected works depict the hand literally, in the context of portraiture, for example, as well as figuratively, in terms of the poetic emphasis given to hand gestures in documentary images. In artistic images created from the 1920s to the present, the hand is abstracted and subsequently treated as a conceptual device. Jennifer Blessing explores the nature of collecting photographs and why hands are in many ways a uniquely photographic theme. Kirsten A. Hoving emphasizes the prevalence of hands in Surrealist photographs and prose. Ralph Rugoff discusses the uncanny aspects of hands in contemporary art that uses photography. The catalogue entries, written by Matthew S. Witkovsky with Melanie Marino and Nat Trotman, cover 150 artists and 168 works, forming a useful resource for the study of the history of photography
George Condo : mental states by George Condo( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with a major exhibition in the USA and Europe, this book surveys artist George Condo's career, focusing on his portrait paintings but also including a selection of sculptural busts made in precious substances such as gold and bronze
Tracey Emin : love is what you want by Tracey Emin( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small world : dioramas in contemporary art by Toby Kamps( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baja to Vancouver : the West Coast and contemporary art by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy Deller : joy in people by Jeremy Deller( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erwin Wurm : I love my time, I don't like my time by Erwin Wurm( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has gained an international reputation for challenging traditional notions of sculpture, photography, performance art, and drawing. His classic One Minute Sculptures invite audiences to participate in the creation of temporary sculpture by combining their bodies with a variety of common objects according to the artist's instructional drawings. Erwin Wurm: I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time is a comprehensive survey which highlights more than ten years of production. It includes staged situations for the creation of selected One Minute Sculptures; the photo series Instructions For Idleness (2001), Instructions on How to be Politically Incorrect (2002-03), Thinking About Philosophers (2002-04), and Hotel Rooms (2001); and a selection of videos such as 59 Positions (1992), Flight Simulator (1998), and Adelphi Sculptures (1999). Also featured is the Fat House/I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time (2003), the latest in Wurm's Fat series that explores the wild and dark potential of digital animation."--BOOK JACKET
Thomas Demand : phototrophy by Thomas Demand( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the threshold of the visible : minuscule and small-scale art 1964-1996( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new décor by Amy Blotfield( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The New Décor' is an international survey of contemporary artists who incorporate elements of furniture or interior design in their works. It features a diverse collection of international contemporary artists such as Sarah Lucas, Ernesto Neto, Mona Hatoum and Jam Lambie, among many others
Circus Americanus by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imaginary portraits of George Condo by George Condo( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Shrigley : brain activity by David Shrigley( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his wry and witty drawings, British artist David Shrigley has built up an artistic practice that, over the past two decades, has expanded well beyond drawing to include photography, sculpture, neon signs, animation, painting, printmaking, publishing and music. Shrigley finds humor in flat depictions of the inconsequential and the bizarre, qualities that he heightens through a deliberately limited technique. In this unusually complete look at the much-loved artist's diverse approaches, Shrigley is revealed as a master of many media and many kinds of humor, from the black humor for which he is famed to caricature and more slapstick situations. With an immediate and accessible appeal to diverse audiences, Shrigley's work offers an insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships
 
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Paul McCarthy
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Scene of the crimePsycho buildings : artists take on architectureTom FriedmanIntelligence : new British art 2000The painting of modern life : 1960s to nowSpeaking with hands : photographs from the Buhl CollectionGeorge Condo : mental statesTracey Emin : love is what you want
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English (161)

German (14)