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Enwezor, Okwui

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Most widely held works by Okwui Enwezor
Lorna Simpson by Lorna Simpson( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lorna Simpson, which accompanies a major mid-career retrospective organized by the American Federation of Arts, offers a comprehensive examination of this artist's remarkable achievement over a period of more than twenty years of production. The works featured include examples of the artist's earliest photograph and text works, in which she introduces the basic elements of combining a figure whose body is often cropped or whose face is hidden from view with fragments of text that confound the viewer's expectations of narrative and identity. Simpson's illustrious career is charted up to the present with film and video installations from 1997 to 2004, as well as the artist's most recent photographs."--Jacket
Contemporary African art since 1980 by Okwui Enwezor( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[S]urvey of the work of contemporary African artists from diverse situations, locations, and generations who work either in or outside of Africa, but whose practices engage and occupy the social and cultural complexities of the continent since the past 30 years ... Organized in chronological order, the book covers all major artistic mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, installation, drawing, collage ... Presents examples of ... work by more than 160 African artists ... [I]ncludes Georges Adeagbo Tayo Adenaike, Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Kader Attia, Luis Basto, Candice Breitz, Moustapha Dimé, Marlene Dumas, Victor Ekpuk, Samuel Fosso, Jak Katarikawe, William Kentridge, Rachid Koraichi, Mona Mazouk, Julie Mehretu, Nandipha Mntambo, Hassan Musa, Donald Odita, Iba Ndiaye, Richard Onyango, Ibrahim El Salahi, Issa Samb, Cheri Samba, Ousmane Sembene, Yinka Shonibare, Barthelemy Toguo, Obiora Udechukwu, and Sue Williamson.--From publisher description
Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks by Daniel Birnbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a period when artistic developments no longer proceed via tidy movements, when narratives of progress no longer hold sway, when the art world has not one centre but many, this title provides the reader with all the materials to compose a picture of the most vital period in art: our own
The short century : independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994 by Okwui Enwezor( Book )

21 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In/sight : African photographers, 1940 to the present( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snap judgments : new positions in contemporary African photography by Okwui Enwezor( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains work by Doa Aly, Lara Baladi, Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, Yto Barrada, Luis Basto, Zohra Bensemra, Zarina Bhimji, Mohamed Camara, Ali Chraïbi, Omar D., Depth of Field, Allan deSouza, Andrew Dosunmu, Hala Elkoussy, Theo Eshetu, Mamadou Gomis, Kay Hassan, Romuald Hazoumé, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Moshekwa Langa, Maha Maamoun, Boubacar Touré Mandémory, Zwelethu Mthethwa, James Muriuki, Lamia Naji, Otobong Nkanga, Jo Ratcliffe, Tracey Rose, Randa Shaath, Mikhael Subotzky, Sada Tangara, Guy Tillim, Michael Tsegaye, Hentie van der Merwe, and Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko
Reading the contemporary : African art from theory to the marketplace( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together twenty-two essays in which key critical thinkers, scholars and artists explore a wide range of subjects including contemporary African art, cinema and photography. They lay out theoretical and critical frameworks for engaging with these practices, locating them within the context of current debate and the continent's peculiar history
Antinomies of art and culture : modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneity( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays by art historians and cultural theorists on what it means for art to be contemporary in the wake of postmodernism
Archive fever : uses of the document in contemporary art by Okwui Enwezor( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organised and written by renowned scholar and ICP adjunct curator Okwui Enwezor, 'Archive Fever' presents works by leading contemporary artists who use archival documents to rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss
María Magdalena Campos-Pons : everything is separated by water by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water is the first full-scale survey of the artist's career. The book's title, borrowed from one of her works, evokes the dangerous sea crossings faced by her enslaved ancestors from Africa and her Cuban contemporaries seeking greater freedom in America. The title also evokes a sense of dislocation felt when physical and geopolitical barriers divide family and friends, past and future." "Author Lisa D. Freiman considers how Campos-Pons's practice, which is predicated on concepts of separation, memory, and fragmentation, developed and transformed from her artistic training and early production in Cuba in the 1980s through her move to the United States in 1991 and her subsequent recognition as a major figure in the international art world. Okwui Enwezor interprets Campos-Pons's expressive materials - reassembled fragments of lost traditions and symbols, and memories of personal and collective history, religion, and mythology - within the context of post-colonial theory."--Jacket
Rise and fall of apartheid : photography and the bureaucracy of everyday life( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring some of the most iconic images of our time, this unique combination of photojournalism and commentary offers a probing and comprehensive exploration of the birth, evolution, and demise of apartheid in South Africa. Photographers played an important role in the documentation of apartheid, capturing the system's penetration of even the most mundane aspects of life in South Africa. Included in this vivid and compelling volume are works by photographers such as Eli Weinberg, Alf Kumalo, David Goldblatt, Peter Magubane, Ian Berry, and many others. Organized chronologically, it interweaves images and essays exploring the institutionalization of apartheid through the country's legal apparatus; the growing resistance in the 1950s; and the radicalization of the antiapartheid movement within South Africa and, later, throughout the world. Finally, the book investigates the fall of apartheid, including Mandela's return from exile. Far-reaching and exhaustively researched, this important book features more than 60 years of powerful photographic material that forms part of the historical record of South Africa"--Publisher's website
Chris Ofili by Chris Ofili( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chris Ofili's intricately constructed works, combining beadlike dots of paint, collaged images from popular media, and elephant dung, create a unique iconography that marries African artistic and ritual practices with Western art historical traditions and contemporary hip-hop culture. This beautifully designed book, made in close collaboration with the artist, is the first to examine Ofili's artistic development and surveys his work in watercolor, graphite drawing, and sculpture. Literary and historical parallels from a formidable list of contributors explore the ways through which the artist has grasped his times with a palpable sense of history."--Jacket
David Adjaye : making public buildings : specificity, customization, imbrication by David Adjaye( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of his exhibition at London's Whitechapel Gallery, this book brings together ... authors to reflect on Adjaye's practice, significance and influences. Okwui Enwezor and Saskia Sassen discuss the increasing need for a politicised definition of public space, while Nikolaus Hirsch and Peter Allison consider Adjaye's attention to materials. Two interviews with David Adjaye, one led by Peter Allison and the other by Kodwo Eshun, guide us throught his approach to making public buildings within a global context. They are accompanied by drawings, documents and photographs relating to ten of Adjaye's most important projects, all published here for the first time -- Dust jacket
Documenta 11, platform 5 : exhibition, catalogue by 2002, Kassel) Documenta (11( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenta11 consisted of five platforms. The first four platforms addressed specific issues at different venues in cooperation with various partners. The exhibition in Kassel was the fifth platform. The publications for Documenta11 are published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. They are comprised of four volumes of the collected platform lectures, a commissioned study of urban conditions in Latin America (edited by Armando Silva), the exhibition catalog, a photo documentation of the exhibition, and a short guide to the exhibition
Events of the self : portraiture and social identity : contemporary African photography from the Walther Collection by Walther Collection( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwelethu Mthethwa by Zwelethu Mthethwa( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since apartheid's fall in 1994, South African photography has exploded from the grip of censorship onto the world stage. A key figure in this movement is Zwelethu Mthethwa, whose internationally acclaimed work addresses the economic and political reality of present-day South Africa." "His stunning large-scale portaits often portray rural immigrants on the margins of South African cities, revealing the efforts of his subjects to maintain their cultural identities through their choices in clothing, and the decoration of their dwellings and places of worship. The artist's later work also addresses the evolving relationship of South Africa to neighboring nations and to the global context." "Working collaboratively with his subjects, Mthethwa employs a fresh approach marked by color and a dynamic exchange between the photographer and the photographed. His singular oeuvre challenges both traditional conventions of African commercial studio photography and Western documentary work, marking a transition away from the typical exoticized images that encapsulate what curator Okwui Enwezor describes as "afro-pessimism."" "This book, the artist's first monograph, provides an overview of his work to date."--Jacket
David Adjaye : form, heft, material by Haus der Kunst München( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Adjaye, a major international figure in architecture and design, transforms complex ideas into approachable, innovative structures. The book contains an introduction by Okwui Enwezor and Zöe Ryan; an essay by Adjaye himself; analyses of his master plans, transnational architecture, monuments and memorials, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.; and portfolios of his work, grouped by theme"--
Postwar : art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965 by Haus der Kunst München( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accompanying the exhibition "Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945 1965," this extensive catalogue presents the work of more than 200 artists from over 50 countries. Uniquely, it understands the term postwar as a truly global condition, focusing on the increasingly interdependent nature of the world as the result of new geopolitical affinities and technological realities. The catalogue illuminates how these epochal social changes manifested worldwide across the practices of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, cinema, and music, through eight thematic sections: Aftermath: Zero Hour and the Atomic Era; Form Matters; New Images of Man; Realisms; Concrete Visions; Cosmopolitan Modernisms; Nations Seeking Form; and Networks, Media, and Communication. Key historical texts, visual essays, color illustrations, and over 35 original contributions by leading international art historians, curators, and scholars offer new insights into the complex legacies of artistic practice and art historical discourses that emerged in the aftermath of World War II s devastation. Artists biographies, a comprehensive bibliography, and chronologies of the postwar period further supplement what will become an indispensable resource for future research."
Matthew Barney : River of fundament by Okwui Enwezor( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set across the American landscape, 'River of Fundament' is an epic story of regeneration and rebirth, inspired by Norman Mailer's 1983 novel 'Ancient Evenings.'"--p.[3]
Sarah Sze by Okwui Enwezor( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 211 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
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Lorna Simpson
Alternative Names
Enveizors, Okui 1963-

Envezors, Okvui 1963-

Enwezor, Okwuchukwu Emmanuel.

Enwezor, Okwuchukwu Emmanuel 1963-

Okwui Enwezor 1963-

Okwui Enwezor conservator uit Nigeria

Okwui Enwezor critico d'arte nigeriano

Okwui Enwezor Kurator und Autor

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Contemporary African art since 1980Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworksThe short century : independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994In/sight : African photographers, 1940 to the presentSnap judgments : new positions in contemporary African photographyReading the contemporary : African art from theory to the marketplaceAntinomies of art and culture : modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneityArchive fever : uses of the document in contemporary art