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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Works: 67 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 4,071 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Interviews  Photobooks  Art  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Organizer of meeting, 475
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West of center : art and the counterculture experiment in America, 1965-1977 by Elissa Auther( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A companion to an exhibition originating at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, this book illuminates how, in the western United States, the counterculture's unique integration of art practices, political action, and collaborative life activities serves as a linchpin connecting postwar and conempoart artistic endeavors."--p. [4] of cover
Howard Ben Tré by Arthur C Danto( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Ben Tre is a pioneer in the industrial casting of glass for art and has devised monolithic sculptural forms that are both contemporary and reminiscent of archaic forms of many world cultures. He frequently combines glass with stone and metal. This monograph provides a survey of his ouevre
Callahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photography( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Crossroads of American Photography examines the aesthetic and personal interrelationships of three photographers who helped define the course of American photography after Steiglitz: Frederick Sommer (1905-1999), Harry Callahan (1912-1999) and Aaron Siskind (1903-1991). Although each member of this "holy trinity" (as they were dubbed by photographer and publisher Jonathan Williams) has been honored with individual museum retrospectives, this is the first full comparison of their work, as well as an exploration of their robust, prescient exchange of ideas about photography, abstraction and metaphor over the course of their 25 years as colleagues and friends. Self-taught as photographers, this trio helped shape a national community of peers and the evolution of photography as an art form, creating a bridge between the purity of Group f/64-era photography at midcentury and the hybrid approaches to the medium seen today." "This exquisitely produced exhibition catalogue highlights the powerful role of such camaraderie in shaping photography at this seminal time, before the emergence of a market for photography and before widespread artistic acceptance of the medium. It brings to light contrasting philosophies of the artist/photographer's role (influenced by Existentialism for Siskind and by the writings of Spinoza for Sommer), the interest in chance as an artistic process, the expressive potential of photographic found objects and collage, experimental abstraction, close affiliations with fine art movements (New Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism), and changing attitudes toward the fine-print tradition."--Jacket
Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio : community architecture( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architect and teacher Samuel Mockbee, founder of Auburn University's Rural Studio, was an idealist who put into action one of the boldest programs in contemporary architecture. Mockbee led his students in the design and construction of homes, community centers and other essential structures in Hale County, Alabama--one of the poorest counties in the United States. Mockbee believed that architecture could play a determining role in combating the brutalities of poverty. He inspired students to create vanguard designs and utilize an array of innovative, cost-effective building materials that included scraps of carpet baled into rectangular building blocks. This combination of ingenuity and enterprise informed the unique character of Mockbee's undertaking. Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio appraises Mockbee's unique contribution, assessing how he believed that architecture, practiced as a community-oriented undertaking, could transform the social environment
HairStories( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The cultural significance of black hair is reflected in all aspects of contemporary American culture, from popular music and hip-hop fashion to Hollywood films and professional sports ... HairStories explores the history, style and meaning of black hair as seen through the eyes of three generations of major African American artists. Inspired by the Urban Bush Womens̕ performance HairStories ... the exhibition showcases more than 60 works by 27 artists and spans nearly a century of visual art, pop culture, music and literature. HairStories considers hair as a reflection of history, identity and race relations in America, from the days of segregation to today. The exhibition is organized around four themes: the syndrome of "good hair" vs. "bad hair," the importance of the barbershop and beauty salon as a center of the African American community, the social and political symbolism of hairstyles and hair as an expression of individuality"--Http://
Stocked : contemporary art from the grocery aisles by Emily Stamey( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stocked documents the work of contemporary artists who take the grocery store and consumption of its products as their subjects. Much of their work candidly cites 1960s pop, but these artists also use strategies culled from minimalism, performance, documentary photography, and scientific taxonomy. Keen observers and clever humorists, they prompt us to pay attention to the items we purchase, the spaces in which we buy them, the people we encounter there, the cultural norms that inform our eating and shopping, and the often overlooked effects of our habits. -- Provided by publisher
Betye Saar : still tickin' by Betye Saar( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betye Saar (born 1926) is a legend. For 60 years, she has created powerful artworks that question traditional roles and representations of African Americans and women in the US, as well as deeply personal works about her family history and spirituality. 'Betye Saar: Still Tickin"' considers the breadth of the artist's career and its key themes. To contextualize Saar's works, this volume includes writings by the artist from the 1970s to the present day as well as a recent interview with Saar in which she discusses her artistic practice and her views on history, including the current debate about police violence in the US. "My art becomes an explorer, a tracer of forgotten tribes, a seeker of sanctified visions," explains Saar. "These works are what I leave behind."
Branded and on display( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's walk west by Brad Kahlhamer( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking the infinite : contemporary women artists from Aboriginal Australia : from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection : Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu by La.) Tulane University (La Nouvelle-Orléans( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively, in-depth look at nine women on the vanguard of Aboriginal Australian art. This book explores women artists who are at the forefront of the Aboriginal arts movement in Australia
Covert operations : investigating the known unknowns by Claire C Carter( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the tragedies of September 11, 2001, contemporary artists such as Ahmed Basiony, Thomas Demand, Harun Farocki, Jenny Holzer, Trevor Paglen and Taryn Simon urgently pursued the complicated intersection of freedom, security, secrecy, power and violence. 'Covert operations: Investigating the known unknowns' features 13 international artists who have collected and revealed unreported information on subjects ranging from classified military sites and reconnaissance satellites to border and immigration surveillance, terrorist profiling, narcotics and human trafficking, illegal extradition flights and nuclear weapons. Among the other contributing artists are Anne-Marie Schleiner, Luis Hernandez Galvan, David Taylor, David Gurman, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, Hasan Elahi, and Kerry Tribe. Exhibition: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, Scottsdale, U.S.A. (28.10.2014-11.01.2015)
Alan Rath : robotics by Alan Rath( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricardo Mazal : la tumba de la reina roja : from reality to abstraction by Ricardo Mazal( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pursuing an artistic practice that merges digital technology with his formidable skill as a painter, Ricardo Mazal projects the ancient site of Palenque in a wholly new manner, as he conjures the poetics of a spiritually charged space existing over time. He expresses the site as a complex, multi-layered sphere that begins with the natural environment and moves inward, culminating with The Tomb of the Red Queen. In a series of paintings, photographs and monotypes, Mazal reflects upon the Maya worldview in which human life, nature, and the sacred, are inextricably intertwined. This philosophy is most powerfully articulated in his installation Rojo Sobre Negro (Red Over Black) that concludes the series, a work that represents Mazal's first experience working with this visual format."--BOOK JACKET
Lyle Ashton Harris : blow up by Cassandra Coblentz( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MetaModern by Ginger Gregg Duggan( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernist design, that radical and iconoclastic break with the past, is now itself a thing of the past. Perhaps sufficiently so that over the last few years, artists have been treating modernist designs as icons themselves, and incorporating them--sometimes literally and often conceptually--into their own work. These recombinations and modifications result in an entirely unique mix: a meta-modernism in which the original source is changed, self-referential, abstracted. Using classic elements in new configurations, artists from across the world are making original works of art that comment on the claims of the past in light of the complexities of the present. The artists included in MetaModern, most of whom were born in the 1960s, question the reverence accorded to classic modernism. Too young to have grown up eating their breakfast cereal from a Russel Wright spoon while seated in an Eames molded chair, these artists appropriate the language of the modernist movement critically, using it to interrogate the meaning of style and its relationship to history
People's Biennial 2010 : a guide to America's most amazing artists by Harrell Fletcher( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Turrell, infinite light by James Turrell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jin Soo Kim : twenty years, 1983-2003 by Jin Soo Kim( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water, water everywhere( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right to print : Segura Publishing Company by Cassandra Coblentz( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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West of center : art and the counterculture experiment in America, 1965-1977
Howard Ben TréCallahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photographySamuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio : community architectureHairStoriesBranded and on displayLet's walk westLyle Ashton Harris : blow upPeople's Biennial 2010 : a guide to America's most amazing artistsJames Turrell, infinite light
Alternative Names
Museum of contemporary art

Museum of contemporary art Scottsdale, Ariz.


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