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Larner, Melissa

Works: 83 works in 199 publications in 2 languages and 2,595 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Biography  Catalogues raisonnés  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author, Curator
Classifications: N6537.K645, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melissa Larner
Faces in the crowd : picturing modern life from Manet to today = volti nella folla : immagini dell vita moderna da Manet a oggi by Faces in the crowd( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exhibition and its catalog trace a history of avant-garde figuration from a new perspective. Taking Manet's The Masked Ball at the Opera as its starting point, the book focuses on his contemporaries such as Degas and then moves through the twentieth century to artists of today. Some artworks represent a dramatic rupture with the past proposing radical and innovative modern forms and structures. Others picture modern life or its impact on our inner selves. Others consider art as an agent for further social change. All the works include critical and bibliographical entries, plus a selection of extracts from historical documents and artists writings from the 19th-century to today. Taken together this art fully illuminates its theme in which representations of the human figure are seen as expressions of modernity"--Global Books in Print
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007 by Olafur Eliasson( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007 skabt af den norske arkitekt Kjetil Thorsen og den danske kunsner Olafur Eliasson
Yoko Ono : to the light by Yōko Ono( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'To the Light', a major exhibition of the work of celebrated artist Yoko Ono, reflects upon the enormous impact that she has made on contemporary art, exploring her influential role across a wide range of media. The exhibition, her first in a London public institution for more than a decade, includes new and existing installations, films and performances, as well as archive material relating to several key early works
Paul Chan : the 7 lights by Paul Chan( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilma af Klint : painting the unseen by Hilma af Klint( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilma af Klint is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. While her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian or Malevich. Af Klint sought to express her feelings transmitted to her from nature and the unseen spiritual world. This catalogue focuses primarily on her body of work "The Paintings for the Temple", 1906-15, and numerous paintings from the key series never published before. Exhibition: Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (03.03-15.05.2016)
Jeff Koons by Jeff Koons( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Koons' Popeye series, begun in 2002, incorporates some of the artist's signature themes and motifs: the surrealistic combination of everyday objects, cartoon imagery, outsized scale, art-historical references and children's toys. The sculptures reproduced here continue Koons' fondness for casting inflatable toys in aluminum-carefully painted to resemble supple plastic-which he juxtaposes here with unaltered everyday objects, such as chairs or garbage cans. The Popeye paintings are complex and layered compositions that combine disparate images both found and created by Koons (including images of the sculptures in the series). The instantly recognizable figures of Popeye and Olive Oyl are central, and recur across several key works within the book. Frederic Tuten, Arthur C. Danto and Dorothea von Hantelmann provide commentary on this fun body of work, which Koons discusses in a conversation with Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Richard Prince : America goes to war-- swimming in the afternoon-- by Richard Prince( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo Pistoletto : the mirror of judgement by Michelangelo Pistoletto( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For his 2011 exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, recorded in this volume, Arte Povera veteran Michelangelo Pistoletto (born 1933) devised a chest-high labyrinth made of cardboard, to draw visitors through the galleries and steer them into encounters with various sculptures
Leon Golub : bite your tongue by Leon Golub( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey catalogue of the American figurative painter, his first in London since 2000, will highlight key aspects of the artist's oeuvre from the 1950s until his death in 2004. His paintings from the 1950s depict universal images of man and reference the classical figure found in antiquity, while his highly political series of the 1970s and 1980s draws on the Vietnam War, American foreign policy and the rise of paramilitary soldiers in places such as South Africa and Latin America. His work from the 1990s incorporates slogans, text, graffiti and symbols into dystopian scenes of urban existence. Exhibition: Serpentine Gallery, London (4 March-17 May 2015)
Gustav Metzger : decades, 1959-2009 by Gustav Metzger( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and medicine by Wellcome Collection( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "This illustrated book is published to coincide with the exhibition War and Medicine, organized by Wellcome Collection, London, in collaboration with the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden. It explores the complex and fascinating relationship between war and medicine, and the ways in which they have influenced each other throughout the modern period. As civilizations develop more sophisticated and destructive technologies with which to wage war, medicine evolves to meet the needs of resulting casualties. This in turn informs advances in civilian medicine and social policy. War and Medicine charts this complex process and the ethical, political and personal issues raised." From the sometimes counterintuitive and ethically challenging principles of triage, to the recent arguments over whether and how post-traumatic stress can be clinically diagnosed, it reveals how humankind's desire to repair and heal has tried, with varying degrees of success, to keep pace with its capacity to maim and kill. The result is an engrossing history of war and medicine in the modern era
Duane Hanson : [editors Rebecca Lewin and Melissa Larner with Melissa Blanchflower] by Duane Hanson( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Serpentine presents the work of late American sculptor Duane Hanson in his first survey show in London since 1997. Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life into iconographic material. The exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre.00Exhibition: Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK (02.06-13.09.2015)
Matthew Barney : drawing restraint by Matthew Barney( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca Warren by Rebecca Warren( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her classically formal clay and bronze sculptures, London-based Rebecca Warren positions herself within the predominantly male figurative tradition, which includes Degas and Rodin, while maintaining the contemporary stance of questioning her predecessors' authority. Here she presents new works alongside well-known pieces from throughout her career."--Jacket
Etel Adnan : the weight of the world by Etel Adnan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serpentine Galleries presented the works of painter, essayist and poet Etel Adnan, who was born in 1925 in Beirut, Lebanon. In her first solo exhibition in a UK public institution, the Serpentine showed work from across her career and including paintings, drawings, poetry, film and tapestry
Krieg und Medizin( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Period eye : Karen Kilimnik's fancy pictures by Scott Rothkopf( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz : quick light by Alex Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition catalogue brings together texts from artists, thinkers and poets, which offer personal responses to Katz's work. It opens with a previously unpublished conversation between Alex Katz and Hans Ulrich Obrist and a new poem written by John Godfrey. In her essay, Ingrid D. Rowland expands on Katz's unique approach to light and a conversation between artists Marlene Dumas and Jan Andriesse gives an insight into their engagement with Katz's work over time. Critic and writer Jan Verwoert's text explores Katz's understanding of depth and perception and the artist Merlin James focuses on a single painting. The publication also features archival reviews, which highlight the changing opinions of Katz's work throughout time and the influence of the cultural landscape on his practice. Exhibition: 'Alex Katz. Quick Light', (02.06.-11.09.2016) Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Ed Atkins : a seer reader by Ed Atkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most prominent artists of his generation, Ed Atkins works primarily with High Definition video and text, exploiting and subverting the conventions of moving image and literature. Focussing on the artist's use of language within his practice, A Seer Reader is both the title of the book and of the extraordinary new text written by Atkins especially for the publication.00Focussing on the artist’s use of language within his practice, A Seer Reader is both the title of the book and of the new text written by Atkins which also includes his distinctive drawings. In addition, it features a foreword by Serpentine Galleries directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist as well as an essay by writer, curator and academic Mike Sperlinger, which explores and contextualises Atkins’ writing.00Exhibition: Serpentine Gallery, London, U.K. (11.06-25.08.2014)
Gerhard Richter : 4900 colours by Gerhard Richter( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed of bright monochrome squares randomly arranged in a grid to create stunning sheets of kaleidoscopic color, Gerhard Richter's 4900 Colors (2007) - the latest result of the artist's long-term exploration of seriality - was created just following the completion of his design for the south transept window of Cologne Cathedral, unveiled in August 2007, which is made of 11,500 hand-blown squares of glass in 72 colors. 4900 Colors consists of 196 panels of 25 different colored squares that can be reconfigured in 11 variations, from one large-scale piece to multiple, smaller paintings. Version II - 49 identically sized paintings, each 38 x 38 inches - was produced for Richter's 2008 Serpentine Gallery exhibition, also catalogued here, alongside texts by critics Benjamin Buchloh, Peter Gidal and Birgit Pelzer as well as Serpentine Director, Julia Peyton Jones and Serpentine Co-Director of Exhibitions Hans Ulrich Obrist."--BOOK JACKET
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Faces in the crowd : picturing modern life from Manet to today = volti nella folla : immagini dell vita moderna da Manet a oggi
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007Paul Chan : the 7 lightsJeff KoonsRichard Prince : America goes to war-- swimming in the afternoon--Gustav Metzger : decades, 1959-2009War and medicineMatthew Barney : drawing restraintRebecca Warren
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