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Alberro, Alexander

Works: 117 works in 365 publications in 6 languages and 11,265 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  History  Photographs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Collector, Creator, wat, wpr, Lyricist
Classifications: N6494.C63, 700
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexander Alberro
Recording conceptual art : early interviews with Barry, Huebler, Kaltenbach, LeWitt, Morris, Oppenheim, Siegelaub, Smithson, Weiner, by Patricia Norvell by Patsy Norvell( )

21 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a highly provocative series of interviews conducted in early 1969 with some of the most dynamic, daring, and innovative artists of the tumultous 1960s. The nine individuals - eight artists and one art dealer - are now known as major contributors to Conceptual art
Conceptual art and the politics of publicity by Alexander Alberro( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conceptual art was one of the most influential art movements of the second half of the twentieth century. In this book Alexander Alberro traces its origins to the mid-1960s, when its principles were first articulated by the artists Dan Graham, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner, and others. One of Alberro's central arguments is that the conceptual art movement was founded not just by the artists but also by the dealer Seth Siegelaub. Siegelaub promoted the artists, curated groundbreaking shows, organized symposia and publications, and in many ways set the stage for another kind of entrepreneur: the freelance curator. Alberro examines both Siegelaub's role in launching the careers of artists who were making "something from nothing" and his tactful business practices, particularly in marketing and advertising."--Jacket
Conceptual art : a critical anthology by Alexander Alberro( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compared to other avant-garde movements that emerged in the 1960s, conceptual art has received relatively little serious attention by art historians and critics of the past twenty-five years - in part because of the difficult, intellectual nature of the art." "This anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement. It also contains more recent memoirs by participants, as well as critical histories of the period by some of today's leading artists and art historians. A good portion of the exchange between artists, critics, and theorists took place in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and private correspondence. These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews."--Jacket
Robert Smithson by Robert Smithson( Book )

18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fully illustrated 280-page book accompanies the first comprehensive American retrospective of Robert Smithson's (1938-1973) complex and highly influential body of work. Perhaps best known as the creator of Spiral Jetty, a fifteen-hundred-foot rock coil dramatically situated in Utah's Great Salt Lake, Smithson also broke new ground with his films, photographs, writings, drawings, sculptures, and collages. His oeuvre defied convention, utilizing nontraditional art materials such as mirrors, maps, concrete, earth, and asphalt - in addition to language, as both a written and visual medium. Smithson's revolutionary ideas moved art beyond the walls of the museum into the landscape itself."--Jacket
Barbara Kruger by Barbara Kruger( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the career and work of Barbara Kruger, focusing on her exploitation of social-psychological messages embedded in popular culture through the integration of photography and text in installation pieces around the world
Art after conceptual art( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art After Conceptual Art tracks the various legacies of conceptualist practice over the past three decades. The anthology introduces and develops the idea that Conceptual art generated several different, and even contradictory, forms of art practice. Whereas some of these art modes contested commonplace assumptions of what art is, others served to buttress those beliefs. The bulk of the volume features newly written and highly innovative essays challenging standard historicizations of the legacy of Conceptualism, as well as the critical impact of these art practices on art since the 1970s. The essays explore topics as diverse as the interrelationships between Conceptualism and institutional critique, neoexpressionist painting and conceptualist paradigms, Conceptual art's often-ignored complicity with design and commodity culture, the specific forms of identity politics taken up by the reception of Conceptual art, and Conceptualism's North/South and East/West dynamics. A few texts that continue to be crucial for critical debates within the fields of conceptual and postconceptual art practice, history, and theory have been reprinted in order to convey the vibrant and ongoing discussion on the status of art after Conceptual art. The present volume aims to trigger an exploration of the relationship between postconceptualist practices and the beginnings of contemporary art. The Generali Foundation Collection Series introduces important themes from this collection of contemporary art, without dealing explicitly with the collected artworks. Instead, it explores those discourses that have been crucial for the formation of art practices central to the Generali Foundation Collection. Furthermore, it makes visible their social, historical, and theoretical contexts, and the relevant shifts and disruptions within them
Institutional critique : an anthology of artists' writings( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of writings & projects by artists from across Europe & the Americas who have developed & expanded the genre of institutional critique. This is an artistic practice that reflects critically on its own housing in galleries & museums & on the concept & social function of art itself
Lawrence Weiner by Lawrence Weiner( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawrence Weiner's art can appear painted across an entire building, floating inside a souvenir biro or sung as a lyric by a country and western band. One of the canonical conceptual artists of the 1960s, this American-born artist was among the first to 'dematerialize' the object of art into the realm of language and ideas. He composes texts which describe process, material and structure whilst evoking a poetic vision which unfolds in the reader's mind. They are also contingent on the geography, architecture or function of a particular site and the viewer's personal associations. Using a utilitarian yet elegant typeface, stark monochrome or vivid colours, his works have a striking formal beauty. Dedicated to the circulation of art and ideas, one statement can take the form of myriad media ranging from paint to stone to video, considering the issue of artistic possession as a cultural phenomenon." "This book is the first comprehensive survey of an internationally celebrated artist who continues to make new commissions around the world."--Jacket
Museum highlights : the writings of Andrea Fraser by Andrea Fraser( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The writings in Museum Highlights are arranged to reflect different aspects of Fraser's artistic practice. They include essays that trace the development of critical "artistic practice" as cultural resistance; performance scripts that explore art institutions and the public sphere; and texts that explore the ambivalent relationship of art to the economic and political interests of its time. The final piece, "Isn't This a Wonderful Place? (A Tour of a Tour of the Guggenheim Bilbao)," reflects on the role of museums in an era of globalization. Among the book's 30 illustrations are stills from performance pieces, some never before published."--BOOK JACKET
Two-way mirror power : selected writings by Dan Graham on his art by Dan Graham( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection Graham explores the rationale behind his own art. The essays are organized thematically and chronologically, they chart his career from conceptual art for magazine pages of the 1960s, to his pavilion sculptures of the 1980s-1990s
Abstraction in reverse : the reconfigured spectator in mid-twentieth-century Latin American art by Alexander Alberro( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator a greater role than ever before in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, 'Abstraction in Reverse' traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomas Maldonado, Jesus Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous artworks prior to the act of viewing, these artists presented a range of projects that required the spectator in order to be complete. Importantly, as Alberro shows, these artists set aside regionalist art in favor of a modernist approach that transcended the traditions of any nation-state. Along the way, the artists fundamentally altered the concept of the subject and of how art should address its audience, a revolutionary development with parallels in the greater art world
Joaquín Torres-García : the Arcadian modern by Luis Pérez Oramas( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Joaquín Torres-García opened up transformative possibilities for modernist art on both sides of the Atlantic. A Uruguyan who lived in South America, North America, and Europe, Torres-García anticipated the cultural breadth of today's art world not only in his life but in his equal concerns with the avant-garde and the primitive, the schematic and the utopian. Published alongside the first major American retrospective of Torres-García work since the 1970s, this book richly illustrates his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and manuscripts offering a full overview of his long and wide-ranging career
Working conditions : the writings of Hans Haacke by Hans Haacke( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects writings by Haacke that explain and document his practice. The texts, some of which have never before been published, run from straightforward descriptions to wide-ranging reflections and full-throated polemics. They include correspondence with MoMA and the Guggenheim and a letter refusing to represent the United States at the 1969 São Paulo Biennial."--Provided by publisher
Monica Bonvicini by Janet Kraynak( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting the overlap between patriarchy and architecture head on, Monica Bonvicini has attracted international attention with her video Wallfucking in which a naked woman rubs her genitals against a wall protuberance and with her site-specific installations using chains, steel and leather. "Architecture is the ultimate erotic act, carry it to excess", asserts an installation in this monograph
Referencing art by Jerry Uelsmann( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Face to face : the Daros collections( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julio Le Parc : obras cinéticas : obras de Julio Le Parc na Coleção Daros Latinamerica, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, 11 de outubro, 2013-16 de fevereiro, 2014 = Julio Le Parc : kinetic works : works by Julio Le Parc in the Daros Latinamerica Collection, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, October 11, 2013-February 16, 2014 by Julio Le Parc( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in Portuguese and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling van het werk van de Argentijnse schilder en beeldhouwer (1928)
Rights of passage : photographs by Martha Rosler( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Bismuth by Pierre Bismuth( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller : works from the Goetz collection by Janet Cardiff( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound installations and sound images by the Canadian artist duo Janet Cardiff & Georges Bures Miller have received international acclaim. Over a period of years, Ingvild Goetz has incorporated an entire series of works by Cardiff (b. 1957 in Ontario) and Miller (b. 1960 in Alberta) into her collection. This publication is the first to present them all together, providing details about their creation and references and shedding light on their place in the artists' oeuvre. In doing so, particular focus is placed on the key importance of sound as well as the special way that Cardiff & Miller deal with this very important-yet usually only subliminally perceived-aspect of current media art
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Recording conceptual art : early interviews with Barry, Huebler, Kaltenbach, LeWitt, Morris, Oppenheim, Siegelaub, Smithson, Weiner, by Patricia Norvell
Conceptual art and the politics of publicityConceptual art : a critical anthologyRobert SmithsonBarbara KrugerArt after conceptual artInstitutional critique : an anthology of artists' writingsLawrence WeinerMuseum highlights : the writings of Andrea Fraser
Alternative Names
Alexander Alberro American art historian

Alexander Alberro Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Alexander Alberro historiador de l'art estatunidenc

Alexander Alberro historiador del arte estadounidense

Alexander Alberro US-amerikanischer Kunstkritiker und Professor