WorldCat Identities

Downey, Anthony

Overview
Works: 52 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 1,841 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Archives  Art  Interviews  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Creator, Curator
Classifications: N6797.S53, 709.2
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Anthony Downey
Yinka Shonibare, MBE by Yinka Shonibare( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shonibare employs a wide range of media - sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation pieces - to explore matters of race, class, cultural identity, and history. The artist is best-known for his use of a Dutch-wax fabric, which, though labeled as "African," actually originated in Dutch Indonesia and was introduced to Africa by British manufacturers via Dutch colonizers in the nineteenth century. Incorporating the fabric into Victorian dresses, covering sculptures of alien figures with it or stretching it onto canvases, Shonibare uses the fabric as a metaphor to address issues of origin and authenticity. Published as a companion to Shonibare's first retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, this survey explores all aspects of Shonibare's work, offering a fully comprehensive portrait of his projects. Whether he is lampooning Victorian propriety or commenting on the latent ambiguities of the term "alien," Shonibare makes art."--Jacket
Art and politics now by Anthony Downey( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a richly illustrated survey of more than 200 artists whose works address the political, often using radical approaches and techniques to communicate their ideas. Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world and their art has taken a distinctly political turn. Eleven themed chapters with integrated illustrations each provide a closely woven argument about the contribution of specific artworks and projects to different aspects of political and social engagement, from globalization and citizenship to activism and the environment
Dissonant archives : contemporary visual culture and contested narratives in the Middle East by Anthony Downey( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dissonant Archives is the first book to consider the various ways in which contemporary artists from North Africa and the Middle East utilize and disrupt the function of the archive and, in so doing, highlight a systemic and perhaps irrevocable crisis in institutional and state-ordained archiving across the region"--Publisher's website
Uncommon grounds : new media and critical practices in North Africa and the Middle East by Anthony Downey( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More and more contemporary artists are using new media in their work, creating new horizons for cultural experimentation and political activism. In this ground-breaking book, internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and film-makers critically explore the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media across North Africa and the Middle East. Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, these writers consider the prominent role that new and social media has come to play in artistic practices - as well as social movements - in the Arab world today. Analysing alternative forms of creating, broadcasting, publishing, distributing and consuming images, Uncommon Grounds enquires into a global concern: does new media offer a 'democratisation' of and productive engagement with visual culture, or merely capitalise upon the affect of immediacy at the expense of depth and engagement? Featuring critical analyses and original, full-colour artists' inserts, this is the first book to explore, in depth, the degree to which the grassroots popularity of Twitter and Facebook has been co-opted into the mainstream media's characterisation of 'revolution' - and whether artists should be wary of being co-opted, by mass media, institutions and curators alike, into this 'revolutionary' event. In the process, it reveals the ways in which contemporary art practices not only reflect upon but also actively negotiate present-day notions of social activism and political engagement."--Publisher description
Different sam[upsidedown and backwards letter e]s : new perspectives in contemporary Iranian art by Hamid Keshmirshekan( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of Iranian art and artists over the past 100 years
Future imperfect : contemporary art practices and cultural institutions in the Middle East( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination, and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa. It offers critical contexts for a discussion that has become increasingly urgent in recent years - the role of culture in a time of conflict and globalization - and an in-depth critique of the historical state of cultural institutions in an age of political upheaval, social unrest, exuberant cultural activity, ascendant neoliberal forms of privatization, social activism, and regional uncertainty. Based on collective input from numerous contributors and interlocutors, this volume brings together internationally renowned academics, critics, activists, filmmakers, artists, and other independent cultural practitioners to consider how new infrastructures and institutions can effectively emerge within such fraught and dynamic contexts"--Jacket
Slavs and Tatars : mirrors for princes by Slavs and Tatars (Group of artists)( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The form of political writing often called 'advice literature,' shared by Christian and Muslim cultures alike, 'mirrors for princes' attempted to elevate statecraft (dawla) to the same level as faith/religion (din) during the Middle Ages. These guides for future rulers--Machiavelli's 'The Prince' being a widely known example--addressed the delicate balance between seclusion and society, spirit and state, echoes of which we continue to find in the US, Europe, and the Middle East several centuries later. Today we suffer from the very opposite: there is no shortage of political commentary, but a notable lack of intelligent, eloquent discourse on the role of faith and the immaterial as a valuable agent in society or public life. This publication brings together the writing of preeminent scholars and commentators using the genre of medieval advice literature as a starting point to discuss fate and fortune versus governance, advice for female nobility, and an Indian television drama as a form of translation of statecraft. The illustrated essays are accompanied by an interview with Slavs and Tatars
Don't shrink me to the size of a bullet : the works of Hiwa K by Hiwa K.( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering over decade of projects, "Don't Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet: The Works of Hiwa K" provides the first comprehensive account of the artist's practice to date. A series of texts included have been prepared and revised by the artist, and he has also included a collection of anecdotes that recount gossip, stories, jokes, personal insights, conundrums, and aphorisms garnered from multiple sources. These have all been translated into Kurdish for the first time. The volume is fully illustrated contains extended notes on the works. In the spirit of the artist's work, this volume will introduce a new audience to his projects and offer additional insights for those who already know it
Art & patronage : the Middle East( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of a promise : [contemporary art from the Arab world] by Lina Lazaar( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheela Gowda by Sheela Gowda( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition by Indian artist Sheela Gowda. Sheela says the works?anticipate, counter or are inspired by the space to begin with; the elements could take on other variants in other spaces?. The result is a dialogue between what the artist finds in the gallery, and ideas and observations informed by her experience of living in Bangalore.00Exhibition: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (16.06.-03.09.2017)
Yinka Shonibare MBE by Yinka Shonibare( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly revised and updated, this authoritative book presents the exciting, ironic, and often subversive work of Yinka Shonibare MBE, one of the stars of the international art scene. Born in London and raised in Nigeria, Shonibare employs a diverse range of media--from sculpture, painting, and installation to photography and film--to probe matters of race, class, cultural identity, and history. He is perhaps best known for his signature use of a colorful "African" batik fabric that actually originated in Indonesia and was introduced to Africa in the19th century by British and Dutch colonizers. Incorporated into Victorian costumes, covering sculptures of extraterrestrials, or stretched like canvas for paintings, these vibrant textiles cleverly challenge issues of origin and authenticity. This book--the most comprehensive resource available on Shonibare--presents the best work of the London-based artist's career, including his high-profile project for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square and other innovative public sculptures. Whether lampooning Victorian propriety or commenting on what it means to be an "alien, " Shonibare makes art that challenges straightforward interpretations"--
Kerry Stewart by Kerry Stewart( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissonant archives : contemporary visual culture and contested narratives in the Middle East( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual culture in the Middle East Series( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not Vital : suicides( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yinka Shonibare MBE : fabric-ation by Yinka Shonibare( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly revised and updated, this book presents the exciting, ironic, and often subversive work of Yinka Shonibare MBE, one of the stars of the international art scene. Born in London and raised in Nigeria, Shonibare employs a diverse range of media--from sculpture, painting, and installation to photography and film--to probe matters of race, class, cultural identity, and history
Rarrk - London : September 20th - October 7th 2007( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucas Samaras( Book )

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

Dissonant archives. Contemporary visual culture and competing narratives in the Middle East( Book )

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

Archives are often viewed as ordered collections of historical documents that record information about people, places and events. This view nevertheless obscures a crucial element in these processes: the archive, whilst subject to the vagaries of time and history, is also concerned with determining the future. This feature of the archive has gained considerable urgency in modern-day North Africa and the Middle East where it has come to the fore as a site of social, historical, theoretical, and political contestation. Dissonant Archives is the first book to consider the ways in which contemporary artists, in exploring archival contexts and structures, foreground a systemic and perhaps irrevocable crisis in institutional and state-ordained archiving across the region
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.54 for Yinka Shon ... to 0.94 for Dissonant ...)

Yinka Shonibare, MBE
Covers
Different sam[upsidedown and backwards letter e]s : new perspectives in contemporary Iranian artArt & patronage : the Middle East
Languages