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Butler, Cornelia H.

Works: 130 works in 411 publications in 2 languages and 10,989 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Curator, Contributor, Creator, Organizer of meeting, Other, Collector, Author of introduction, Publishing director, wst
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Cornelia H Butler
Most widely held works by Cornelia H Butler
Modern women : women artists at the Museum of Modern Art by Museum of Modern Art (Nueva York)( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the collection of feminist art in the Museum of Modern Art. It features essays presenting a range of generational and cultural perspectives
WACK! : art and the feminist revolution by Calif.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles( Book )

23 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written entries on each artist offer key biographical and descriptive information and accompanying essays by leading critics, art historians, and scholars offer new perspectives on feminist art practice. The topics provide a broad social context for the artworks themselves
Willem de Kooning : tracing the figure by Willem De Kooning( Book )

22 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Smithson by Robert Smithson( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 766 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
On line : drawing through the twentieth century by Cornelia H Butler( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century explores a radical transformation of drawing that began over a century ago and continues as a vital impulse in art today. In a revolutionary departure from traditional ideas of drawing, and from the reliance on paper as the medium's fundamental support, artists have pushed the line of drawing into real space, expanding its relationship to gesture and form and invigorating its links with painting and sculpture, photography and film, and, particularly notably, dance and performance. Through works by over 100 artists, and through essays by Cornelia Butler and Catherine de Zegher that illuminate both broad themes and individual practices, On Line presents a groundbreaking history of an art form. The great, recognized art movements, from Cubism and Futurism at the beginning of the twentieth century through Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Concretism, arte povera, Conceptualism, and many other approaches up to the diverse present, are shown from a new perspective, and are joined by a host of less familiar artworks that properly claim a place in this differently defined field
Defining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks by Daniel Birnbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 608 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
Afterimage : drawing through process by Cornelia H Butler( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term "process art" describes a moment of radical, a formal experimentation in postwar American sculpture. Through the medium of drawing, Afterimage revisits process art in terms of the artists who defined the movement and suggests a transitional moment when many of its practitioners anticipated the feminist and postminimalist art of the 1970s. Nancy Grossman's use of language, for example, suggests a kind of material abstraction, and Nancy Holt's earth works and related drawings introduced content into a minimalist vocabulary. The book also explores the drawing as a residual object in works in which the process of making dictates the form of the drawing. Examples include Gordon Matta-Clark's stacked cuttings, Robert Morris' "blind time" drawings, and Sol Lewitt's folded construction drawings. Other works, such as those by Bruce Nauman and Robert Smithson, record a particular approach to body-based and process-oriented sculpture. The book, which accompanies an exhibition, contains an essay by Cornelia H. Butler on the historical ambiguity surrounding process art and one by Pamela M. Lee on temporality in work of the late1960s. The artists included in the book are William Anastasi, Richard Artschwager, Mel Bochner, Agnes Denes, Nancy Grossman, Robert Grosvenor, Marcia Hafif, Eva Hesse, Nancy Holt, Barry LeVa, SolLewitt, Lee Lozano, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Yvonne Rainer, Dorothea Rockburne, Alan Saret, Joel Shapiro, Robert Smithson, Michelle Stuart, Richard Tuttle, and Jack Whitten. Copublished with The Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles
Cotton puffs, Q-tips, smoke and mirrors : the drawings of Ed Ruscha by Margit Rowell( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gunpowder, tobacco, coffee, rose petals, lettuce and blood are just a few of the unorthodox materials used by California-based artist Ed Ruscha, whose work is featured in this sumptuously produced monograph of drawings. Produced in conjunction with a career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, this catalog features over 200 reproductions of the artist's sly and meticulously rendered drawings of stock phrases from pop culture (e.g. "Hollywood Calif," "Babycakes," "20th Century Fox"). The drawings are accompanied by two rather disjointed essays by exhibit curator Rowell and MoCA LA curator Butler. Rowell's essay focuses on the artist's working process, explaining that one reason Ruscha drew with gunpowder was because it was an easier medium to manipulate than graphite. She also points out some salient links between the artist's drawings and his interest in photography. Butler takes a more conceptual approach, examining the content of Ruscha's drawings and his working materials through a theoretical and thematic lens. While both essays offer welcome insights into the work of a highly mercurial artist, Rowell's reliance on stiff art historical jargon and Butler's disorganized presentation make for dense reading. Part of their difficulty may be that the drawings themselves, with their sparklingly light irony and deft, masterly touch, have strange, otherworldly resonances that are difficult to pin down with words. Ultimately, it's the strength of the work itself that makes this book a must-have for any Ruscha fan."--Publisher's Weekly review
Marlene Dumas : measuring your own grave by Marlene Dumas( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director's foreword / Jeremy Strick -- Acknowledgments / Cornelia Butler -- Marlene Dumas : Painter as Witness / Cornelia Butler -- Less Dead / Richard Shiff -- The Binding Factor : The Maternal Gaze of Marlene Dumas / Lisa Gabrielle Mark -- Victoria Falls (for MD) / Matthew Monahan -- Selected Exhibitions -- Selected Bibliography -- Checklist of the Exhibition
Lygia Clark : the abandonment of art, 1948-1988 by Cornelia H Butler( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920-1988), the first comprehensive exhibition in North America of her work. Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 comprises nearly 300 works made between the late 1940s and her death in 1988. Drawn from public and private collections, including MoMA's own, this survey is organized around three key themes: abstraction, Neo-Concretism, and the 'abandonment' of art. Each of these axes anchors a significant concept or a constellation of works that mark a definitive step in Clark's career. While Clark's legacy in Brazil is profound, this exhibition draws international attention to her work. By bringing together all parts of her radical production, the exhibition seeks to reintroduce her into current discourses of abstraction, participation, and a therapeutic art practice."
Adrian Piper : a synthesis of intuitions, 1965-2016 by Christophe Cherix( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking work that has profoundly shaped the form and content of conceptual art since the 1960s. Strongly inflected by her longstanding involvement with philosophy and yoga, her pioneering investigations into the political, social, psychological and spiritual potential of conceptual art have had an incalculable influence on artists working today. Published in conjunction with the most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date, this catalog presents more than 280 artworks that encompass the full range of Piper's mediums: works on paper, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sound and photo-texts. Essays by curators and scholars examine her extensive research into altered states of consciousness; the introduction of the Mythic Being - her subversive masculine alter-ego; her media and installation works from after 1980, which reveal and challenge stereotypes of race and gender; and the global conditions that illuminate the significance of her art. Previously unpublished texts by the artist lay out significant events in her personal history and her deeply felt ideas about the relationship between viewer and art object. This publication expands our understanding of the conceptual and post-conceptual art movements and Piper's pivotal position among her peers and for later generations
From conceptualism to feminism : Lucy Lippard's Numbers shows, 1969-74 by Cornelia H Butler( Book )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a main essay by Cornelia Butler and including 140 black-and-white images. Additional contributions by Pip Day and Sabeth Buchmann, interviews with Lucy Lippard and Seth Siegelaub, archival texts by Peter Plagens, Griselda Pollock and Caroline Tisdall and interviews with artists Eleanor Antin, Agnes Denes, Alice Aycock and Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Four exhibitions of contemporary art curated by Lucy Lippard have become known as her 'numbers shows'. Each took the population of the city in which it was shown as its title: '557,087' in Seattle, '955,000' in Vancouver, '2,972,453' in Buenos Aires and 'c.7,500' in Valencia, California, before touring the US and to London. This third title in the Exhibition Histories series examines the numbers shows and follows Lippard's trajectory as critique and curator, tracing her growing political engagement and involvement with feminism. Extensive archival material is complemented by a new essay by Cornelia Butler and interviews with Lippard, Seth Siegelaub and exhibiting artists as well as critical responses written at the time by Peter Plagens and Griselda Pollock. The volume also includes an essay by Pip Day analysing artists' initiatives in Argentina as a context for Lippard's emerging political consciousness. The Exhibition Histories series investigates exhibitions that have shaped the way contemporary art is experienced, made and discussed."--Publisher
Rodney Graham : a little thought by Rodney Graham( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight patterns : Laurence Aberhart ... et al.( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social scene : the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation photography collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles by Calif.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubuffet drawings, 1935-1962 by Jean Dubuffet( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) achieved international recognition in the late 1940s for his paintings inspired by children's drawings, the art of psychiatric patients, and graffiti. Drawing played a major role in the development of his art as he explored on paper new subjects and techniques, experimenting with nontraditional tools and modes of application. Despite his essential role in the postwar avant-garde and his continuous influence on the art of the following decades, Dubuffet has received less attention than other artists of his generation, such as Jackson Pollock or Willem de Kooning. This will be the first major museum exhibition devoted to works on paper by one of the most important French artists of the 20th century. Featuring more than one hundred drawings representing Dubuffet's development during his most innovative decades the exhibition will include rarely seen works and major loans from public and private collections in the United States and France. Exhibition: Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA (30.09.2016-02.01.2017) / Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (29.01.-30.04.2017)
Drawing redefined : Roni Horn, Esther Kläs, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle, Jorinde Voigt by Roni Horn( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an original, critical look at the distinctive role drawing plays in the processes of five influential contemporary artists. For Roni Horn, Esther Kläs, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle, and Jorinde Voigt drawing is an essential medium in their multimedia and object-based work. Drawing affirms these artists' tactile engagement with the world and serves as a means for aesthetic experimentation and inquiry. In these artists, hands and through their bodies, the traditional practice of drawing is transformed into an exploration of time and space not necessarily bound to the page or the wall, manifest in film, sculpture, and painting. Following an introduction that traces the art historical precedents of drawings key role in 20th-century artistic practice, noted scholars of contemporary art provide essays that explore the individual work of each artist and the vital place drawing maintains within it. Their diverse and compelling works of art are featured in 60 color illustrations. Exhibition: DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, USA (2.10.2015-20.3.2016)
Marisa Merz : the sky is a great space by Marisa Merz( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together five decades of painting, sculpture, and installations from the celebrated Italian artist Marisa Merz, this monograph accompanies a major US retrospective of her work"--
Mark Bradford by Anita Hill( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely entry in the Contemporary Artists series focuses on Mark Bradford, the Los Angeles-based artist best known for his large-scale abstract paintings that examine the class, race, and gender-based economies that structure urban society. His collages and installations, made of materials scavenged from the streets, have created a unique body of work that still stands as a strong response to the impromptu networks that emerge within a city. In this new title, his life and work are explored as never
Cross sections by Catherine Wagner( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modern women : women artists at the Museum of Modern Art
WACK! : art and the feminist revolutionWillem de Kooning : tracing the figureRobert SmithsonOn line : drawing through the twentieth centuryDefining contemporary art : 25 years in 200 pivotal artworksAfterimage : drawing through processCotton puffs, Q-tips, smoke and mirrors : the drawings of Ed RuschaMarlene Dumas : measuring your own grave
Alternative Names
Butler, Connie.

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Butler Cornelia

Butler, Cornelia 1963-

Cornelia Butler American curator

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Cornelia Butler conservadora de muséu estauxunidense

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