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Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent, Belgium)

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Works: 183 works in 256 publications in 5 languages and 4,265 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Belgium) Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent
 
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Most widely held works by Belgium) Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent
Paul McCarthy : head shop, shop head : works 1966-2006 by Paul McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: Although Paul McCarthy was born in 1945, has been working for nearly 40 years and is counted among the most influential figures of his generation, he didn't become known to the general public until the early 1990s. Because of this, and because he has frequently collaborated with younger artists like Mike Kelley and Jason Rhoades, many people think mistakenly that McCarthy belongs to a younger generation. Perhaps this is also because his portfolio includes works like the 1993 Spaghetti Man, a mannequin-like child figure with a penis so long it coils in front of him, who likes to stand around galleries in nothing but a T-shirt and a furry bunny face mask. Works like these--uneasy, funny, wise--undertake a critical processing of Western culture, its traumas and taboos, and the institutions that shape its denizens. Hollywood, Disney and the family are a few of McCarthy's direct sources of inspiration. Head Shop/Shop Head: Works 1966-2006 features seven large installations, 15 large sculptures, two inflatable ones, drawings, photos and film, all of which are featured at the important retrospective mounted by Sweden's Moderna Museet in the summer of 2006
Dara Birnbaum : the dark matter of media light by Dara Birnbaum( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work combines images of Dara Birnbaum's landmark pieces, among other works - with fascinating dialogues between Birnbaum and the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist as well as numerous insightful essays
Kounellis by Jannis Kounellis( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing : the bottom line by Philip Van Cauteren( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the works of fifty-three artists from around the globe, all working within the medium of drawing and exploiting its versatile nature in a wide variety of ways. From brief sketches to fully realized and complex constructions, drawing provides the preliminary foundation for all of these works, whether they are simply functional process materials or products of careful consideration. This extensive survey features works from a wide range of prominent contemporary art figures, including Francis Alÿs, Paul McCarthy, Tacita Dean, Roni Horn, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, and many others, as well as written contributions and short introductory texts from dozens of renowned critical voices, many of which have been selected by the artists themselves. Furthermore, the volume contains an essay by influential British writer John Berger. While drawing is often thought of as an incomplete or loosely defined form, this unique anthology and the varying practices of its participants help to demonstrate drawing's extraordinarily distinctive properties and nearly infinite possibilities, affirming its significance as an artistic language"--Back cover
Ir-resp-ekt-iv by Kendell Geers( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing now 2015 by Klaus Albrecht Schröder( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing is experiencing a remarkable contemporary resurgence, with a revival of interest among collectors and curators, as well as among young artists who have discovered exciting new possibilities for the medium
The absence of Mark Manders : Kunstverein Hannover, Bergen Kunsthall, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Kunsthaus Zürich by Mark Manders( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlinde de Bruyckere by Berlinde de Bruyckere( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere (born 1964) owes her fame in the contemporary art world in the very innovative way in which she approaches sculpture. This publication is the first monograph devoted to De Bruyckere. This book gives us a definitive and comprehensive look at the variety of her work over the past twenty years. The book includes the first sculptures of De Bruyckere from the 1990s, especially reflections on the human figure made of wax and wool, her later sculptures of horses who assured her international fame, as well as the fascinating installation she made recently for the Belgian Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia (2013). The work of De Bruyckere, which are discussed here in more than two hundred beautiful illustrations, full of strange contradictions - they are both inviting and confusing, anatomical and abstract. This book is an invaluable source of information about an artist whose provocative works exert a decisive impact on the contemporary art canon. The work contains two philosophical essays written by philosopher and theorist Emmanuel Alloa and art historian Angela Mengoni, while Gary Carrion-Murayari provides a sensitive reflection on the graphic work of the artist. Exhibition: SMAK, Ghent, Belgium (18.10.2014-08.02.2015) / Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Netherlands (28.02.-06.28.2015)
Nedko Solakov : all in order, with exceptions : all in (my) order, with exceptions by Nedko Solakov( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nedko Solakov's art breaks the mold in many ways. Working in very different media, using found materials, drawing, painting, scribbling on walls, or videos, Solakov counteracts the principles and rules of order, deliberately including coincidences or accidents in his work. In order to present the full range of his humorous oeuvre, the catalogue All in Order, with Exceptions has taken an unusual tack: each of the four venues has selected one piece from every year included in the body of work created between 1980 to 2010. Yet these exemplary works can only be seen assembled in their entirety in this publication. Nedko Solakov (*1957 in Cherven Briag, Bulgaria), who participated in the 2007 Venice Biennale and the documenta 12, represents one of the crucial stances within European art. This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of his oeuvre."--Publisher's website
Michaël Borremans : Zeichnungen = tekeningen = drawings by Michaël Borremans( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Basel
The cemetery of reason by Ed Templeton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fake Titel : Rachel Harrison by Kestner-Gesellschaft( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling : Metamorphosis by James Welling( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph, designed by Joseph Logan in close collaboration with the artist, presents a selection of works from the early 1970s to today, demonstrating the artist's conceptual foundations. Welling's series are dialogues between image and matter, process and result, representation and abstraction. This volume includes, amongst other series, selections from 'Diary/Landscape, ' in which Welling matched the writing of his ancestors' letters with Connecticut winter landscapes; 'Glass House' a meditation on Philip Johnson's 1949 residence, shot using colored filters; examples from his 'Degrade s, ' pure color photograms created in the darkroom as well as selections from his recent 'Wyeth' and 'Choreograph' track his early interest in painting and dance. The illustrations are accompanied by an extensive interview with the artist and critical essays that discuss Welling's work in connection with American painting, post-modernism, and authorship, and the artist's eloquently emotional photographic language. 0Exhibition: S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (28.01. - 16.04.2017) / Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria (05.05. - 16.07.2017)
Cai Guo-Qiang : une histoire arbitraire = an arbitrary history by Guoqiang Cai( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'exposition est organisée en deux parties. Le premier volet, Rivière de bambou, présente une sélection d'oeuvres de l'artiste suspendues au plafond et incluses dans un dispositif permettant de les découvrir en barque. Le deuxème volet montre un simulacre de plafond baroque, que les visiteurs approchent à bord de wagonnets, traitant de l'histoire de l'art français
TRACK : a contemporary city conversation : S.M.A.K. : 41 international artists at work in 6 cluster areas in Ghent's inner and outer city : 12.05-16.09 2012( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRACK is an art experience taking place in the public and semi-public space of Ghent. It offers enriching and unexpected encounters with the city, its history and its inhabitants, stimulating reflection on urban realities and, in a wider sense, the contemporary human condition. Thirty-five international artists were invited to conceive new artworks strongly rooted in the urban fabric of Ghent, but linking the local context with issues of global significance. Participants include multi-media artist John Bock, performance artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis, painter Erik van Lieshout, and visual artist Mircea Cantor, among many others.0Exhibition: Gent (12.5.-16.9.2012)
Thomas Ruff : Lichten by Thomas Ruff( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Sultan by Larry Sultan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Californian photographer Larry Sultan (1946-2009) has become known as one of the central oeuvres of post-conceptual photography. Since 1972, he and Los Angeles-based photographer Mike Mandel have collaborated on numerous projects, including the controversial photo-essay Evidence. This series consists of revealing images plucked from government and corporate archives, such as police and fire departments, aerospace and engineering firms. Later on, in 2004, Sultan published his provocative series The Valley, an exposé of the adult film industry, in which the artist focused on the suburban neighborhoods and middle-class family homes that serve as pornographic sets. Including images from these series and more, this publication gives a comprehensive overview of Sultan's career
About painting : early works by Gerhard Richter( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter (*1932) is an exceptional personality - not because his pictures are world famous, but because he has demonstrated a new approach to painting. His art masterfully moves between abstraction and representation, sensuousness and denial - ambiv alent attitudes which he demonstrated even in his early work. Gerhard Richter's oeuvre overcomes the division between abstract and representational art. His pictures neither cultivate a modest interplay of colours and forms nor do they deliver an intact picture of reality. Richter is a sceptical artist who questions the reality of his art even when the prime subject of his paintings is the tangible. This applies in particular to his door, curtain and window pictures of the 1960s, which form the central focus of this volume. They stage a playful examination of the illusory nature of art, which always questions what painting shows or conceals. This lavishly appointed volume is published to mark the artist's 85th birthday."--
"It's a poor sort of memory that--" : on the work of Johan Grimonprez( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Paul McCarthy : head shop, shop head : works 1966-2006
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Dara Birnbaum : the dark matter of media lightKounellisIr-resp-ekt-ivThe absence of Mark Manders : Kunstverein Hannover, Bergen Kunsthall, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Kunsthaus ZürichNedko Solakov : all in order, with exceptions : all in (my) order, with exceptionsMichaël Borremans : Zeichnungen = tekeningen = drawingsThe cemetery of reasonMichael Borremans : the performance : S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, [5 February - 17 April 2005] ; Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, [3 May - 30 June 2005] ; The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, [14 July - 4 September 2005
Alternative Names

controlled identityMuseum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (Ghent, Belgium)

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Gante (Ghent, Belgium)

Museum of Contemporary Art (Ghent, Belgium)

S.M.A.K.

S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent, Belgium))

SMAK

SMAK (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent, Belgium))

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent)

Languages
English (38)

German (9)

Dutch (6)

French (3)

Spanish (2)