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Kent, Rachel

Works: 100 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 2,452 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Redactor, Curator, wat, Publishing director
Classifications: N6797.S53, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rachel Kent
Yinka Shonibare, MBE by Yinka Shonibare( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 396 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
Current : contemporary art from Australia and New Zealand by Rachel Kent( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first truly comprehensive look at contemporary art in Australia and New Zealand in this century. It explores the particular regional uniqueness which comes from a mix between indigenous, Western and Asian cultures."--Provided by publisher
Full of love full of wonder by Nike Savvas( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nike Savvas, winner of the prestigious Australia Council Fellowship Grant for Fine Art in 2010, is an artist of both large-scale installation and small-scale works. Full of Love Full of Wonder is the long-overdue first monograph on her work. Born in Sydney, Australia, of Greek-Cypriot parents, and moving to London in the mid-1990s to develop her arts practice, Savvas continues to work between London, Sydney and Nicosia— her artistic identity is therefore an eclectic reflection of her multiple heritages. This volume showcases her oeuvre to date, exploring her processes as well as the finished works. It offers an unprecedented insight into the artist’s both large- and small-scale works. Rachel Kent, Patricia Ellis and Stephen Little contextualise Savvas’ work within Australian, Greek and British art scenes, as well as drawing links between her practice and the traditional art historical canon and contemporary popular/kitsch/Zen cultures, that Savvas’ work curiously balances with harmonious ease
Runa Islam by Mark Lanctôt( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masquerade : representation and the self in contemporary art by N.S.W.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annette Messager : motion/emotion by Rachel Kent( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Annette Messager is a leading French artist whose extensive body of work over four decades encompasses drawing, photography, needlework, sculpture and installation. For her first Australian survey exhibition at the MCA Australia, the artist showed works from 1972 to the present, including major installations with kinetic or moving elements. Messager's artworks are modest in their choice of materials. Clothing, badges, stuffed toys, yarn and synthetic hair all feature prominently, reworked by the artist to unsettling effect. Images are culled from popular magazines and newspapers, drawn by hand or photographed, while particular words are repeated over and over, like a litany. Messager has spoken of her longstanding interest in 'outsider' art, including the work of amateur artists and children's art. Equally significant are the historically overlooked practices, materials and techniques of women artists, which she has explored over decades. Since her debut in the Paris art scene in 1971-72 Messager has created an eccentric menagerie of creatures. Animal, human, monstrous or something in-between, her creations suggest the complexity of life as well as the mythologies, superstitions and vanities that underpin it -- the shadowy 'other' within us all. From her earliest works exploring concepts of the feminine, to works of the 1980s that explore hybrid beings or 'chimeras', to later works featuring dismembered soft toys, unravelled woollen sweaters and hand-stitched limbs and organs, the body remains central while identity is destabilised."--Publisher description
Rina Banerjee : make me a summary of the world by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid a turn toward nativist politics in the United States, the work of Indian-born, New York-based artist Rina Banerjee (born 1963) seems particularly relevant, reflecting as it does the splintered experience of identity, tradition and culture prevalent in diasporic communities. Banerjee's fanciful sculptures are made from materials sourced throughout the world--in a single work one can find African tribal jewelry, feathers, light bulbs, Murano glass and South Asian antiques. Make Me a Summary of the World, the first in-depth examination of the artist's work, uses a selection of Banerjee's large-scale installations along with her sculptures and paintings to consider the artist's place in both American and global frameworks
Grayson Perry : my pretty little art career( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is pleased to present the first major survey exhibition in the Southern hemisphere by internationally renowned artist and Turner Prize recipient, Grayson Perry, as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Grayson Perry is one of the best known British artists of his generation, acclaimed for his ceramics, sculptures, drawings, prints and tapestries. With a keen eye for detail and a love of the popular and vernacular, Perry infuses his artworks with a sly humour and reflection on society past and present. The artist's highly decorated pots in particular reveal a panoply of imagery ranging from the highly personal to the political, their subjects including his own family, the art world, Biblical stories, the royal family, and images of warfare and sexual fantasy. Perry's transvestism and feminine alter ego 'Claire' emerges through his practice as a recurring visual motif. A contemporary of the YBA (Young British Artists) generation, he has forged a distinctive career that sits apart from the cooler theoretical approach of some of his peers, favouring a more flamboyant, accessible aesthetic that blurs the division of high art and popular culture. Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent.--MCA website
Fiona Foley : forbidden by Fiona Foley( Book )

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

Kutlug Ataman : perfect strangers by Kutlug Ataman( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tatsuo Miyajima : connect with everything by Tatsuo Miyajima( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tatsuo Miyajima (born 1957, Ibaraki) is one of Japan's most renowned contemporary artists, known for his sculptures and room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything is Miyajima's first exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. It encompasses his sculptural works, rooms and environments, and performance videos. Time and its passage are explored through the works and represented visually by multiple, small digital counting devices. Miyajima developed his first customised digital counters in the late 1980s, using light emitting diodes or LEDs. These 'counter gadgets' remain central to his art today, their red and green palette expanding in the mid-1990s to include blue, then white, as LED technology developed in and beyond Japan."--Publisher's description
Meridian : focus on contemporary Australian art( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 28 Nov. 2002 to 23 Feb. 2003
Liquidsea( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking time by Rachel Kent( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wangechi Mutu by Rachel Kent( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, this catalogue of work by Wangechi Mutu covers one of the most acclaimed contemporary African artists. Although working in a variety of mediums, such as video, installation and sculpture, she is best known for her collages depicting hybrid creatures of machine, animal and human forms. Often female in aspect, these are constructed from magazine cut-outs, paint and found materials. Besides picturing a wide array of works, the book includes essays by Rachel Kent, Adrienne Edwards and Mbugua wa Kimani, plus an engaging conversation with Mutu by Dan Cameron
Vox populi, Sydney by Fiona Tan( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Book Works: "Invited by the Biennale of Sydney 2006, Fiona Tan has selected images from private photo albums from approximately ninety inhabitants of Sydney, and created a wall installation of photographs exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, together with this publication, VOX POPULI, Sydney - the second book by Fiona Tan in a series that present us with a "snapshot" of a country or a community through photographs collected from personal and private family albums. Tan's interest in the 'vox populi' expands her longstanding interest in the documentary tradition, in its most egalitarian form. The photographs - loosely arranged within three familiar strains, Portrait, Home and Nature - capture private if everyday moments: the birth of a child, birthdays, family gatherings, adolescence, holidays, brothers and sisters, first loves, and favourite places. Whilst recognisable landmarks give clues to the origin of the photographs and the Caucasian, Aboriginal, Asian and Indian subjects all reveal some of the diversity of contemporary Australian life ; the photographs capture moments and events that are interchangeable in terms of country or origin. The reader is drawn into a seductive and popular ethnography where images of the private and intimate evoke feelings of empathy and nostalgia, identification and humour that challenge the ideology of official national portraits."
Tim Hawkinson : [mapping the marvellous by Rachel Kent( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary art, installation, sculpture, drawing, kinetic art, sound art"--Publisher
Tabaimo : mekurumeku by Tabaimo( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn by hand then animated on the computer, Tabaimo’s images sit between tradition and modernity, recalling Edo-period Japanese woodblock prints in their line work and style. She employs rich colour combinations and shading reminiscent of the prints of master artist Hokusai (1760–1849). Set in motion as animated sequences of imagery in theatrical, set-like spaces, the resulting works peer into hidden corners of the human psyche to reveal a world of beauty, anxiety and horror."--Publisher's description
Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito by Rachel Kent( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Norrie : notes from underground by Susan Norrie( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue from an exhibition of work by Susan Norrie in a range of media including sculpture, installation, photography and moving imagery
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Yinka Shonibare, MBE
Current : contemporary art from Australia and New ZealandRuna IslamMasquerade : representation and the self in contemporary artFiona Foley : forbiddenKutlug Ataman : perfect strangersVox populi, SydneyTim Hawkinson : [mapping the marvellousLouisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito
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