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Grenier, Catherine

Works: 239 works in 697 publications in 5 languages and 7,159 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  History  Biography  Photobooks  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Interviewer, Curator, Interviewee, zxx, Director, Other, Collector, win, wst, Author of introduction, Adapter, Collaborator, Redactor
Classifications: N6853.M44, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Catherine Grenier
Peter Doig by Peter Doig( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether painting a mysterious bearded figure floating on a flat wash of blue or a winter landscape glimpsed through a thick web of branches, Peter Doig harnesses the materiality of his medium to create what he calls 'abstractions of memories', distilling recollected sensations into moments of pure sentience, like scenes in a series of mysterious narratives. In "Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre" (2000-2) two costumed figures stand guard at a low stone wall while behind them a reservoir reflects a twinkling starry sky. The young man bundled up against the cold in "Blotter" (1993) contemplates his reflection in a frozen pond, while in "Red Boat (Imaginary Boys)" (2004) six men in white shirts navigate upstream through a dense tropical landscape. Doig's work has been exhibited at the world's top museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and has been selected for contemporary art's most important international exhibitions, such as the SITE Santa Fe Biennial (2006), the Tate Triennial (2003 and 2006) and the Venice Biennale (2003). Although his work has had an enormous impact on contemporary painting, paving the way for a whole generation of idiosyncratic figurative painters, his painted worlds are without parallel. Raised in Canada, based in London for two decades and now living in Trinidad, Doig has tallied a wide range of references, not only geographic (from French modernist architecture to the ski slopes of Quebec) but also artistic (from Ernst Kirchner to Philip Guston) and musical (from punk to calypso). Sometimes these references lurk in plain sight--"Figure in Mountain Landscape" (1997-98) is based on a photograph of Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael--but most often they lie deep below the churning surface of the canvas. In the Interview, Kitty Scott asks the artist about his shifting sense of place and the way it continues to shape his work. In the Survey, Adrian Searle considers how the paradoxical union of highly charged technique and muted subject matter lend the artist's paintings their unique 'emotional weather'. Catherine Grenier's Focus centers on the painting 100 Years Ago, examining its movement along axes of time and place, both historical adn imaginary. In the Artist's Choice, Hannes Schneider & Arnold Fanck's text on skiing recalls the artist's longtime fascination with the sport while evoking the grace and physicality of his painting. Artist's Writings include a 2001 interview featuring questions from a range of artists, curators and critics; an appreciation of the work of Pierre Bonnard; and the artist's ten favorite 'house painters'
Annette Messager by Catherine Grenier( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Annette Messager's original use of form and poetic power of communication place her among Europe's leading contemporary artists. Born and brought up in the small town of Berck in Northern France where "everybody made art," in the early 1960s she went to study at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. There she quickly rejected any hierarchical notion of art form in favor of a freedom of expression inspired initially by Jean Dubuffet and the "outsider" art he promoted. Since the late 1960s, she has experimented with and combined a wide variety of media, from painting and sculpture to assemblage, photography, film and embroidery, often culminating in installations of great potency. Her work is at once intimate and universal, using familiar objects (toys, fishing nets, gloves) in a manner that challenges us to look at our comfortable world with fresh eyes." "For this first monograph on Annette Messager, the author has worked closely with the artist to produce a strong, visual work that provides a clear picture of the creative development of a major artist working today. Fully illustrated, including a 34-page introductory portfolio featuring key installations, the book offers a thematically organized text incorporating first-hand interviews with the artist as well as analyses of the significance of individual works. Completed by a full exhibitions history and extensive bibliography, Annette Messager is a must-read for anyone interested in current artistic developments in Europe."--Jacket
Abracadabra : international contemporary art by Catherine Grenier( Book )

20 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udstillingskatalog med præsentation af: Maurizio Cattelan, Patrick Corillon, Eric Duyckaerts, Keith Edmier, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Emma Kay Vik Muniz, Paul Noble, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Katy Schimert, Pierrick Sorin, Momoyo Torimitsu, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Xavier Veilhan og Brigitte Zieger
Salvador Dalí : the making of an artist by Catherine Grenier( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensive volume uncovers Dali's influences, artistic development, and legacy, offering unprecedented access inside the world of the man behind the moustache
Catalog L.A. : birth of an art capital, 1955-1985( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latter half of the twentieth century, Los Angeles took off as an international art capital. "Catalog L.A." presents a comprehensive timeline of the burgeoning art scene that reflected the city's m lange of pop culture, celebrity, and political influences. Hundreds of images covering all the major exhibitions of the era along with excerpts from film, television, literature, and current events provide a historical perspective on the metropolis's cultural and artistic innovations. A compendium of modern art, ephemera, critical texts, and revealing interviews, this archive chronicles the city's thirty-year metamorphosis into an art giant. -- publisher's statement
The possible life of Christian Boltanski by Christian Boltanski( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Boltanski's votive installations, archives and objects, revolving around the fragile polarities of memory and amnesia, identity and anonymity, have made him one of the world's most renowned contemporary artists. And yet, despite the centrality of biography and testimony to his work, Boltanski's own story is little known and has never been fully told. Published on the occasion of the artist's sixty-fifth birthday, The Possible Life of Christian Boltanski, written in the form of a book-length interview (which the artist likens to a "psychoanalysis" or "confession") with the art historian Catherine Grenier, is Boltanski's oral autobiography. In it, he recounts his unusual wartime childhood ("my mother hid my father under the floorboards. He stayed there for a year and a half, between two floors in the house. He'd come out from time to time--I'm living proof of that!"), his career, friendships and marriage, successes and regrets, his approaches to art and teaching, how he created various installations, his relations with dealers and the public, and other matters that illuminate as never before his complex, enigmatic works. Boltanski is refreshingly phlegmatic about the realities of the world (art and otherwise), and he relates his remarkable stories--some enormously amusing, others tragic--with a matter-of-factness and self-deprecating humor that highlight his capacity for humane responsiveness. As both the self-portrait of a major contemporary artist and a frank, fascinating memoir, this is a document of capital importance
Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive survey of the work of the Swiss-born modern master Alberto Giacometti offers a fresh and incisive account of his creative output. Published on the occasion of Giacometti's first major museum presentation in the US in over a decade, the volume brings together nearly 200 sculptures, paintings and drawings to trace the artist's wide-ranging and innovative engagement with the human form across various mediums. While Giacometti may be best known for his distinct figurative sculptures that emerged after World War II, including a series of elongated standing women, striding men and expressive busts, this volume devotes equal attention to the artist's early and midcareer development. It explores his lesser-known engagement with Cubism and Surrealism as well as African, Oceanic and Cycladic art, while also highlighting his remarkable talents as a draftsman and painter alongside his sculptural oeuvre. Of particular focus is Giacometti's studio practice, in addition to historical photographs documenting his relationship with the Guggenheim Museum - which hosted the artist's first US museum exhibition, in 1955 - and with New York City. Exhibition: Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (8.6. - 12.9.2018)
Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti is one of the few artists of the last century whose work is almost more recognisable than his name. His distinctive elongated figures are inescapably associated with the post-war climate of existentialist despair. However, the story of Giacometti's evolution, from his first professional works of art through his surrealist compositions, to the emergence of his mature style has rarely been explored fully and in depth. This comprehensive overview of Giacometti's career focuses on the art, the people and the events that influenced him, and on the original and experimental way in which he approached and developed his work. An illustrated glossary of texts on his life and work is accompanied by a plate section of strikingly beautiful illustrations of his sculptures, paintings and drawings as well as sketchbooks, decorative works and photographs from the Foundation Alberto et Annette Giacometti archive some of which have never been published before
Los Angeles, 1955-1985 : birth of an art capital by Los Angeles 1955 - 1985( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latter half of the twentieth century, Los Angeles took off as an international art capital. Catalog L.A. presents a comprehensive timeline of the burgeoning art scene that reflected the city's m lange of pop culture, celebrity, and political influences. Hundreds of images covering all the major exhibitions of the era along with excerpts from film, television, literature, and current events provide a historical perspective on the metropolis's cultural and artistic innovations. A compendium of modern art, ephemera, critical texts, and revealing interviews, this archive chronicles the city's thirty-year metamorphosis into an art giant. Based upon a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2006, Catalog L.A. illuminates a radical period that forever altered the landscape of contemporary art
Annette Messager by Catherine Grenier( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive monograph covering Annette Messager's multifaceted oeuvre, from immersive installations to intricate taxidermy, updated and expanded in collaboration with the artist"--Page 4 of cover
Big Bang : destruction et création dans l'art du XXe siècle = creation and destruction in 20th century art by Centre Georges Pompidou( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martial Raysse by Martial Raysse( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage a été publié à l'occasion de la rétroqpective "Martial Raysse, 1960-2014" présentée au Centre Pompidou, Paris, du 14 mai au 22 septembre 2014. Le Centre Pompidou consacre une rétrospective inédite à Martial Raysse, l'un des plus importants artistes français vivant. Elle présente toute la richesse et la variété de l'oeuvre de cet artiste 0visionnaire, à la trajectoire fascinante et singulière, depuis ses premières créations des années 1960 à celles d'aujourd'hui.0Célèbre pour les oeuvres iconiques de sa période Pop, Martial Raysse a multiplié les innovations, notamment par l'utilisation inédite des néons et du film au sein de ses peintures. Dans les années 1980, il bouleverse sa pratique artistique et et engage une refonte radicale de la peinture 0et de la sculpture, expérimentant sans relâche, jusque dans ses travaux les plus actuels, pour certains, encore jamais montrés
Bacon Giacometti by Catherine Grenier( Book )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bacon and Giacometti both take the human figure as their main point of artistic reference. Both occupy themselves with the fragmented and deformed body. Moreover, they devote themselves to portraiture and the depiction of human individuality in an almost obsessive manner... The exhibition comprises 100 paintings and sculptures from major museums and private collections in Europe and the USA."
Othoniel by Jean-Michel Othoniel( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Norwegian and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first monograph in English devoted to Jean-Michel Othoniel, a singular and secretive artist. This volume follows the evolution of Othoniel's atypical approach as he creates a world inhabited by dreams and enchantment, but also haunted by melancholy."--Publisher's website
Giuseppe Penone : ouvrage accompagnant l'exposition présentée au centre Pompidou, Galerie sud, du 21 avril au 23 août 2004 by Giuseppe Penone( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etudie l'ensemble de l'oeuvre de G. Penone, né en 1947, sculpteur italien associé au mouvement de l'Arte Povera à la fin des années 60. Propose également une interview de l'artiste et un parcours photographique à travers ses sculptures interrogeant l'homme et la nature. Publié à l'occasion de l'exposition tenue d'avril à juillet 2004
Christian Boltanski by Catherine Grenier( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three distinct perspectives on Boltanski and his work: an analytical essay, a personal interview, and a complete retrospective of his work to date. Christian Boltanski--internationally acclaimed photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artist--tackles the problems of death, memory, and loss in his art that draws heavily from his own life. Boltanski's art can be either dark and disturbing or playful, and sometimes both at once. This monograph examines every aspect of his art, from his unusual choice of materials--newspaper clippings, used clothes, photographs of photographs--to the spirits that haunt his work. One of his most successful exhibitions, "Lessons in Darkness" (1988), explored the personal pathos of the Holocaust in a shocking new way. The author worked closely with the artist to produce a strong, visual work that provides a clear picture of the creative development of a major artist working today. Fully illustrated, the book includes an introductory portfolio of key installations, first hand interviews with the artist, analyses of the significance of individual works, and a full chronology and bibliography."--Publisher's website
Mona Hatoum : [24 October 2009 to 28 January 2010 by Mona Hatoum( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in the Lebanon, Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum was exiled to London, where she has lived and worked since the mid 1970s and where, in 1995, she was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize. Through performance, video, sculpture and installation she creates architectonic spaces which relate to the body, language and the condition of exile. One of her most spellbinding and best known works is a video installation titled Corps etranger, where the spectator enters a small pavilion and takes a visual journey through all the orifices of the artist's body. Such works combine states of emotion and longing with the formal simplicity of Minimalism, creating powerful evocations of displacement, denial and otherness. Hatoum's many international exhibitions include the Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris (1994); her work tours extensively to museums throughout the United States in 1997." "The distinguished British critic Guy Brett, explores key themes around a sense of place, the body and communication which emerge from Hatoum's range of work. The artist describes a chronology of practice in conversation with Michael Archer, writer, curator and co-founder of London's Audio Arts sound archive. Catherine de Zegher makes a complex and provocative analysis of Recollection, a work she commissioned for a sixteenth-century beguinage. Hatoum has chosen a text by the influential Palestinian author Edward Said as well as a statement from the noted Italian post-war sculptor and performance artist, Piero Manzoni. The book also includes Hatoum's own notes, statements and previous interviews."--Jacket
Modernités plurielles, 1905-1970 dans les collections du Musée national d'art moderne : [exposition, Paris, Centre Pompidou, 23 octobre 2013-26 janvier 2015] by Paris. Musée national d'art moderne( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modernités plurielles propose une vision de l'art moderne renouvelée et élargie. Pour la première fois, le Centre Pompidou présente, à partir des richesses de ses collections, une histoire mondiale de l'art. Prenant en compte les différents pays du monde, mais aussi la pluralité des artistes et des esthétiques, celle-ci nous plonge au coeur de la diversité exceptionnelle des formes artistiques créées de 1905 à1970. Les auteurs - conservateurs et universitaires qui ont contribué à cet ouvrage resituent les grandes impulsions des avant-gardes au sein des réseaux d'échanges et d'émulations caractéristiques de cette période de remises en cause et d'inventions foisonnantes. Ils analysent les rapports complexes et dynamiques entre universalité et culture vernaculaire, pureté et hybridité, qui traversent toute l'aventure de l'art moderne. Montrant les croisements et les confluences entre les différents arts, ils font apparaître aussi l'interaction de l'art moderne avec les pratiques traditionnelles et les expressions non artistiques."--Page 4 of cover
La vie possible de Christian Boltanski by Christian Boltanski( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. 198-199 : concerne le Valais et l'exposition " Suisses morts" à partir de photos nécrologiques du Nouvelliste
Alberto Giacometti, beyond bronze : masterworks in plaster and other materials by Philippe Büttner( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years on from the death of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), the major temporary exhibition Alberto Giacometti: Beyond Bronze, Masterworks in Plaster and Other Materials illuminates the fundamental aspects of this world-famous Swiss artist's oeuvre and technique. At the heart of the presentation are 75 precious original plasters from the artist's estate, which came to the Kunsthaus in 2006 as the result of a gift by Bruno and Odette Giacometti to the Alberto Giacometti Foundation. They have been examined by restorers from the Kunsthaus and prepared for this exhibition as part of a multi-year research project. For Alberto Giacometti, plaster was of great importance as a material, far more than just an intermediate stage between clay model and bronze cast. It allowed him to paint or rework his objects in a wide variety of ways. Indeed, a significant number of his sculptures exist only in a plaster version. Through numerous masterpieces from every stage of his career, the exhibition focuses on Giacometti's artistic approach to the material nature of his chosen media, affording an insight into the creative process of one of the century's greatest artists. While the precious and fragile plasters are the centre of the display, the presentation also includes many works in other materials, such as marble, wood and bronze. The exhibition complements the holdings of the Kunsthaus with important loans from other collections, notably the non-public Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti in Paris, which are being shown for the first time on this scale in Switzerland
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Peter Doig
Annette MessagerAbracadabra : international contemporary artCatalog L.A. : birth of an art capital, 1955-1985The possible life of Christian BoltanskiChristian BoltanskiMona Hatoum : [24 October 2009 to 28 January 2010
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Grenier, Catherine, 1960-

グルニエ, カトリーヌ