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Vergne, Philippe

Works: 82 works in 185 publications in 4 languages and 3,052 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Curator, zxx, Other, Organizer of meeting, wat, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6537.W239, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philippe Vergne
Kara Walker : my complement, my enemy, my oppressor, my love by Kara Elizabeth Walker( Book )

21 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kara Walker is among the most complex and prolific American artists of her generation. Over the past decade, she has gained international recognition for her room-sized tableaux, which depict historical narratives haunted by sexuality, violence and subjugation and are made using the paradoxically genteel eighteenth-century art of cut-paper silhouettes. Set in the antebellum American South, Walker's compositions play off of stereotypes to portray, often grotesquely, life on the plantation, where masters, mistresses and slave men, women and children enact a subverted version of the past in an attempt to reconfigure their status and representation. Over the years, the artist has used drawing, painting, colored-light projections, writing, shadow puppetry, and, most recently, film animation to narrate her tales of romance, sadism, oppression and liberation. Her scenarios thwart conventional readings of a cohesive national history and expose the collective, and ongoing, psychological injury caused by the tragic legacy of slavery. Deploying an acidic sense of humor, Walker examines the dialectics of pleasure and danger, guilt and fulfillment, desire and fear, race and class. This landmark publication, which is sure to win international design awards, accompanies Walker's first major American museum survey. It features critical essays by Philippe Vergne, Sander L. Gilman, Thomas McEvilley, Robert Storr and Kevin Young, as well as an illustrated lexicon of recurring themes and motifs in the artist's most influential installations by Yasmil Raymond, more than 200 full-color images, an extensive exhibition history and bibliography, and a 36-page insert by the artist
Carl Andre : sculpture as place, 1958-2010 by Philippe Vergne( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carl Andre (b. 1935) redefined the parameters of abstract sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a highly influential voice in the American minimalist movement, recognized for his ordered linear and grid formats. In the early 1960s, Andre's creative focus shifted to writing poetry when he took a job as a freight brakeman and conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad. His poems echoed and extended the themes in his sculptural work, and his experience with the railroad significantly influenced his choice of materials in later years. In this stunning catalogue, which accompanies the first retrospective of Andre's work since 1970, the artist's legacy is examined in eleven essays by international scholars. The book presents a broad range of sculpture made over the past fifty years, including Andre's emblematic floor and corner pieces, highlighting his radical use of standardized units of industrial material such as timber planks, concrete blocks, and metal plates. A vast selection of Andre's previously unpublished concrete poems, together with letters, postcards, ephemera, and documentation of important installations, further complements our understanding of an essential figure in the history of contemporary art."--
Yves Klein : with the void, full powers by Yves Klein( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the last century's most influential artists, Yves Klein (1928-1962) took the European art scene by slorm in a prolific career that lasted only from 1954 to 1962, when he suffered a heart attack at the age of 34. He was an innovator who embraced painting, sculpture, performance, photography, music, theater, film, architecture, and theoretical writing. Self-identified as "the painter of space," Klein sought to achieve immaterial spirituality through pure color (primarily an ultramarine blue of his own invention--international Klein Blue) and even went so far as to present white galleries emplied of all artworks for his renowned 1958 exhibition of "the Void." His diverse ocuvre respresents a pivotal trnsition from modern art's concern with the material object of contemporary notions of the conceptual nature of art." "Yves Klein: with the Void, Full Powers is published to accompany the first major retrospective of the artist's work in the United States in nearly 30 years. It includes examples from all of Klein's major series, including his Anthropometries, Cosmogonies, Fire Paintings, planetary reliefs, and blue monochromes, as well as selections of his lesser-known gold and pink monochromes, body and sponge reliefs, "air architecture," and immaterial works. I ssays by curators Kerry Brougher and Philippe Vergne, Klein Scholar Klaus Ottmann, art historian Kaira Cabanas, and curatorial fellow Andria Hickey, as well as archival materials and translations of his published and unpublished writings offer insights into Klein's artistic endeavors and process."--Jacket
House of oracles : a Huang Yong Ping retrospective by Yong Ping Huang( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an exhibition, "House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective" is historic: the first retrospective of an artist who is well known outside the United States for creating art that offers endless alternatives to confining classifications such as East and West, tradition and modernity. The catalogue brings together influential voices in contemporary art, including Paris-based curator/critic Hou Hanru (perhaps the foremost scholar on contemporary art in China), Walker deputy director and chief curator Philippe Vergne, critic/curator Fei Dawei, and Huang Yong Ping himself, as well as a conceptual travel guide by assistant curator Doryun Chong. It also presents some of Huang's writings in English for the first time
Day for night by Whitney Museum of American Art( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published by the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, and accompanying an exhibition showing there through May 28, this well-illustrated (more than 200 b&w and color images) catalog features the works of 100-plus recognized and emerging artists, collaborative teams, and artists' organizations. Part 1 includes essays by Iles (curator, film & video, the Whitney) and Vergne (deputy director & chief curator, Walker Art Ctr., Minneapolis) as well as a foreword by the Whitney's director and nine written contributions by art historians, critics, teachers, and others seeking to evaluate and elucidate the current American art scene as evidenced in the show's various multimedia works. Part 2 comprises artist biographies, lists of artists and works in the exhibition, screening and performance schedules, and notes on the contributors. The book does contain one unconventional element in the form of a visual essay titled "Draw Me a Sheep," in which 99 foldout posters show artists' images over the last two years. Relatively well documented but lacking an index and bibliography, this catalog belongs on many large public, academic, and special library shelves, despite the awkward presentation of the aforementioned essay. Strongly recommended." --Cheryl Ann Lajos, Library Journal
Heart of darkness : Kai Althoff, Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne, Thomas Hirschhorn by Philippe Vergne( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Borrowing its title from Joseph Conrad's 1899 novel about the paternalistic arrogance of imperialism, Heart of Darkness consists of three large-scale environments by artists Kai Althoff, Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne, and Thomas Hirschhorn that address the complex and ever-present conflicts between desire and possession, expansion and domination, power and equality. The exhibition articulates the notion of darkness as a fantastical territory of wonderment and possibly enlightenment. Working with fairy tales, science fiction, printed matter, and archival imagery, the artists invite us to enter uncanny fictitious worlds where their monumental pieces cover a range of references from Freud's studies of marine anatomy to Plato's allegory of the cave. Their propositions, filled with poetry and sometimes humor, visualize a space independent of social conventions and xenophobia in which different experiences of approval, racial and sexual identification, and equality could exist. In contrast to Conrad's narrative, the nonconformist idealism and fervent irrationality of these works propose a quixotic, alternative view of the everyday."--BOOK JACKET
Doug Aitken : Electric earth by Doug Aitken( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying the artist's first full-scale survey exhibition, this generously illustrated book explores Doug Aitken's work across mediums, disciplines, and themes. From photography to architecture, and from video to spoken word, Doug Aitken has delved into a variety of art forms to create a provocative body of work. This volume surveys the full scope and depth of Aitken's work: sound pieces, sculpture, architectural experiments, land art and happenings, which embrace a collaborative spirit across disciplines and beyond walls, to re-imagine the nature of what a work of art can be. Interspersed with hundreds of color illustrations, the book's essays examine the plethora of ideas the artist tackles from environmental decay to the end of linear time and explain how and why Aitken challenges many artistic barriers
Daniel Johnston by Daniel Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Johnston is an indie rock star whose songs are covered by musicians such as Beck & Yo La Tengo. In 1985, hailed as a bright light in the Austin music scene, he had the first of several mental breakdowns. Daniel's artwork is in many ways a counterpart to his music - charming, sometimes disturbing, inconsistent & fascinating
Nari Ward : sun splashed by Nari Ward( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title accompanies the largest exhibition to date of Nari Ward's groundbreaking sculptures, videos, works on paper, and installations, which tackle themes of African-American history and culture, the dynamics of power and politics, and the Caribbean diaspora
David Hammons, Yves Klein by Heidi Zuckerman( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a compelling examination of the surprising conceptual and visual correspondences between the works of these two pivotal artists known for their innovative practices. Klein (1928-1962) was a major figure in postwar art who opened up new possibilities for material, conceptual and performative expression, often touching on the metaphysical. Hammons (born 1943) is a conceptual artist whose works in performance, installation, sculpture, printmaking and other media confront contemporary realities with an often hard-hitting wit. This publication aims not to draw out any notion of influence or direct correlation between these bodies of work, but rather to elucidate a resonance between two artists who both engage transformative processes to invest the humblest of everyday materials with deep aesthetic significance. 0Exhibition: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, U.S.A. (09.08-30.11.2014)
Cameron Jamie by Cameron Jamie( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absalon : cells, models, and drawings by Absalon( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Andre : sculpture as place, 1958-2010 by Philippe Vergne( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song Dong by Dong Song( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij twee tentoonstellingen van werk van de afgelopen vijftien jaar van de Chinese kunstenaar (1966- )
How latitudes become forms : art in a global age by Philippe Vergne( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise of globalism has created tremendous challenges to old economic, political, and cultural paradigms, and these changes are reflected in artistic practices. Disciplinary boundaries are crossed as easily as geographical ones. How does the new internationalism that we are facing affect aesthetics and artistic production? Is there a link, for example, between the rise of video works and the global availability of the digital medium? Does the global information age facilitate an 'international language of art' and an alternative reading of art history, toward art histories? From the perspective of a museum of modern and contemporary art, the institution has to overcome a majore contradiction between its mission of permanence and its mission of change. How can cultural institutions contribute to the revamping of their own structures now that the hegemony of Western modernity is being challenged? How can museums connect with new audiences through different practices, different scholarship, and different interpretative strategies growing out of the sedimentation of their histories? To invite and encourage such dialogue, 'How latitudes become forms : art in a global age' looks at current scholarship on globalism and changing curatorial practices, and identifies critical models provided by artists themselves. This catalogue features thought-provoking essays and conversations by curators, critics, and cultural programmers from across the world as well as the multidisciplinary artworks of more than forty visual, film/video, performing, and new media artists from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States." -- book cover
Whitney biennial 2006 : day for night by Chrissie Iles( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintaining a balance : the economic, environmental and social impacts of shrimp farming in Latin America by James Tobey( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhan bu zhe zhi wu : Huang Yongping hui gu zhan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' art au corps : le corps exposé de Man Ray à nos jours by Philippe Vergne( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of oracles : a Huang Yong Ping retrospective by Philippe Vergne( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kara Walker : my complement, my enemy, my oppressor, my love
Yves Klein : with the void, full powersHouse of oracles : a Huang Yong Ping retrospectiveDay for nightHeart of darkness : Kai Althoff, Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne, Thomas HirschhornDaniel JohnstonCameron JamieHow latitudes become forms : art in a global ageWhitney biennial 2006 : day for nightHouse of oracles : a Huang Yong Ping retrospective
Alternative Names
Vergne, P.

English (105)

French (5)

German (3)

Chinese (1)