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Blessing, Jennifer

Works: 41 works in 157 publications in 5 languages and 3,722 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, zxx, wst, Other, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: TR647, 779.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jennifer Blessing
Rrose is a rrose is a rrose : gender performance in photography by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibit: 1/17-4/27/97, Distributed by Abrams, Art historical perspective on gender interest
Francesca Woodman by Francesca Woodman( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catalogue produced in conjunction with the exhibition Francesca Woodman, presented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (November 5, 2011-February 20, 2012) and the Guggenheim Museum, New York (March 16-June 15, 2012)"--Provided by publisher
Robert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition : photographs and Mannerist prints by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through scholarly essays and sumptuous reproductions, this catalogue examines the obsessive themes of beauty, love, and classical art. The photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's relationships to sculpture - namely, the study of the human body - and the elongated, elaborate forms of Mannerist art illuminates the underlying classicism evident in the clarity and sensual potency of all his subjects, as well as their explosive energy."--Publisher's description
Rineke Dijkstra : a retrospective by Rineke Dijkstra( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art."--Publisher's website
Haunted : contemporary photography, video, performance by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn largely from the Guggenheim's extensive photography and video collections, Haunted features some 100 works by nearly 60 artists, including many recent acquisitions that will be on view at the museum for the first time. The exhibition is installed throughout the rotunda and its spiraling ramps, with two additional galleries on view from June 4 to September 1, featuring works by two pairs of artists to complete Haunted's presentation
Speaking with hands : photographs from the Buhl Collection by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of a major exhibition drawn from The Buhl Collection, this book demonstrates the prevalence of the hand as a photographic theme, a result, in part, of photography's easy ability to capture fragments and detail, as well as ephemeral movement. The selected works depict the hand literally, in the context of portraiture, for example, as well as figuratively, in terms of the poetic emphasis given to hand gestures in documentary images. In artistic images created from the 1920s to the present, the hand is abstracted and subsequently treated as a conceptual device. Jennifer Blessing explores the nature of collecting photographs and why hands are in many ways a uniquely photographic theme. Kirsten A. Hoving emphasizes the prevalence of hands in Surrealist photographs and prose. Ralph Rugoff discusses the uncanny aspects of hands in contemporary art that uses photography. The catalogue entries, written by Matthew S. Witkovsky with Melanie Marino and Nat Trotman, cover 150 artists and 168 works, forming a useful resource for the study of the history of photography
The Guggenheim Collection by Solomon R. Guggenheim foundation( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally, Solomon R. Guggenheim donated works from his collection to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which he began in 1937 to support and promote non-objective art. Then, in 1939, he established the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, which was renamed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1952, and its signature Frank Lloyd Wright building opened on New York's Fifth Avenue in 1959. Over time, the Guggenheim has expanded the type of art that it exhibits and collects through the addition of other great collections - notably, those of Karl Nierendorf, Peggy Guggenheim, Justin and Hilde Thannhauser, and Giuseppe Panza di Biumo - as well as through opportunities that resulted from the institution's increasingly international focus in more recent decades. The Guggenheim today encompasses venues on two continents: the museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas. This volume is published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, and the Kunstmuseum Bonn. With its comprehensive presentation of masterworks from the Guggenheim's extended holdings, it provides insight into Modern and Contemporary art movements - from Impressionism to Cubism, Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, Pop art and Minimalism to the most recent developments - and the distinctive features of the collection. The selection emphasizes the Guggenheim's ongoing commitment to acquiring the work of particular artists in depth, including Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra and Matthew Barney, among many others
True north by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True North features the work of contemporary artists whose photographic or video-based work evokes the formal conventions of Northern Romantic landscape painting as well as its legacy in later nineteenth-century photography. Yet unlike their Romantic antecedents, the works in this exhibition are historically and politically self-reflexive and problematize the notion of a pure, unchangeable North. Rather than report a uniquely Northern essence or truth, this presentation is premised on the idea that our visions of the North are structured through our own varying positions. A fantastical place of fear, desire, refuge, conquest and decay, the North has played an increasingly important role in the work of contemporary artists interested in the socio-political issues of colonization and pollution, as well as aesthetic notions of the sublime. Accompanying a spring 2008 exhibition at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, this catalogue includes entries on the featured artists: Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Elger Esser, Thomas Flechtner, Roni Horn, Armin Linke and Orit Raff. In the introduction, Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography at the Guggenheim Museum, sketches a theoretical framework for the exhibition, linking the recent focus on Northern locales to the qualities of the photographic medium itself. Rebecca Solnit's poetic essay gathers together personal recollections, reflections on literature and environmental and political concerns to explore various cultural fantasies and symbols associated with the North
Muse : Mickalene Thomas photographs by Mickalene Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mickalene Thomas, known for her large-scale, multi-textured, and rhinestone-encrusted paintings of domestic interiors and portraits, has also identified the photographic image as a defining touchstone for her practice. Thomas first began to photograph herself and her mother as a student at Yale--a pivotal experience for her as an artist. While working across multiple series, much of her photographic work functions as a personal act of deconstruction and reappropriation--both of images she has created herself and images she has singled out as influence. With each series, she grapples with and asserts new definitions of beauty and inspiration. Thomas's portraits draw equally from 1970s black-is-beautiful images of women such as supermodel Beverly Johnson and actress Vonetta McGee; Édouard Manet's odalisque figures; and the mise-en-scène studio portraiture of James Van Der Zee and Malick Sidibé, to mention a few. Perhaps of greatest importance, however, this collection of portraits and staged scenes reflects a very personal community of inspiration as well--a collection of muses that includes herself, her mother, and her friends and lovers, emphasizing the communal and social aspects of art-making and creativity that pervade her work. This volume is the first to gather together her various approaches to photography, including portraits, collages, Polaroids, and other processes, and will be the foundation for a major traveling exhibition of the work to launch in 2015." -- Publisher's description
Jeff Wall : exposure by Jeff Wall( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This focused catalogue, with essays by Guggenheim museum curators of photography, Jennifer Blessing and Katrin Blum, will aptly demonstrate Wall's continuing interrogation of the history of photographic representation, here specifically the legacies of documentary photography and neo-realist film
Photo-poetics : an anthology by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue presents an important new trend in contemporary photography, offering an opportunity to define the concerns of a younger generation of artists and contextualize them within the history of art and culture. Drawing on the legacies of conceptual and commercial photography, these artists pursue a largely studio-based approach to still-life photography that centers on the representation of objects, often printed matter such as books, magazines and record covers. The result is images imbued with poetic and evocative personal significance, a sort of displaced self-portraiture, that resonate with larger cultural and historical meanings. Driven by a deep interest in the medium of photography, these artists investigate the nature, laws and magic of film photography at the moment of its disappearance in our digital age. They attempt to rematerialize the photograph through meticulous printing, using film and other disappearing photo technologies, and by creating photo-sculptures and installations
Rineke Dijkstra : wo men by Rineke Dijkstra( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rineke Dijkstra ist eine der bedeutendsten zeitgenössischen Künstlerinnen auf dem Gebiet der Porträtfotografie. Ihre großformatigen Arbeiten befassen sich mit dem Thema der Identität und fangen die Dargestellten häufig in Zeiten des Übergangs oder Augenblicken der Verletzlichkeit ein. Die von der Künstlerin zu Werkreihen geordneten Fotos erinnern in der Genauigkeit des Blicks an die niederländische Porträtmalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts und bieten nicht nur intime Porträts der Modelle, sondern geben zugleich Einblick in deren jeweilige Befindlichkeiten. Mit ihren großformatigen Fotoarbeiten gelingt es Rineke Dijkstra, Menschen einzufangen, die innegehalten haben ? in einem Park, am Strand, auf einer Party, im Leben ? und hierdurch eine besondere Präsenz gewinnen. Das Interesse der Künstlerin gilt vor allem den Zeiten des Übergangs, also jenen Phasen im Leben, in denen wir gerade bei uns angekommen sind und an der Schwelle zum nächsten Schritt stehen.00Exhibition: Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden (11.10.2017-04.02.2017)
L'art et le corps( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier ouvrage à célébrer la manière dont les artistes ont représenté le corps au fil des siècles. L'art vu à travers le prisme du corps humain dans ce qu'il a de beau comme de provocant. Le seul livre à étudier le sujet sous tous ses aspects. Pluriculturel et varié, cet ouvrage explore les représentations du corps à travers les différentes époques, cultures et techniques. Ouvrage de référence et d'inspiration, ce livre saura surprendre et séduire les amateurs d'art. Plus de 400 oeuvres présentées, des peintures rupestres réalisées en Argentine 11 000 ans av. J.-C. aux vidéos et réalisations d'artistes contemporains comme Joan Jonas, Marina Abramović et Bruce Nauman. (site de l'éditeur)
Family pictures : fotografia contemporanea e video dalla collezione del Guggenheim Museum = contemporary photography and video from the collection of the Guggenheim Museum( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition includes a selection of images, at times provocative and ironic, that show the paradoxes of family life and what lies beneath the surface of its traditional representations
Jeff Wall: Belichtung : [... erscheint anlässlich der Ausstellung "Jeff Wall: Belichtung", Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 3. November 2007-20. Januar 2008] by Jeff Wall( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guggenheim - die Sammlung : [anlässlich der Ausstellung The Guggenheim Collection, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Kunst-Museum Bonn, 21. Juli 2006-7. Januar 2007] by Edward Weisberger( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (21. Juni 2006 bis 7. Januar 2007), gezeigt werden rund 200 Werke von der klassischen Moderne bis in die jüngste Gegenwart. Mit grossformatigen Farbabbildungen aller Exponate, fundierten Textbeiträgen und einer umfangreichen Chronologie der Sammlungsgeschichte
Luminous code : photo-based artworks( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hablando con las manos : fotografías de la Colección Buhl by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra presenta una selección de fotografías de la colección reunida por Henry M. Buhl, que abarca toda la historia de la fotografía, desde sus orígenes, pasando por los distintos géneros de fotografía documental, periodística y artística, y cuya peculiaridad estriba en que las manos constituyen el hilo conductor de de toda la colección
Catherine Opie : American photographer by Catherine Opie( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition catalogue, published to accompany the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's major mid-career survey of Catherine Opie's work, is the first to gather all of the artist's key projects to date in a single volume. Each of Opie's series in the exhibition - among them Portraits, Freeways, Domestic, American Cities, Icehouses, and in and Around Home - is reproduced in full-color plates alongside works featured exclusively here, allowing for the most complete overview of the artist's work yet assembled. The volume features a lead essay by Guggenheim Curator of Photography Jennifer Blessing, which surveys Opie's artistic career and its historical contexts; a series of interviews with the artist by Russell Ferguson, Chair of the Department of Art at UCLA; and a brief personal reflection by internationally renowned novelist Dorothy Allison, whose work explores many concerns similar to Opie's. It also includes introductory essays on each of the artist's series by Nat Trotman, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim, as well as a newly researched, comprehensive exhibition history and bibliography."--Jacket
Veronica's revenge : contemporary perspectives on photography by Elizabeth Janus( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra presenta obras de la Lambert Art Collection de Ginebra y pretende reflejar la transformación de la fotografía en los últimos treinta años, su definición como arte y su estado actual como medio, dentro del amplio panorama del arte contemporáneo y la cultura visual, y de su utlilización por determinados artistas
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Rrose is a rrose is a rrose : gender performance in photography
Francesca WoodmanRobert Mapplethorpe and the classical tradition : photographs and Mannerist printsHaunted : contemporary photography, video, performanceSpeaking with hands : photographs from the Buhl CollectionThe Guggenheim CollectionTrue northJeff Wall : exposureCatherine Opie : American photographerVeronica's revenge : contemporary perspectives on photography
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Italian (2)