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Rugoff, Ralph 1957-

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Most widely held works by Ralph Rugoff
Paul McCarthy by Paul McCarthy( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances and installations figuring animal, vegetable, human hybrids
Scene of the crime by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scene of the Crime surveys thirty-five years of West Coast art, investigating aesthetic practices that address the art object as a kind of evidence, a clue to absent meanings and prior actions. From seminal works by Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman, Barry Le Va, and Vija Celmins to recent works by artists such as Paul McCarthy, James Luna, Anthony Hernandez, and Sharon Lockhart, this art declares that it is about more than meets the eye and raises the suspicion that a significant segment of contemporary art demands a forensic reading
The human factor : the figure in contemporary sculpture by Royaume-Uni) Hayward Gallery (Londres( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Human Factor: the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture' brings together the work of 25 leading international artists, in whose practice the human form plays a central role. Over the past 25 years, artists have reinvented figurative sculpture by looking back to earlier movements in art history as well as imagery from contemporary culture. Setting up dialogues with modernist as well as classical and archaic models of art, these artists engage and confront the question of how we represent the 'human' today. Eschewing concerns related to psychological portraiture, these artists use the figure as a catalyst for evoking far-ranging content, including subjects spanning political violence and mortality to sexuality and voyeurism. A unique survey of figurative sculpture today, this highly illustrated volume features newly-commissioned essays by authors including Tate Britain Director, Penelope Curtis, art critic and writer Martin Herbert, Artangel co-director James Lingwood, art historian Lisa Lee and Hayward Gallery Director, and curator of the exhibition, Ralph Rugoff. Alongside full-colour images of the artists' works, the book also includes original and rarely-seen material documenting the creation of these fascinating works."--
Psycho buildings : artists take on architecture by Brian Dillon( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture" will mark the 40th anniversary of The Hayward - one of the world's most architecturally unique exhibition venues. It brings together the work of artists - including Atelier Bow-Wow, Michael Beutler, Los Carpinteros, Gelitin, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto, Tobias Putrih, Tomas Saraceno, Do-Ho Suh and Rachel Whiteread - who create habitat-like structures and architectural environments that are mental and perceptual spaces as much as physical ones
Intelligence : new British art 2000 by Virginia Button( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Intelligence' suggests both covert information gathering and the faculty used to process information into something new. Many contemporary artists might be seen as intelligence agents at large in society, gathering, sifting and transforming the raw data of our lives, critically examining our environment, the way we live and our social relationships. This catalogue, published to accompany the major exhibition at Tate Britain, brings together the work of twenty-two artists who share such an approach. These artists all view art as a means for seeing the world differently: their work asks questions and offers clues, but does not attempt to provide a complete answer. Instead, they invite viewers to use their own intelligence to investigate the art and reach their own conclusions."--Jacket
The painting of modern life : 1960s to now by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book re-examines what has been arguably the most influential development in the history of contemporary painting - the use and translation of photographic imagery. Beginning with seminal photo-inspired works from the early 1960s by painters such as Gerhard Richter, Vija Celmins, Andy Warhol and Malcolm Morley, this book charts the international evolution of this trend over the past 45 years. Richly illustrated with over 100 paintings by 22 artists whose work draws upon varied photographic sources - from amateur snapshots to news and magazine pictures - this book explores how the significance and content of an image changes dramatically when it is translated into a different medium."--Jacket
Tom Friedman by Tom Friedman( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is devoted to Tom Friedman's exceptional body of work over the past nineteen years. Starting with commonplace objects like plastic cups, construction paper and Hefty garbage bags, this prolific artist transforms the often overlooked into playfully philosophical works that are ordinary and extraordinary at the same time." "Friedman forces his viewers to reconsider the criteria for what is called "art" by exploring the material qualities of the object and the experiential process of making art through repetition, mutation, and dimension. While his work can demand a level of trust and reflection, it often rewards the viewer by sparking a childlike curiosity that sets one free to the beautifully endless potential of the everyday." "The book features over 250 color illustrations and encompasses 200 artworks that reflect Friedman's humor, his painstaking craftsmanship, and the unending inventiveness that distinguishes his work."--Jacket
Speaking with hands : photographs from the Buhl Collection by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 297 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
George Condo : mental states by George Condo( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with a major exhibition in the USA and Europe, this book surveys artist George Condo's career, focusing on his portrait paintings but also including a selection of sculptural busts made in precious substances such as gold and bronze
Tracey Emin : love is what you want by Tracey Emin( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Demand : phototrophy by Thomas Demand( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small world : dioramas in contemporary art by Toby Kamps( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baja to Vancouver : the West Coast and contemporary art by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art is the first major survey of recent art from the western edge of the United States, Canada, and Baja California, Mexico. Focusing on works that engage with the social landscapes of this transnational corridor, this catalog presents compelling and surprising images of a distinctive cultural terrain—one that is arguably North America’s most vital region of contemporary art production. With essays by Douglas Coupland, Matthew Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Lisa Robertson of the Office for Soft Architecture, Ralph Rugoff, and Matthew Stadler, and more than 150 full-color reproductions." -- Provided by publisher
Jeremy Deller : joy in people by Jeremy Deller( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 20 years, Jeremy Deller has challenged the conventions of the art world and pioneered new forms of making art collaboratively with a wide range of social and cultural groups. This is the first comprehensive survey of his career
Erwin Wurm : I love my time, I don't like my time by Erwin Wurm( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has gained an international reputation for challenging traditional notions of sculpture, photography, performance art, and drawing. His classic One Minute Sculptures invite audiences to participate in the creation of temporary sculpture by combining their bodies with a variety of common objects according to the artist's instructional drawings. Erwin Wurm: I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time is a comprehensive survey which highlights more than ten years of production. It includes staged situations for the creation of selected One Minute Sculptures; the photo series Instructions For Idleness (2001), Instructions on How to be Politically Incorrect (2002-03), Thinking About Philosophers (2002-04), and Hotel Rooms (2001); and a selection of videos such as 59 Positions (1992), Flight Simulator (1998), and Adelphi Sculptures (1999). Also featured is the Fat House/I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time (2003), the latest in Wurm's Fat series that explores the wild and dark potential of digital animation."--BOOK JACKET
Andreas Gursky by Andreas Gursky( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition includes some of the artist's most well known works including Paris, Montparnasse (1993), an immense and iconic photograph showing a seemingly endless block of flats; and Rhine II (1999/2015) a sleek digitally-tweaked vision of the river as a contemporary minimalist symbol. Kamiokande (2007) featuring the vast underground water tank within the Kamioka Nucleon Decay Experiment, Japan; and May Day IV (2000/2014) depicting hundreds of revellers at Germany's long-running Mayday techno music festival. Often employing a bird's-eye perspective, these large-format pictures which rival the scale of monumental paintings boast an abundance of precisely captured details, all of which are uncannily in focus. Since the late 1980s, Gursky has depicted a broad spectrum of contemporary life including sites of commerce, industry and tourism across the globe, making pictures that draw attention to our changing relationship with the natural world and chronicle the effects of globalisation on day-to-day life
Circus Americanus by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new décor by Amy Blotfield( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The New Décor' is an international survey of contemporary artists who incorporate elements of furniture or interior design in their works. It features a diverse collection of international contemporary artists such as Sarah Lucas, Ernesto Neto, Mona Hatoum and Jam Lambie, among many others
At the threshold of the visible : minuscule and small-scale art 1964-1996( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Shrigley : brain activity by David Shrigley( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his wry and witty drawings, British artist David Shrigley has built up an artistic practice that, over the past two decades, has expanded well beyond drawing to include photography, sculpture, neon signs, animation, painting, printmaking, publishing and music. Shrigley finds humor in flat depictions of the inconsequential and the bizarre, qualities that he heightens through a deliberately limited technique. In this unusually complete look at the much-loved artist's diverse approaches, Shrigley is revealed as a master of many media and many kinds of humor, from the black humor for which he is famed to caricature and more slapstick situations. With an immediate and accessible appeal to diverse audiences, Shrigley's work offers an insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships
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Paul McCarthy
Scene of the crimePsycho buildings : artists take on architectureIntelligence : new British art 2000The painting of modern life : 1960s to nowTom FriedmanSpeaking with hands : photographs from the Buhl CollectionGeorge Condo : mental statesTracey Emin : love is what you want
Alternative Names
Ralph Rugoff amerikanischer Kurator

Ralph Rugoff amerikansk kurator

Ralph Rugoff conservator

English (178)

German (14)