Abraham Cruzvillegas (b.1968), one of the key figures to have emerged in Mexico among a new wave of conceptual artists, is best known for his sculptural works made from found objects and materials. Created in close collaboration with the artist, the book will feature a fully illustrated survey of Cruzvillegas’s life and work and an in-depth interview with curator Mark Godfrey. Exploring in fascinating detail the artistic processes involved in creating this monumental new work, it will include stunning photographs of the dramatic new installation to be revealed in the Turbine Hall in October 2015.
Over the fall of 2010, visitors to the serene and stately grounds of Kensington Gardens in London encountered four monumental stainless-steel sculptures by Anish Kapoor, carefully situated to reflect and distort in their mirrored surfaces the weather, the wildlife and the changing colors of the surrounding foliage. Visible from afar, Kapoor’s sculptures interact with the…
Barbara Hepworth’s work and ideas are illuminated in her own lucid and eloquent words in this first collection of her writings and conversations. The collection makes available much that is out of print and inaccessible, and includes a significant number of unpublished texts. It is a surprisingly large body of work, and it spans almost the whole of Hepworth’s artistic life. Her gift for language and desire to communicate to a public are evident throughout. Alongside the writings are Hepworth’s lectures and speeches, a selection of interviews and conversations with writers and journalists, and radio and television broadcasts
“I think an artist must be a master of his craft, he must know it so well, he must not have to worry about the craft side of his work, and is free t express his sensations, ideas or emotions.” – Caroline van der Merwe
Carsten Höller is the latest artist to be commissioned to create a piece for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. At the forefront of artists of his generation, Höller’s works range from the purely conceptual to the elaborately architectural and are concerned with human behaviour, communal experiences and altered states of mind. Very often they require the…
John Martin Gallery was pleased to present South African artist Deborah Bell’s exhibition A Far Country. This was Deborah’s second UK exhibition which brings together recent sculptures and paintings from the last four years including her major series based on the song, See Line Woman. The show also provided an opportunity to exhibit two of…
Contains interviews with and photographs of the 25 people who knew or worked with Roth during his time spent in Chicago, Providence, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Many of the works Roth created during that period are illustrated here in full colour.
Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. The essays prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstow’s interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time; and the images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two photo essays suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.
Published to accompany Naum Gabo’s exhibition of the same title, Constructions For Real Life marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age.
Drawing primarily on the complementary collections of Gabo’s work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany, the exhibition focuses on key themes in his work.
Pipilotti Rist (born 1962) burst onto the international art scene in the late 1980s with visually lush video and multimedia works that explore sexuality and media culture through playful and provocative remixes of fantasy and the everyday. Highly accomplished technically, Rist’s practice fuses sensual images, dazzling color, music and text to create mesmerizing installations.
Rachel Whiteread solidifies space. Employing materials that include concrete, plaster, resin and rubber to mould not the objects themselves but the areas within or around them, she has single-handedly expanded the parameters of contemporary sculpture.
The book explores the endless possibilities and permutations of realism. It acknowledges the past as well as addressing present time issues. Gordon Victor is South African born and has both exhibited and taught art in Australia since 1987. Primarily a painter and sculptor, the artist also creates assemblages, collages, drawings, photographs and installations.
This is the first book in English to introduce this key figure of Europe’s postwar avant-garde and cultural underground. Through new essays and primary sources, it foregrounds the artist’s influence in contemporary art since the 1960s.