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RISING DRAGON: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY

The exhibition Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography contains over 80 recent photographs by 34 important Chinese photographers. It is a diverse response to to a fast-changing country, with glimpses of China rarely seen by the West. The images are disturbing, contemplative, matter of fact, and humorous. The means employed are formal portraits, photojournalism, staged scenes, stills from videos of performance art, and varying degrees of digital manipulation.

Guest Curator Miles Barth, in his well-written catalogue essay, explains social, historical, and political messages embedded in the photographs. Among the issues are the clash of the old and the new, mass urbanization, displacement of populations, the environment, Westernization, and consumerism.

48 pages, 38 color photographs; 12 black and white photographs
Price: $20

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art: The American Collection (1995, $25)By Christina Orr-Cahall


ISBN-13: 978-0943411293

 

 

MAPPING: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art

Mapping goes far beyond geography in the hands of 38 contemporary artists who demonstrate a rich variety of aesthetic approaches. The 61 works include paintings, photographs, sculpture, works on paper, video, and a live web terminal. Many of the artists incorporate actual maps into their imagery while others emphasize the act of mapping itself. Still others explore new technologies like satellite imaging, the Internet, and specialized computer software. Themes are as varied as borders and boundaries, global culture, identity and colonialism, journeys—both real and imagined, memory and nostalgia, tourism and travel.
52 pages, 52 illustrations
Price: $20 members; $25 non-members

 

* The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater

In this exhibition, 13 artists filled the galleries with dramatic tableaux of puppets, props, and sets, from shadow puppets to marionettes, and from tiny toy theater to larger-than life whole-body puppets. The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater showed how the ancient art of puppetry, devised for storytelling, can - in extraordinary new ways - also give expression to the invisible worlds of emotions and ideas.

The exhibition presented sophisticated and often daring work by today’s important puppeteers, painters, film, and media artists, including Eric Bass/Sandglass Theater, Janie Geiser, Liz Goldberg, Chris Green, Dan Hurlin, William Kentridge/Handspring Puppets, Ralph Lee, Mabou Mines, Roman Paska, Brian Selznick, Julie Taymor, and Hanne Tierney, with short films by Genevieve Anderson, Laura Heit, and Scott Shoemaker.

36 pages; 26 illustrations
Price: $15 members, $20 non-members

Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy

By Stephen Robeson Miller, Jonathan Stuhlman, Yves Tanguy (Artist), Kay Sage (Artist)

Yves Tanguy and Kay Sage were two of Surrealism's leading painters, who together elaborated de Chirico's world of isolate and obdurate forms into eerie landscapes sparsely populated with biomorphic life forms. Here, for the first time, the work of this dynamic couple is explored in depth. An essay by Stephen Robeson Miller examines the intersection of Sage's and Tanguy's biographies with their work, accurately recounting for the first time Sage's conversion to Surrealism. A second essay by Jonathan Stuhlman traces the ways in which Sage's art influenced Tanguy's. These essays are accompanied by color plates containing several previously unreproduced works and photographs.

Published by The Katonah Museum of Art and The Mint Museum, 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0983194217, 104 pages

 

 
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