Art Works: Autobiography

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Art Works: An exciting new series celebrating the vitality and diversity of art in the twenty-first century.
Everyone projects a self-image, but rarely does it accord with others' perceptions. Everyone carries memories from the past, but often they are selective distortions of the truth. Arranged into themed "rooms," Autobiography reflects a wide variety of artistic attitudes and practices. Some artists claim to reveal the private details of their lives in authentic shows of ...

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Overview

Art Works: An exciting new series celebrating the vitality and diversity of art in the twenty-first century.
Everyone projects a self-image, but rarely does it accord with others' perceptions. Everyone carries memories from the past, but often they are selective distortions of the truth. Arranged into themed "rooms," Autobiography reflects a wide variety of artistic attitudes and practices. Some artists claim to reveal the private details of their lives in authentic shows of intimacy; others seek to mask themselves behind invented alter egos or carefully designed images or personae. Some explore the influence of the media or of political and social systems on our sense of who we are, while others explore the impact of one's ethnic or racial background on self-identity. Artists question how identity is formed in a global world and explore the changing role of the individual in modern society, expanding our understanding of what it means to be alive today. All of the artists in this book use art to figure out the complicated ways in which we create stories about ourselves. All of them help us understand the world in which we live.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500930052
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 10/25/2004
  • Series: Art Works
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Entrance: Writing Identity: On Autobiography in Art 10
Room 1 Alter Ego 29
Lynn Hershman
Eleanor Antin
Anita Leisz
Oliver Hangl
Ria Pacquee
Room 2 Disappearance 51
Andy Warhol
Jeff Koons
RASSIM
Cindy Sherman
Christian Boltanski
Room 3 Facts 71
On Kawara
Mary Kelly
Gerhard Richter
Room 4 Authenticity 83
Elke Krystufek
Tracey Emin
Sophie Calle
Antje Schiffers
Christine Hill
Room 5 Hybrids 101
Jun Yang
Anny and Sibel Ozturk
TOBIAS Z.
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Room 6 Race 115
Adrian Piper
Shirana Shahbazi
William Kentridge
Tracey Rose
Room 7 Political Systems 131
Ilya Kabakov
Johannes Wohnseifer
Johanna Kandl
Oliver Musovik
Anri Sala
Room 8 Media 155
Dorit Margreiter
Ruby Sircar
Rosemarie Trockel
Room 9 Self-Reflection 167
Friedl Kubelka
Moira Zoitl
Nan Goldin
Wiebke Loeper
Talk 183
The Artists 193
Further Reading 200
Illustration List 201
Index of Artists 207
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