Witness to Her Art

Witness to Her Art

by Adrian Piper
     
 

This radical new study aims to change the way that some of the most influential artists of the past 40 years are seen--all of them women. Emphasizing questions of autonomy, critical intelligence and artistic intention, Witness to Her Art presents works by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne…  See more details below

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This radical new study aims to change the way that some of the most influential artists of the past 40 years are seen--all of them women. Emphasizing questions of autonomy, critical intelligence and artistic intention, Witness to Her Art presents works by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne, a magazine published by gallerist Monika Sprüth. The artworks are accompanied by original writings by the artists, contemporaneous criticism and newly commissioned essays by Pamela Franks, Aruna D'Souza, Johanna Burton, David Levi Strauss, Hamza Walker and Cuauhtémoc Medina. The ambitious works presented and interpreted herein invite us to consider the impact of the feminist revolution across generations while rendering obsolete any stigma associated with shows or catalogues limited to women artists. Taking its lead from Conceptualism, feminism, and from its included artists, Witness to Her Art reaches for art history's capacity as a medium of world-making.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931493550
Publisher:
Bard College Publications Office
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1952 and came to London in 1975. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1995 and has had solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Castello di Rivoli in Turin, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Tate Britain, among others. She recently curated Artist's Choice at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1952 and came to London in 1975. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1995 and has had solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Castello di Rivoli in Turin, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Tate Britain, among others. She recently curated Artist's Choice at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Jenny Holzer was born in 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio. She first came to prominence in New York in the late 70s and early 80s. Among other awards she has received, Holzer in 1990 became the first woman to ever win the Leone d'Oro at the Venice Biennale. Her work has been exhibited in most every major museum around the world, and she has created installations for public and private sites including the Reichstag and the Times Square Spectacolor billboard in New York.

Jenny Holzer was born in 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio. She first came to prominence in New York in the late 70s and early 80s. Among other awards she has received, Holzer in 1990 became the first woman to ever win the Leone d'Oro at the Venice Biennale. Her work has been exhibited in most every major museum around the world, and she has created installations for public and private sites including the Reichstag and the Times Square Spectacolor billboard in New York.

DanielaRossell was born in Mexico City in 1973. While studying figure drawing and paintings at the National School of Visual Arts in Mexico City, she worked independantly with an automatic camera. In 1997 Rossell was included in a group show at the Museo del Barrio in New York; the next year she had her first solo exhibition at Greene Naftali. Since then, her work has appeared at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Berkley Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and, most recently, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.

Daniela Rossell was born in Mexico City in 1973. While studying figure drawing and paintings at the National School of Visual Arts in Mexico City, she worked independantly with an automatic camera. In 1997 Rossell was included in a group show at the Museo del Barrio in New York; the next year she had her first solo exhibition at Greene Naftali. Since then, her work has appeared at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Berkley Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and, most recently, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.

Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California in 1969. Solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted at such venues as the 25th Biennale Sao Paolo, Kunstverein Hannover, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Renaissance Society, Chicago. In 1997, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. Walker lives and works in New York, where she is a professor at Columbia University. Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California in 1969. She received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. The artist is best known for exploring the raw intersection of race, gender, and sexuality through her iconic, silhouetted figures. Walker's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A 1997 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award, Walker was the United States representative to the 2002 Sao Paolo Bienal in Brazil. Her first full-scale museum survey opens at the Walker Art Center in February 2007. Walker currently lives in New York where she is on the faculty of the MFA program at Columbia University.

Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California in 1969. Solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted at such venues as the 25th Biennale Sao Paolo, Kunstverein Hannover, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Renaissance Society, Chicago. In 1997, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. Walker lives and works in New York, where she is a professor at Columbia University. Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California in 1969. She received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. The artist is best known for exploring the raw intersection of race, gender, and sexuality through her iconic, silhouetted figures. Walker's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A 1997 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award, Walker was the United States representative to the 2002 Sao Paolo Bienal in Brazil. Her first full-scale museum survey opens at the Walker Art Center in February 2007. Walker currently lives in New York where she is on the faculty of the MFA program at Columbia University.

David Levi Strauss is a writer and critic in New York. His previous publications include Between Dog and Wolf: Essays on Art & Politics and The Legacy of Landmines, a collaboration with photographer Bobby Neel Adams.

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