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MATRIX is published on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of this groundbreaking contemporary art exhibition series at the UC Berkeley Art Museum. Originally conceived in 1978 as a rotating program of single-artist exhibitions, it continues as a space of active engagement with contemporary art and ideas. MATRIX has presented the work of more than 240 international artists, including Doug Aitken, Michael Asher, Louise Bourgeois, James Lee Byars, Sophie Calle, Bruce Conner, Brian Eno, Eva Hesse, Robert Irwin, Zoe Leonard, Chris Marker, Julie Mehretu, Shirin Neshat, Adrian Piper, Cindy Sherman and Richard Tuttle. At more than 500 pages, this volume—designed collaboratively with New York's Project Projects—presents the history of UC Berkeley Art Museum's innovative program and includes newly commissioned conversations between some of the most important voices in contemporary art, including Michael Auping, Lawrence Rinder, Jens Hofmann and Jordan Kantor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971939783
Publisher: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Born in 1961, Lawrence Rinder began his curatorial career in 1988 as the MATRIX Curator at the University Art Museum, Berkeley, California. He moved to New York in 2000 to become The Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, responsible for the Contemporary Portfolio of the museum, including exhibitions and acquisitions of works made since 1985. He was Chief Curator of the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Currently, Rinder is Dean of Graduate Studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Bill Arning is the curator at MIT List Visual Arts Center.

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