Subjective Realities

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9781564661173: Subjective Realities

Among the many lessons we have learned from photography since its inception are a few about the nature of reality and its representation. Long considered a mirror image of the real world, a direct and objective record of what exists in the visual stratosphere, the photograph has come to be understood as something much more complicated and variable, something easily manipulated and modified. Subjective Realities is thus a most apt title for this publication, which presents a stellar selection of contemporary photography from the Refco Collection. Included are works by Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Sophie Calle, Gregory Crewdson, Rineke Dijkstra, Olafur Eliasson, Barbara Ess, Walker Evans, Adam Fuss, Ann Hamilton, Eva Hesse, Axel Hutte, Seydou Keita, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Ana Mendieta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mariko Mori, Catherine Opie, Richard Prince, and many, many more artists. An essay by Dave Hickey introduces the book, and short texts on individual artists have been contributed by Lynne Cooke, Kathryn Hixson, A.M. Homes, Glenn O'Brien, Saul Ostrow, Luc Sante, Katy Siegel, and others.

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Marina Abramovic pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form. The body has always been both her subject and medium; exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion and danger in the quest for transformation. Her career began in Belgrade during the early 1970s, and her work has since appeared at The Museum of Modern Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The New Museum in New York; the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and many others. She has won a Bessie, as the New York Dance and Performance Award is called, and the Venice Biennale's Lion D'Or.

Vito Acconci was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1940. Among the many public institutions that have hosted solo exhibitions of his work in the United States are the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has taught at Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design and Yale University.

John Baldessari was born in National City, California in 1931, and continues to live and work in Los Angeles, where he is currently a Professor of Art at UCLA. His first solo show was held in 1960 at the Art Center in La Jolla. One of the most important living American Conceptual artists, Baldessari is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery in New York. His art has been featured in more than 120 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and in over 300 group exhibitions. His projects include artist books, videos, films, billboards and public works. His work was the subject of a 2006-2007 exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Sophie Calle was born in Paris in 1953. Since the 1980s, her work has been shown at galleries and museums throughout the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London and Paris's Centre Pompidou, which hosted a major retrospective in 2005. In 2007, Calle represents France at the Venice Biennale.

"Rineke Dijkstra was born in 1959 in Sittard, the Netherlands, and lives and works in Amsterdam. She has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Venice Biennale; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Photographers Gallery, London."

Adam Fuss was born in London in 1961. His father, a Polish Jew who had emigrated from Vienna before WWII, was a manufacturer of high-quality womenis coats, while his mother, a model, came from a large Australian family. Fuss' childhood was spent back-and-forth between England and Australia, his family's situation subject to the poor health of his father, who died in 1968. Later on, after his schooling ended, Fuss traveled to Alaska on a small inheritance. Returning to Australia in 1980, he apprenticed in the darkroom of the Ogilvy & Mathers advertising agency, but left that post for New York just two years later. Paying his way as a waiter and later in the imaging rooms of an auction house, he took up a pinhole camera and later began making photograms. Since the mid-90s, his work has been included in some of the world's most important collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, in New York, where Fuss continues to live and work.

Lynne Cooke has been curator at the Dia Center for the Arts since 1991. She has written and edited several volumes on contemporary art and has lectured widely on the topic throughout the world.

Dave Hickey has written for most major American cultural publications. Formerly executive editor at Art in America, Hickey's publications include Prior Convictions (1989), The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty (1993), and Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy (1997). Hickey received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism in 1994. He is currently associate professor of art criticism and theory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Katy Siegel is associate professor of art history and art criticism at Hunter College, City University of New York, and a contributing editor at Artforum. She has written widely on modern and contemporary art, including catalogue essays on Bernard Frize, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Dana Schutz, Richard Tuttle and Lisa Yuskavage. Most recently, she was co-author with Paul Mattick of Art Works: Money (2004).

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