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Robert Gober

Flood, Richard; Cooke, Lynne

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ISBN 10: 1854371150 / ISBN 13: 9781854371157
Published by Tate Publishing
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Title: Robert Gober

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Selected as the United States representative to the 2001 Venice Biennale, the sculptor and installation artist Robert Gober has, thanks to several major museum exhibitions in recent years, established himself as perhaps the most important artist of his generation, thanks to his symbolically charged re-creations of everyday objects that he makes into installations that question the ideals and values of childhood, family, home, and religion. This catalogue presents his work for the United States pavilion at the Biennale.

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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.

Robert Gober was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, in 1954 and moved to New York in 1976. In 1983 he abandoned painting and turned his attention to sculpture. Since 1979 he has had numerous exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad. He represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2001, and his work has been the subject of one-person museum exhibitions at such institutions as the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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