Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing par Glenn Adamson, Julia Bryan-Wilson

October 17, 2018

Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing par Glenn Adamson, Julia Bryan-Wilson

Titre de livre: Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

Auteur: Glenn Adamson, Julia Bryan-Wilson

ISBN: 0500239339

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Today’s artists have an unprecedented level of choice with regard to materials and methods available to them, yet the processes involved in making artworks are rarely addressed in books or exhibitions on art. Here, Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson argue that the materials and methods used to make artworks hold the key to artists’ motivations, their attitudes to authorship, uniqueness and the value of objects, the economic and social contexts from which they emerge, and their approach to the perceived opposition between materiality and conceptualism in art. The book’s introduction sets out a history of trends in artistic production and the possible catalysts for the proliferation of production strategies since the mid-twentieth century, followed by nine chapters that explore different methods and media. Detailed examples are interwoven with the discussion, including visuals that reveal the intricacies of each technique or material and its overall effect when presented as an artwork. Artists featured include Ai Weiwei, Ron Arad, Chris Burden, Katharina Fritsch, Isa Genzken, Jeff Koons, Los Carpinteros, Haroon Mirza, Takashi Murakami, Gerhard Richter, Doris Salcedo and Santiago Sierra

Review
Full of very good surprises, unusual suspects and unexpected perspectives ... illuminating and thought-provoking. --We Make Money Not Art

well-illustrated and readable … after reading this book I won't ever look at an artwork in the same way again. --Crafts magazine

'Thought-provoking' --Crafts Magazine


Glenn Adamsonis the Nanette L Laitman Director, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and is the author of The Craft Reader, Thinking Through Craft, and The Invention of Craft.

Julia Bryan-Wilson is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and her writing has appeared in Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Artforum, Oxford Art Journal, and other venues.