The explosion of rap music and the street culture from which it sprang have had an indelible influence on our lifestyle today. We see it in our language, fashion, advertising, role models, and most notably, our contemporary art. Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art examines this phenomenon as seen through the art of ten of the most exciting, innovative and diverse contemporary artists working in the 21st Century. Featuring a painting of an African-American male as the new art historical icon by Kehinde Wiley, a sequined, baroque image of the African-American woman by Mickalene Thomas, the Asian-influenced graffiti art of Gajin Fujita, and neighborhood women from a mural featured in New York's Times Square by Sofia Maldonado, among many other outstanding works, this fascinating book highlights how the new art of this Century reflects the influence of hip-hop culture and its undeniable mark on society at large.
Emit by Trenton Doyle Hancock (Artist); Matthew McLendon (Editor); Mark Murphy (Designed by, Executive Producer); Desiree Moore (Filmed by, Contribution by); Kale Roberts (Contribution by); J. Hill (Contribution by); The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Produced by); The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Assisted by)
Call Number: N 6537 .H3636 A4 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-18
Published on the occasion of the exhibition EMIT: What the Bringback Brought by Trenton Doyle Hancock, organized by Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Matthew McLendon, PhD and designed by Mark Murphy.Exhibition took place April 17--September 13, 2015In this new body of work, Hancock explicitly merges the highly complex narrative mythology he has elaborated in previous bodies of work with his biography, specifically his childhood love of the sci-fi and horror movies of the 1970s and 1980s.This 72 page book features drawings, photographs, film stills, sculptural objects, paintings, costume design and painting.
Toni Dove: Embodied Machines by Matthew McLendon; Christiane Paul; Erkki Huhtamo; George E. Lewis; Debra Bricker Balken; René Steinke
Call Number: N6537.D635 A4 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-28
This uniquely designed book presents the first survey of contemporary artist Toni Dove's pioneering work at the crossroads of performance, cinema, and virtual reality. Credited as one of the innovators of "interactive cinema," since the early 1990s, Toni Dove has created an oeuvre of "speculative technology" blending computer driven interactivity, live-mix performance and installation in projects which examine histories of consumer culture through evolving technologies. Dove's collaborative practice brings together visual artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, robotics engineers, computer programmers, musicians, actors, and writers-each at the vanguard of his or her own métier. Accompanying a major exhibition, this distinctively designed volume presents four of Dove's most notable works, including the debut of her newest work The Dress That Eats Souls, which exists at the forefront of computer and robotic technology.
Dangerous Women by Virginia Brilliant; Kimberly L. Dennis; Mary D. Garrard; Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: ND1460.W65 D36 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-09
The Old and New Testaments are full of compelling female characters: good wives and bad, courageous heroines, and deceptive - sometimes deadly - femmes fatales. Dangerous Women presents works from the rich holdings of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art that explore different artists' responses to the women of the Bible. Paintings by Pietro da Cortona, Francesco Cairo, and Fede Galizia and others stand as a reminder of how dangerous biblical women have continued to loom large in the modern imagination. These stories in this volume show how narratives of power are constructed, interpreted, and continue to evolve over the course of time. While some women saved their people, were paragons of virtue, or repented, others were purveyors of sin, harlots, and seductresses. Even if it was through their misbehaviour, all of these women - from Mary Magdalene, to Judith and Esther, to Salome and Potiphar's Wife - shaped biblical history.
Ai Weiwei: Circle of animals by Susan Delson
Call Number: NB1049.A4 A63 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-24
KEYNOTE: From its fascinating historical origins to its contemporary symbolic significance, every aspect of Ai Weiwei's beautiful and monumental work of art is explored in this illustrated volume that also guides readers through the highlights of the artist's career. From its fascinating historical origins to its contemporary symbolic significance, every aspect of Ai Weiwei's beautiful and monumental work of art is explored in this illustrated volume that also guides readers through the highlights of the artist's career. Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads features twelve large-scale bronze animal heads, each depicting a segment of the ancient Chinese zodiac. As a major work of public art, it is an extraordinary accomplishment in its own right. But as this book explains, the origins and motivation behind the piece are as compelling as the work itself. Ai Weiwei based the sculpture on a complex zodiac fountain that was built for an imperial retreat in eighteenth-century China. When the retreat was looted by European soldiers, the fountain's bronze animal heads were stolen--only seven of the twelve are known to survive. By reimagining the work Ai Weiwei confronts uncomfortable truths within Chinese and Western history. This book compares Ai Weiwei's work to the original zodiac heads; features interviews with Ai Weiwei conducted at various periods during the sculpture's development; offers a historical overview of the events surrounding the mountain's looting; and follows the trail of the original heads as they are sold and resold amidst political furor. The book tells the riveting story behind a highly acclaimed piece of modern art, while providing an introduction to one of our generation's most important artists.
Sun Xun by Anna Davis (author), Sun Xun (author), Hou Hanru (author)
Call Number: N7349.S8695 A4 2018
Publication Date: 2018
"Sun Xun (b. 1980, Fuxin, China) is one of China's most exciting young artists, best known for his stop-motion animations that are based on thousands of ink paintings, charcoal drawings and woodcuts. Containing very little dialogue, these hand-made films use combinations of image, sound and text to raise questions about what we perceive as truth interrogating the differences between official narratives presented by public agencies, politicians and the media - and more marginalised accounts that stem from ordinary people's experiences."
Exhibition Info: Sun Xun: Time Spy, Pavillion CFAA, Ends October 4, 2020
Exhibition: Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy by Howie Tsui
Location: CFAA Monda Gallery
Ends: November 29, 2020