Zentrum Paul Klee (2)

Chinese Whispers: Recent Art of the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections

ISBN: 9783791355252

Authors: Kunstmuseum Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee, Kathleen Bühler    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Spanning forty years and bringing together works by artists such as Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Fang Lijun, this volume follows the development of contemporary art ...


Spanning forty years and bringing together works by artists such as Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Fang Lijun, this volume follows the development of contemporary art in China in the new millennium. Focusing on recent acquisitions of the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections, the book examines them through the prism of cultural globalization and cultural homogeneity. For the younger generation of artists presented in this book, a global art market and global network are part of the norm and their work reflects these conditions. At the same time, Chinese art is now an established entity in contemporary art, and many Chinese artists are exploring what is specifically "Chinese" in their work and turning to the traditions of the past. This groundbreaking volume unfolds a new panorama of Chinese art and assesses how attitudes toward Chinese contemporary art have evolved.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 190 x 280 mm


$150.00
Ten Americans : After Paul Klee

ISBN: 9783791356655

Author: Zentrum Paul Klee    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Critics have traditionally confined Paul Klee’s contribution to American art as one of “spirit,” and limited to the works of the New York School and other...


Critics have traditionally confined Paul Klee’s contribution to American art as one of “spirit,” and limited to the works of the New York School and other Abstract Expressionist painters. In fact, Klee’s influence on American art is more expansive, as illustrated in this study of ten artists who, through their use of automatic drawing, color field painting, symbols, and pictographs, reveal how Klee’s theories and artistic methods contributed to the history of post-war American art. The ten artists explored include familiar names, such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Mark Tobey, Gene Davis, and Kenneth Noland, as well as lesser-known artists William Baziotes, Norman Lewis, Theodore Stamos, and Bradley Walker Tomlin. The richly-illustrated book features essays exploring Klee’s legacy among various schools of American art and a chronology illustrates where and how American artists learned about Klee. It also includes a profile of each artist and their connections to Klee, followed by exquisite reproductions of their works.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$140.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2017
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