Conrad Atkinson: Landescapes

Conrad Atkinson: Landescapes
Library Shelf Location 18.ATKI
Publication Date 2006
Description From Britain's most influential political artist, comes this review of his landscape work. More than 30 years after his leap to the forefront of the art world with the watershed exhibition "Strike at Brannans" at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, Conrad Atkinson is rightly regarded as one of Britain's most important living artists and one of the most influential political artists working anywhere today. His forging together of conceptualism and activism makes his work a vital contribution to contemporary art history and practice. While widely exhibited and collected (and represented, for example, in the collections of the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Museum, the Australian National Gallery, the Pushkin Museum and the Museum of Modern Art) Atkinson's work, unlike that of his peers and disciples, has not until now been represented in print to the extent it deserves. In the first of what is planned to be a complete series of publications on the various aspects of Conrad Atkinson's career, "Conrad Atkinson Landscapes" is a review of his work relating specifically to landscape, and is published in response to the inclusion of his early massive masterwork, "For Wordsworth, For West Cumbria", as one of the centerpieces of "A Picture of Britain", a recent major exhibition on British landscape at the Tate Gallery. The book includes an essay by Richard Cork, chief art critic of the "London Times", an interview with Antony Hudek of the Courtauld Institute, and original writings by Conrad Atkinson. It is a testament to a modern-day master of technique and commentary, in whose concept of landscape is revealed a radical strain informed by acute sensibility to human suffering as a result of political and commercial manipulation.
ISBN 0977297101
Quantity 1
Pages 104 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 27 cm.
Authors Richard Cork, Antony Hudek
Formats DVD, Paperback
Publisher John Isaacs Books
Related Artist Conrad Atkinson
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Political art
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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