Hans Haacke

Hans Haacke
Library Shelf Location 18.HAAC
Publication Date 2004
Description Born in Cologne in 1936 and based in New York since 1965, Haacke’s strong political, cultural and social concerns are reflected in his installations, texts and sculptures. Throughout his fifty-year career Haacke has frequently changed the presentation of his art to get his message across. Often borrowing from non-art sources such as corporate advertising, questionnaires or scientific experimentation, Haacke is probably the most successful and best-known late twentieth-century artist to create a political art that manages to hit its mark with succinct elegance. Haacke sometimes works almost as a sleuth-like reporter, uncovering museum politics in his art. This practice has famously led on occasion to museum officials cancelling his exhibitions. For example, his 1971 one-person show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was cancelled in response to his proposal to present the questionable real estate dealings of several New York companies.
ISBN 0714843199
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Authors Molly Nesbit, Walter Grasskamp, Jon Bird
Format Paperback
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd, London
Related Artist Hans Haacke
Categories Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Political art, Sociology, Activism
Artist's Nationality German
Language English

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