La Biennale di Venezia 50: Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer

La Biennale di Venezia 50: Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer
Library Shelf Location 16.VENI
Publication Date 2003
Description The exhibition catalogue of the 50th Venice Biennale: 250 artists, 63 foreign countries, Iran makes its debut, China comes, Mexico returns, technology takes a back seat, the great artists return, everything starts again from 1964… Dreams and Conflicts does not show political art, but rather a reflection on the politics of art. The book is divided into the following sections: Z.O.U. Zone of Urgency: Zones where artistic creation has accelerated powerfully in the last ten years: China, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, India. Individual Systems by Igor Zabel: Artists who use their own creative language to create a world of independent images as defence against the ideological aggression of society. The Structure of Survival by Carlos Basualdo: The ways in which artists and architects have reacted against the effects of the financial recessions and politics of structural adaptation in developing countries. Utopia Station by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija: Contemporary art as workshop and historic non-space. Conflit by Catherine David: The work of artists in areas of conflict, such as the Middle East and Central Asia, who must constantly redefine the limits and freedom of their creative work. The Everyday Altered by Gabriel Orozco: The new generation of artists working in Mexico and Cuba. Clandestines by Francesco Bonami: 30 young artists. Fault Lines by Gilane Tawardos: In association with the Forum Africa Contemporary Art. Delays and Revolutions by Francesco Bonami and Daniel Birnbaum: contemporary art as constant conflict between the avant-garde and tradition, experiment and ideal form. The Zone constructed by A12, by Massimiliano Gioni: A temporary building to house the work of young Italian artists.
ISBN 888491597X
Quantity 1
Pages 700 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30cm.
Editors Maria Luisa Frisa, Francesco Bonami
Format Paperback
Publisher Skira Editore
Category Annual/Biennial/Triennial...survey shows/events and competitions
Language English

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