Making Art Work: Mike Smith Studio

Making Art Work: Mike Smith Studio
Library Shelf Location 21.CELA
Publication Date 2003
Description In the 15th century the ideas of the great Renaissance artists required the attentions of engineers and artisans to construct and explain the dynamics of their ambitious works. Leonardo da Vinci's helicopter was built in a studio; very probably his submarine was also built. Today that endeavour and enquiry is represented by Mike Smith, whose studio in the Old Kent Road in London furnishes the architecture for the most pressing installations and sculptures of young British artists. He is the carborundum that enables the best artists working in Britain today to realize their work - Rachel Whiteread's monument in Trafalgar Square is a testament to his work. The painter Patsy Craig has unravelled the activities of the Mike Smith Studios, including the symbiosis of the studio with the process of creation of such artists as Damien Hirst, Mona Hatoum, Keith Tyson, Darren Almond and Mark Wallinger. She has collected from the Studio's archives, along with the detritus, the correspondence, notes, ideas, failures and successes of these and other artists at the studio. They are a diary and vade mecum of the construction of a significant theory in current British art. It is an assembly of the very templates of the thinking, design and creation of art in Britain today.
ISBN 1904563066
Quantity 1
Pages 528
Editor red@zioni
Authors Patsy Craig, Germano Celant
Format Paperback
Publisher Trolley Ltd
Related Artists Alex Hartley, Angela de la Cruz, Cerith Wyn Evans, Darren Almond, Doug Aitken, Gavin Turk, Jake and Dinos Chapman, John Latham, Keith Tyson, Michael Landy, Mona Hatoum, Rachel Whiteread, Anya Gallaccio, Michael Joo, Abigail Lane, Marcus Taylor, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Mike Smith, Mark Wallinger, Tania Kovats
Category Sculpture
Language English

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