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When Humour Becomes Painful

When Humour Becomes Painful Description:

From Dada to Fluxus through Sensation to today humor is at the heart of much of the most beloved and least comfortable art out there Humor s ambivalence its ability to shift between the utopian and the destructive and its refusal of absolute values distinguish many of those twentieth century movements that continue to exert an influence This catalogue of work from more than artists including Bruce Nauman and Jake amp Dinos Chapman parses humor s mechanisms in works that seduce us with a laugh and then stop us in our tracks with more painful or uncomfortable themes Deconstructions of the male artist persona by Vito Acconci and Jurgen Klauke use wit to confront taboos head on which connects them with the more recent work of John Bock and Klara Liden Among classic pieces included are Joseph Beuys s Capri Batterie and George Maciunas s Flux Smile Machine

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Anja Ganster: Entlang der Krummung - Alongside The Curvature, Malerei - Painting 2000-2009

Anja Ganster: Entlang der Krummung - Alongside The Curvature, Malerei - Painting 2000-2009 Description:

Light is Anja Ganster s central theme her paintings of deserted spaces are a quest for sensation in which patterns of shadow and color are intensified into atmospheric images that verge on the abstract dissolving into pure light phenomena In i Along the Curvature i Ganster traces these relationships across four themes the substance of light transitory spaces the everyday and landscapes

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

Todd Graeme - Space Is Deep

Todd Graeme - Space Is Deep Description:

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Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Alf Lohr: Abstraction

Alf Lohr: Abstraction Description:

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Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Roger Hiorns

Roger Hiorns Description:

This volume documents British artist Roger Hiorns born largest show to date at Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt and Galerie Rudolfinum Hiorns installations and sculptures generate and fill gaps between disparate ideas between construction and destruction theology and technology temporariness and performance authoritarian control and spontaneity

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Kirsi Mikkola

Kirsi Mikkola Description:

Finnish artist Kirsi Mikkola born constructs her exuberant colorful abstractions using strips and sheets of paper instead of paint arranging them side by side or in layers in explosive proliferative compositions of texture and color This volume compiles works from to

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Yesterday Will Be Better: Taking Memory Into the Future

Yesterday Will Be Better: Taking Memory Into the Future Description:

Borrowing its title from a George Brecht aphorism i Yesterday Will Be Better i examines a recent upsurge in the use of mnemonics in art Among the artists drawing on such devices are Pierre Bismuth Simon Dybbroe Moller Hans Peter Feldmann Cyprien Gaillard Douglas Gordon Alexander Heim Susan Hiller Oskar Munoz Lorna Simpson Fiona Tan and Adam Thompson

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde Description:

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Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Blizzard Seventy-Seven

Blizzard Seventy-Seven Description:

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Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Lutz & Guggisberg

Lutz & Guggisberg Description:

The Zurich installation artists Lutz and Guggisberg compile objects pictures and videos with such relish that they trigger atmospheric change wherever their work is exhibited This richly illustrated catalogue documents two recent and related European shows comprised of labyrinthine show jumping courses that make the observer part of the artwork

Rating: 3.46 out of 5