Mirror with a Memory
This publication takes the form of an illustrated reader containing new scholarship, original translations of historical texts, relevant case law, and commissioned artworks. Topics discussed in the book examine the history and present state of biometric, aerial, and behavioral surveillance, and how artists have used their work to expose and disrupt these systems. The reader will consist of contributions by authors including journalist Adrian Chen, scholar Joshua Ellenbogen, and curator Corey Keller. The publication will also feature extensive illustrations of work by artists such as Alphonse Bertillon, Harun Farocki, Eadward Muybridge, and Martha Rosler, alongside new commissions from Zach Blas, Mimi Onuoha, and Martine Syms.
ISBN: 978 0 88039 066 8; pages: 360; Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Art; Designer: Studio LHOOQ; Editor: David B. Olsen; Authors: Dan Leers and Taylor Fisch
White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes
Spanning four continents and six countries, this book introduces “new art landscapes” that fuse architecture, found structures, environmentalism, and artistic experimentation. Through words and pictures, readers explore six institutions—Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA; Stiftung Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany; Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan; Instituto Inhotim, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Jardín Botánico de Culiacán, Mexico; and Grand Traiano Art Complex, Grottaferrata, Italy—dedicated to the experience of culture and nature. Integrating vegetation and nonlinear sequences of spaces, the sites offer multiple experiences enticing the visitor to circulate between and within buildings. Architects under consideration include such established masters as Tadao Ando and Álvaro Siza Vieira as well as emerging practices such as Tatiana Bilbao and Johnston Marklee.
Edited by Raymund Ryan, with photographs by Iwan Baan and texts by Brian O’Doherty and Marc Treib. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, September 22, 2012 to January 13, 2013.
2012; hardcover; 120 pages; available from University of California Press; ISBN 978-0-520-27440-2
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism Collection Highlights
Carnegie Museum of Art’s impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, prints, and works on paper has never before been presented as a group. More than simply a selection of highlights, this handbook weaves together objects from the collection to tell the stories of these innovative movements and the groundbreaking artists behind them, including Manet, Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Matisse. More than 75 entries exploring nearly 100 objects are punctuated by brief artist biographies that highlight themes of friendship, influence, and artistic exchange. Close visual analyses are supplemented by contextual illustrations to illuminate the place of these masterworks within the lager story of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Particularly rich holdings of works by Bonnard, Cassatt, Degas, and Pissarro allow for an examination of the development of their art across media and over time.
Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 12 to August 26, 2012.
2012; softcover; 178 pages with 149 color and black-and-white illustrations; available from the CMOA Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-054-5
Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939
World’s fairs were the most important vehicles for debuting advancements in modern living. These renowned expositions were showcases and marketplaces for design on an international level, and they democratized design more than any previous forum. Accompanying a groundbreaking exhibition of decorative arts, Inventing the Modern World explores innovation and its effect on the creation of objects and modern life. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 examples of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and textiles from private and public collections, primarily in the US and Europe, many never before published.
Edited by Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter. Accompanied exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, April 14 to August 19, 2012; and Carnegie Museum of Art, October 13, 2012 to February 24, 2013.
2012; softcover and hardcover; 304 pages; available from Skira Rizzoli Publications Inc.; ISBN 978-0-88039-055-2