The Fall of the Studio: Artists at Work, W. Davidts & K. Paice (Eds)

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Published by Valiz/Antennae Series
249 pages
21 x 13.5 cm.
ISBN: 9789078088295

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The Fall of the Studio - Artists at Work is an original collection of essays on the role and significance of the artist’s studio in the art and art criticism of the second half of the twentieth century and the early twentyfirst century. This book questions the many assumptions underlying popular and international discussions of the so-called post-studio era. Instead of upholding the accepted wisdom or narrative that the artist's studio has fallen, it traces its shifting nature and identity in postwar art production and art crtisism, across media and geographies. The essays are devoted to artists at work, or to individual artists and their understanding and use of the place of work (Eva Hesse, Mark Rothko, Olafur Eliasson, Bruce Nauman, Robert Morris, Daniel Buren, Martin Kippenberger, Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades, Jan De Cock).


With contributions by
Wouter Davidts (VU University Amsterdam)
Julia Gelshorn (University of Zurich)
MaryJo Marks (School of Visual Arts New York)
Kim Paice (University of Cincinnati)
Kirsten Swenson (University of Nevada)
Morgan Thomas (University of Canterbury)
Philip Ursprung (University of Zurich)
Jon Wood (Henry Moore Institute Leeds)



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