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Rizzoli International Publications
01 November 2018
Art & design styles: from c 1960; Sculpture; Individual artists, art monographs
MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Tara Donovan's otherworldly sculptures have transfixed audiences for over a decade - taking mundane materials and through clever craftsmanship, ingenuity, and repeated manipulation, the artist builds large-scale works made of rubber bands, plastic tubing, and paper plates into objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material. This volume - which accompanies a major retrospective - features an expansive selection of her most impressive and important works to date, spanning 10 years. Curator Nora Burnett Abrams, along with a several other leading scholars of contemporary art, consider critical issues around this important artist work: issues related to labor and process, and the interplay between ethereality and monumentality, among other key themes. The book looks at several major bodies of work realised in different formats and different settings, affording the reader a glimpse into the important themes and visual languages the artist continuously explores. The book will also consider, importantly for the first time, the artist's sculptural wall works which shed light on her distinct and varied practice.
By:   Nora Burnett Abrams
Contributions by:   Giuliana Bruno (Graduate School of Design Harvard University Cambridge MA USA), Jenni Sorkin
Imprint:   Rizzoli International Publications
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 229mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9780847862924
ISBN 10:   0847862925
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nora Burnett Abrams, PhD, is curator at MCA Denver. She has organised solo exhibitions of Paul Sietsema, Ryan McGinley, and Adrian Ghenie, and major group shows such as Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art. Prior to MCA Denver, she worked at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University. Andrea Andersson is Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans. Giuliana Bruno is the Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Tara Donovan (b. 1969, New York) creates large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. Donovan's many accolades include the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant (2008); and first annual Calder Prize (2005), among others. For over a decade, numerous museums have mounted solo exhibitions of Donovan's work including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2007-08), UCLA Hammer Museum (2004), and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1999-2000). Donovan's first European exhibition was presented in 2013 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark, and traveled to the Arp Museum Bahnhof, Remagen, Germany.

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