Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin Gorgeously quiet in color and composition Agnes Martin s paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she in
  • Title: Agnes Martin
  • Author: Lynne Cooke Lynne Cooke Douglas Crimp Karen Kelly Kathryn A. Tuma Jonathan D. Katz Michael Newman
  • ISBN: 9780300151053
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Agnes Martin
    Gorgeously quiet in color and composition, Agnes Martin s paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she inspired Martin attributed her grid based works to metaphysical motivations, lending a serene complexity to her oeuvre that has defied any easy categorization Perhaps for thisGorgeously quiet in color and composition, Agnes Martin s paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she inspired Martin attributed her grid based works to metaphysical motivations, lending a serene complexity to her oeuvre that has defied any easy categorization Perhaps for this reason, critical and scholarly analysis of her paintings has been scarce until now This important new anthology brings together the most current scholarship on Martin s paintings by twelve multidisciplinary essayists who consider various aspects of the artist s four decade career Organized by Dia Art Foundation, whose extensive holdings of Martin s paintings and ambitions to support in depth research on the works are unparalleled, the publication brings renewed focus and energy to Martin s career and her contributions to the art historical narrative.
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  • Lynne Cooke Lynne Cooke Douglas Crimp Karen Kelly Kathryn A. Tuma Jonathan D. Katz Michael Newman

    Lynne Cooke is the Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Prior to her present position, she was the deputy director and chief curator at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 2008 to 2012 and the curator at the Dia Art Foundation 1991 to 2008 Born in Geelong, Australia, Cooke received her B.A from Melbourne University and an M.A and Ph.D in art history from the Courtauld Institute, University of London, and has taught and lectured regularly at the University College London, Syracuse University, Yale University, Columbia University, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College She was a co curator of the Venice Biennale in 1986, the Carnegie International in 1991, and was artistic director of the Biennale of Sydney in 1996.From 1979 to 1989, Cooke was a Lecturer in the History of Art Department at University College London, and prior to her move to the United States and appointment as curator at the Dia Art Foundation in 1991, Dr Cooke established herself during the mid 80s as a writer on contemporary artists of the period, including British sculptors Anish Kapoor and Bill Woodrow, and American artist Allan McCollum During her years at Dia, she has worked to bring greater recognition to women artists who contributed to the minimalist period, organizing exhibitions and publishing writings on Jo Baer, Louise Bourgeois, Bridget Riley, and Agnes Martin, among others and in addition to developing historical projects with artists of the established Dia collection, nearly all of whom are male and became prominent during the 1960s, she has organized significant exhibitions aimed at introducing European artists of the 1980s to the American public, such as Rosemarie Trockel, Katharina Fritsch, Juan Mu oz, and Thomas Sch tte.From the mid 1990s forward, Cooke has organized a number of exhibitions of younger American women artists, including Jessica Stockholder, Ann Hamilton, and Roni Horn, and worked on several projects with male artists all born outside of the United States In addition to her work at the Dia Center for the Arts, she has curated exhibitions at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol Whitechapel Art Gallery and Hayward Gallery, London Third Eye Center, Glasgow Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Tamayo Museum, Mexico and elsewhere In 2006, she was the recipient of the Award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and in 2007, she co curated the exhibition Richard Serra Sculpture Forty Years, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York She has written widely about contemporary art in exhibition catalogues and in Artforum, Artscribe, The Burlington Magazine, and Parkett, among other magazines from

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  • A rather fine book, though the essays sometimes pretzel themselves trying to force the plain spoken, even naive Martin into their pre existing conceptions, often missing, imho, the near unquantifiable poetry and power in the works My main carp is that, granted the huge lack in printed reproductive quality, the inclusion of only 32 color plates seems unnecessarily scant Sure, you re going to miss out on 90% of the experience anyway, but it would have been nice to have had as full a representation [...]



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