Documents of Contemporary Art Self-study display, Llandaff Library.
A new Self-study display comes to the top floor of Llandaff Library: Documents of Contemporary Art from Whitechapel Gallery is an acclaimed series of anthologies documenting major themes and ideas in contemporary art.
The books will be on display until Monday 9th November and records for them can be found on the Library Catalogue.
“In recent decades artists have progressively expanded the boundaries of art as they have sought to engage with an increasingly pluralistic environment. Teaching, curating and understanding of art and visual culture are likewise no longer grounded in traditional aesthetics but centred on significant ideas, topics and themes ranging from the everyday to the uncanny, the psychoanalytical to the political.
The Documents of Contemporary Art series emerges from this context. Each volume focuses on a specific subject or body of writing that has been of key influence in contemporary art internationally. Edited and introduced by a scholar, artist, critic or curator, each of these source books provides access to a plurality of voices and perspectives defining a significant theme or tendency.” Text taken from inside cover.
The new books on display at Howard Gardens profile individual artist practise. This collection of new and exciting publications supply both textual and visual explorations of the artists’ work.
The artists include Ana Mendieta, Mike Kelly, Francesca Woodman, Grayson Perry, James Turrel and Sarah Morris.
Katsuhiro Yamaguchi : Imaginarium, 11 September-26 October 2013
Tony Cragg / a cura di = edited by Guido Comis, Marco Francioli
Sarah Morris, bye bye Brazil
Thomas Ruff : works 1979-2011
The vanity of small differences / Grayson Perry
Tracks : walking the ancient landscapes of britain / by Philip Hughes
Robert Motherwell : early collages
Kelley, Mike, 1954-2012
Ana Mendieta, traces
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011 . – New sculpture
Lun Tuchnowski : shifting identities, 11 July-30 August 2013
The skater / Wendy McMurdo
Anselm Kiefer : il mistero delle cattedrali
Tomak – Introspective
Robert Smithson – art in continual movement : a contemporary reading : model
Winifred Nicholson : music of colour
Sturtevant, Elaine . – Finite infinite
Warrell, Ian . – Turner’s secret sketches
Gerhard Richter : Atlas : the reader
Double take : portraits from the Keith Medley archive
Francesca Woodman : the Roman years between flesh and films
The current self-study display explores notions of spirituality, shamanism, and ritual within art. The selected books a just a taste of the expansive range of literature on this subject available in the library. The areas covered include Icons, African and Asian shrines, Blasphemy, Islamic art and shamanism. A small selection of contemporary artist are highlighted reflecting the diversity of response to this subject
Journey to the lower world
Journey to the lower world: a shamanic performance by Marcus Coates after a traditional Siberian Yakut ritual for the residents of Sheil Park, Liverpool, in January 2003.
The list of other books on the self study display can be seen below.
Shaker : life, work, and art
Beyond belief : modern art and the religious imagination
Medium religion : faith, geopolitics, art
Blasphemy : art that offends
On the strange place of religion in contemporary art
Pathway icons : the wayside art of India
Exploring the invisible : art, science, and the spiritual
Creative spirituality : the way of the artist
Zen and the art of pottery
Concerning the spiritual in art
Technicians of ecstasy : Shamanism and the modern artist
The return of religion and other myths : a critical reader in contemporary art
Islamic art and spirituality
Brick Testament : The Ten Commandments
Eretica : the transcendent and the profane in contemporary art
Face of the Gods : art and altars of Africa and the African Americas
Felt : Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama
Reasons for knocking at an empty house : writings 1973-1994
The books on the current self-study display in Howard Gardens library all feature maps in various guises. They are on display until Wednesday 27th November, after which time they can be borrowed – or you may wish to use the library catalogue to reserve a copy.
Map of the world, from a manuscript of a Commentary on the Apocalypse, written c.787 and copied c.1109 in the Monastery of Silos, Burgos, Spain (litho)
The image is from Bridgeman Education which is a complete visual resource offering over 530,000 digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use.
There’s just one more day left to see the Self-Study Display in Howard Gardens Library which features many different aspects of Berlin. There is a selection of books, journals and DVDs on topics such architecture, art, culture, history, politics, modernism & museums. These can be seen on display until 15th February when they will be available to borrow. Here’s the list of titles – just follow the link to take you to the library catalogue – where the books and DVDs can be reserved.
5X Berlin by Cyan, ATAK, Anschlaege et.al.. Berlin: A Guide to Recent Architecture by Duane Phillips Berlin Art Now by Mark Gisbourne; photographs by Jim Rakete Berlin in the Twenties: Art and Culture, 1918-1933 by Rainer Metzger Berlin Modernism by Alfred Englert Berlin: The Politics of Order, 1737-1989 Jewish Museum: Berlin by Daniel Libeskind Making of Alex: Berlin Alexanderplatz. Urban Art Stories Olaf Metzel, Gerd Rohling, Ina Barfuss, Thomas Wachweger: Berlin Rainer Fetting, Berlin The New Berlin: Memory, Politics, Place by Karen E. Till Urban Art Photography by Jurgen Grosse The Berlin Secession: Modernism and its Enemies in Imperial Germany DVDs: Berlin Alexanderplatz. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Olympic Architecture: After the Circus Leaves Town