Published in conjunction with the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey
Curated by James Oles, Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art the Davis Museum and Senior Lecturer in the Art Department at Wellesley College
Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country complements the artist’s first major museum exhibition in the U.S. and offers an in-depth introduction to the artist’s work at mid-career. Baumgartner is best known for monumental woodcuts, handcarved prints that literally and conceptually expand the traditional boundaries of the medium beyond expectation. Leipzig-based artist Christiane Baumgartner (b. 1967) works at the intersection of old and new media to expand the conceptual and technical capacities of printmaking. Sourcing images from cinema and TV or from her own photographs and videos, she hand-carves woodcuts that defy convention and expectation. Often monumental in scale or undertaken in large series, the work is about speed and transmission, about human sight and its elusive capture, about cultural memory and modes of representation. Essays contextualise the work in relation to German printmaking and the Leipzig school; an interview with the artist surveys her praxis at mid-career.
Through a unique and stunning collection of paintings, sculpture, rare books, and works on paper, Divine Mirrors examines the complex relationship between sacred imagery and secular identity in the art of the Madonna
Editor: Hossein Amirsadeghi | ISBN-10: 050097697X | ISBN-13: 978-0500976975 | Long considered a bastion of creativity in the region, Iran is currently experiencing a remarkable artistic revival in the middle of the most challenging of circumstances. "Different Sames" catalogues this new movement, capturing its brilliance and creative energy. Packed with wonderful images, it is an important and lively compendium of thought provoking essays, historical context and profiles of the country's leading contemporary artists. Art changes the way we look at the world, and "Different Sames" is an attempt to explain today's Iranian art movement in this spirit.
Editor: Marilee Boyd Meyer | Published on February 1, 1997 | ISBN-10: 0810963418 | ISBN-13: 978-0810963412 | Fine craftsmanship and handiwork, originality in design, aesthetic purity, and honest use of materials in both decorative and utilitarian objects were the ideals embraced by Boston's Society of Arts and Crafts. This book celebrates the organization's centenary with splendid examples of metalwork, jewelry textiles, furniture, ceramics, photography, and more. 273 illustrations, 52 in color.