Paul McCarthy

Rugoff, Ralph

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ISBN: 9780714868936, 240 blz., May 2016, Engels UITVERKOCHT!

Uitgever: Phaidon

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Los-Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy (b.1945) creates Disneyesque installations, sculptures of animal/vegetable/human hybrids and slapstick performances in a purge of a national subconscious. The psycho-sexual desires and anxieties induced by the media and the built environment of contemporary America emerge in his collisions of plastic prosthetic limbs and condiments that stand in for bodily fluids.

These works have been variously deployed: through live actions, often documented on video, and more recently in outsized figures and artificial rural environments, combined in overtly sexual ways. McCarthy's work echoes that of European artists such as Joseph Beuys or the Viennese Aktionistes, but gives 'action art' a postmodern twist.

This new revised and expanded edition includes contributions by luminaries such as Kristine Stiles, Ralph Rugoff, Massimiliano Gioni and Robert Storr.

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over de schrijver(s)Ralph Rugoff is Director of London’s Hayward Gallery and Artistic Director of the 13th Lyon Biennale.

Kristine Stiles is Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and has contributed to numerous books on art.

Robert Storr is Dean of the School of Art at Yale University. Former Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, he directed the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.

Massimiliano Gioni is Artistic Director at the New Museum, New York, and Artistic Director at Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan. In 2013 he directed the 55th Venice Biennale.

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