Stock Image

Hans Haacke

Grasskamp, Walter

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0714843199 / ISBN 13: 9780714843193
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd
New Condition: New Soft cover
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 09 October 2009

Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 5

Buy New
List Price:
Price: 24.99 Convert Currency
Shipping: 0 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

An analysis of the vanguard artist's politically and formally trailblazing art. Num Pages: 160 pages, 120 colour, 30 b/w illustrations. BIC Classification: ACX; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 286 x 236 x 21. Weight in Grams: 1008. . 2004. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780714843193

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Hans Haacke

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

Born in Cologne in 1936 and based in New York since 1965, Haacke's strong political, cultural and social concerns are reflected in his installations, texts and sculptures. Throughout his fifty-year career Haacke has frequently changed the presentation of his art to get his message across. Often borrowing from non-art sources such as corporate advertising, questionnaires or scientific experimentation, Haacke is probably the most successful and best-known late twentieth-century artist to create a political art that manages to hit its mark with succinct elegance. Haacke sometimes works almost as a sleuth-like reporter, uncovering museum politics in his art. exhibitions. For example, his 1971 one-person show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was cancelled in response to his proposal to present the questionable real estate dealings of several New York companies. Though he began as a painter in the late 1950s, Hans Haacke soon began to make works such as Raintower (1962) which drew on natural energies and forces. Subsequent works, for example the opinion-based MOMA-Poll (1970), encouraged active audience participation. The artist is particularly admired for his research into the art world's hidden economies and politics, as well as into repressed histories of places and people. Bevolkerung [To The Population, 1999]) have often drawn immense controversy. Haacke is a unique figure in post-war art, and his work has touched on such diverse movements as Conceptual, Pop, Minimal and Land art. His integrity as well as the formal innovations of his art have proven hugely influential for many generations of contemporary artists. Haacke has presented solo exhibitions in such museums as the Tate Gallery, London (1984); the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and tour (1986); and the Musee nationale d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1989), among others. Haacke has participated in such landmark group exhibitions as 'When Attitudes Become Form', Kunsthalle Bern, and tour (1969), and 'Information' at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1970). He has been featured in four Documentas, Kassel (1972, 1982, 1987 and 1997), both 'Skulptur. Projekte in Munster' exhibitions (1987 and 1997), and three Venice Biennales (1976, 1978 and 1993).

About the Author:

Hans Haacke was born in 1936 in Cologne and has lived in New York since 1965. His work is in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Tate Modern and the Stedlijk Museum, and has been exhibited in several Documentas, as well as the Whitney Biennial.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to books@kennys.ie,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express