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The Resource 33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton

33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton

Label
33 artists in 3 acts
Title
33 artists in 3 acts
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Thornton
Title variation
Thirty-three artists in three acts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? In three richly interlinked but distinct 'acts' - politics, kinship and craft - Sarah Thornton compares and contrasts answers to the simple but profound question: what is an artist? '33 artists in 3 acts' draws on hundreds of personal encounters with the world's most important artists, to ask what it means to be making artworks in different parts of the world today. With Thornton as expert guide and trusted insider, we have unprecedented access to the lives of the artists, from late-night Skype chats with Ai Weiwei to taxi rides with Maurizio Cattelan on the way to and from the show that announces his death. We join Thornton as she rummages through artists' studios, homes and solo shows, inquiring about everything from their bank accounts to their bedrooms. The result is a series of cinematic experiences, which juxtapose artists in thought-provoking ways, and build up narratives that end with epiphanies. '33 artists in 3 acts' is a generational touchstone, a powerful triptych and gripping anti-monograph about truth, integrity, credibility and recognition. Essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary art, this masterful act of storytelling will also delight any reader seeking to understand creative lives
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornton, Sarah
Dewey number
709.22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Art, Modern
  • Artists
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
Label
33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Act I. Politics. Scenes 1 to 17, featuring (in order of appearance) Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Gabriel Orozco, Eugenio Dittborn, Lu Qing, Zeng Fanzhi, Wangechi Mutu, Kutlug Ataman, Tammy Rae Carland, and Martha Rosler -- Act II. Kinship. Scenes 1 to 10, featuring Elmgreen & Dragset, Maurizio Cattelan, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, Francis Alys, Cindy Sherman, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, Francesco Bonami, Grace Dunham, Lena Dunham, Rashid Johnson, and Massimiliano Gioni -- Act III. Craft. Scenes 1 to 16, featuring Damien Hirst, Andrea Fraser, Jack Bankowsky, Christian Marclay, Marina Abramovic, Grayson Perry, Yayoi Kusama, Cady Noland, Gabriel Orozco, Beatriz Milhazes, and Isaac Julien
Control code
000053730598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847089052
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014026823
Other control number
YBP11608902
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)885451488
Label
33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Act I. Politics. Scenes 1 to 17, featuring (in order of appearance) Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Gabriel Orozco, Eugenio Dittborn, Lu Qing, Zeng Fanzhi, Wangechi Mutu, Kutlug Ataman, Tammy Rae Carland, and Martha Rosler -- Act II. Kinship. Scenes 1 to 10, featuring Elmgreen & Dragset, Maurizio Cattelan, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, Francis Alys, Cindy Sherman, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, Francesco Bonami, Grace Dunham, Lena Dunham, Rashid Johnson, and Massimiliano Gioni -- Act III. Craft. Scenes 1 to 16, featuring Damien Hirst, Andrea Fraser, Jack Bankowsky, Christian Marclay, Marina Abramovic, Grayson Perry, Yayoi Kusama, Cady Noland, Gabriel Orozco, Beatriz Milhazes, and Isaac Julien
Control code
000053730598
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847089052
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014026823
Other control number
YBP11608902
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)885451488

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