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Brett, Guy

Works: 218 works in 517 publications in 7 languages and 6,556 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Collector, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Curator, wat, Interviewer, Interviewee, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Artist, win
Classifications: N6502.4, 709.809034
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Guy Brett
Art in Latin America : the modern era, 1820-1980 by Dawn Ades( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Latin American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, detailing the indigenous, colonial, post-colonial, and political influences
Mona Hatoum by Michael Archer( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in the Lebanon, Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum was exiled to London, where she has lived and worked since the mid 1970s and where, in 1995, she was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize. Through performance, video, sculpture and installation she creates architectonic spaces which relate to the body, language and the condition of exile. One of her most spellbinding and best known works is a video installation titled Corps etranger, where the spectator enters a small pavilion and takes a visual journey through all the orifices of the artist's body. Such works combine states of emotion and longing with the formal simplicity of Minimalism, creating powerful evocations of displacement, denial and otherness. Hatoum's many international exhibitions include the Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris (1994); her work tours extensively to museums throughout the United States in 1997." "The distinguished British critic Guy Brett, explores key themes around a sense of place, the body and communication which emerge from Hatoum's range of work. The artist describes a chronology of practice in conversation with Michael Archer, writer, curator and co-founder of London's Audio Arts sound archive. Catherine de Zegher makes a complex and provocative analysis of Recollection, a work she commissioned for a sixteenth-century beguinage. Hatoum has chosen a text by the influential Palestinian author Edward Said as well as a statement from the noted Italian post-war sculptor and performance artist, Piero Manzoni. The book also includes Hatoum's own notes, statements and previous interviews."--Jacket
Kinetic art by Guy Brett( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through our own eyes : popular art and modern history by Guy Brett( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcontinental : an investigation of reality : nine Latin American artists, Waltercio Caldas ... by Guy Brett( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cildo Meireles by Cildo Meireles( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles, born in 1948, has made some of the most politically telling and aesthetically seductive works in recent art. An important theme in the Brazilian postwar avant-garde, from which Meireles emerged at the end of the 1960s, was the relationship between the sensual and the cerebral, the body and the mind. Meireles, now acknowledged as a key instigator of international Conceptual art, has remained true to these concerns - and to a political and ethical viewpoint formed outside the cultures of plenty. At the same time, he has become a global artist, making work that deals with issues and experiences that affect us all - whatever our country of origin. Under the repressive military regime of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which controlled the Brazilian media, Meireles found different ways of reaching the public - stamping bank notes with seditious slogans and returning them into circulation, or stenciling Coke bottles with slogans before sending them back to the bottling plant. Other works play with the sense of space or scale, varying in size from that of a finger ring to an installation covering almost 750 square feet. His installations are always designed to heighten the awareness of his audience, sometimes by inducing fear, as in "Volatile" (1980/94), which includes the presence of a naked candle and the smell of natural gas. "Babel" (2001) is a contemporary take on the myth of the tower that confounded the world's languages." "Lavishly illustrated, this volume includes 10 short thematic essays by leading scholars - including Moacir dos Anjos, Guy Brett, Okwui Enwezor, Maaretta Jaukkuri, Bartomeu Mar', Lu Menezes, Suely Rolnik, Stnia Salzstein and Lynn Zelevansky - as well as previously unpublished commentaries on each work by the artist."--Jacket
Georges Vantongerloo : a longing for infinity : 3 November 2009-22 February 2010 by Georges Vantongerloo( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The catalogue is published on the occasion of the first individual exhibition of Georges Vantongerloo in Spain. The catalogue reveals the grounding of his work in the re-conceptualisation of pictorial and sculptural space that marked the abstract tendencies in art of the early 20th century. In the 1920s an important part of the Vantongerloo's investigation was centred on colour as physical and perceptive phenomenon. Later, Vantongerloo will conceive his works according to strictly geometric rules, algebraic afterwards, to turn, thus, into the founder of the mathematical thought in art in our epoch. Genuine pioneer in the abstract sculpture field, the artist will continue, after 1945, proposing peculiar versions of that kind of sculpture, abandoning all the reference to a built geometry, and opening to a subjective approach to the universe of cosmology."--Jacket
Juan Davila by Guy Brett( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Davila is an artist who believes in the possibility of effecting social change through art. Born in Chile, he moved to Australia in 1974. His art sets to counter indifference in the community and spark discourse on many issues in the international cultural and political landscape. His work has commented on the Australian political system, greed, capitalism, the oppression exerted by Western art history, the representation of sexuality and the treatment of marginalised people. This book features a selection of paintings, installations and works from the early 1970's to the early 2000's and includes essays and written commentary on key works
Carnival of perception : selected writings on art by Guy Brett( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploding galaxies : the art of David Medalla by Guy Brett( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oiticica in London by Hélio Oiticica( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutapa Biswas by Sutapa Biswas( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract Vaudeville : the work of Rose English by Guy Brett( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udgivet i forbindelse med udstilling Kunsthal Charlottenborg 19. september 2014-30.december 2014
Jord och frihet : Latinamerikansk konst 1830-1970 : Nationalmuseum, Moderna museet, Stockholm, 16 september-19 november 1989 by Dawn Ades( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in Swedish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remota : pinturas aeropostales = airmail paintings by Eugenio Dittborn( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Boshier : the Texas years by Derek Boshier( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugène Delacroix by Eugène Delacroix( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasant paintings from Hu county, Shensi province, China ; [catalogue] by Arts Council of Great Britain( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona Hatoum by Mona Hatoum( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Art in Latin America : the modern era, 1820-1980
Alternative Names
Guy Brett

English (172)

Swedish (8)

French (6)

German (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

Catalan (1)

Mona HatoumCildo MeirelesGeorges Vantongerloo : a longing for infinity : 3 November 2009-22 February 2010Juan DavilaCarnival of perception : selected writings on artExploding galaxies : the art of David MedallaOiticica in LondonSutapa Biswas