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Golden, Thelma

Works: 90 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 8,850 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Curator, ard, wpr, win, wst
Classifications: N6512, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thelma Golden
Art 21 : art in the 21st century by Susan Sollins( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion book to Art for the Twenty-First Century, the first broadcast series for national television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States today
Bob Thompson by Thelma Golden( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fully illustrated volume, Thelma Golden, curator of the Whitney exhibition, and art historian Judith Wilson, the preeminent Thompson scholar who has been studying the artist's work for nearly two decades, examine the issues that surrounded Thompson's art in his own day and still resonate in ours. Golden discusses the formal aspects of the works, their influence on later black artists, and the vicissitudes of Thompson's career, while Wilson places Thompson within an art historical, cultural, and biographical context. Together, they offer a serious evaluation of his work, one that finally establishes Thompson's place among his contemporaries and in the larger history of American twentieth-century art
Black male : representations of masculinity in contemporary American art by Thelma Golden( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorna Simpson by Kellie Jones( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kara Walker : pictures from another time by Kara Elizabeth Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kara Walker creates vivid and shocking evocations, rooted in stereotypes, of an antebellum world that comments on the system of slavery and its continuing legacy in the American consciousness. In her choice of black cut-paper silhouettes, Walker takes a medium that was extremely fashionable in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as part of the neoclassical revival, when the silhouetted images on ancient Greek and Roman vases were emulated on such goods as Wedgwood ware. The silhouette was a parlor art practiced by genteel ladies and gentlemen, who created portraits, landscapes, and decorative motifs. There were also traveling silhouettists who took their craft around the country. The 18th- and 19th-century silhouette was also associated with the pseudo-science of physiognomy, which held that one could analyze psychological and racial types by studying profiles. Adopting the antiquated medium of the silhouette, Walker has turned it into a powerful force to evoke the complexities of the system of slavery, exploring themes of exploitation, accommodation, and complicity on the part of both the powerful and the oppressed. Pictures From Another Time is the first major publication on the work of this extraordinary artist. It includes nearly 70 examples of her work, including her silhouettes, prints, drawings, projected installations, and watercolors. Texts include an interview with the artist by curator Thelma Golden, Deputy Director of Programs at The Studio Museum in Harlem; and essays by literary critic Robert Reid-Pharr, Professor of English at the City University of New York and Annette Dixon, Curator of Western Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
Julie Mehretu : drawings by Julie Mehretu( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the most comprehensive consideration of her exquisite drawings, the fullness of Julie Mehretu's ideas and explorations of line and mark-making is considered." "A recent recipient of the highly prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant," Mehretu has captivated her audience with her ambitious works that include an array of symbols and motifs from a variety of sources, including Constructivist painting and sculpture, graffiti, and Chinese calligraphy painting, among others."--Jacket
Art 21 : art in the twenty-first century by Robert Storr( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion books to Art:21: art in the twenty-first century, the PBS series focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States today
Chris Ofili by Chris Ofili( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chris Ofili's intricately constructed works, combining beadlike dots of paint, collaged images from popular media, and elephant dung, create a unique iconography that marries African artistic and ritual practices with Western art historical traditions and contemporary hip-hop culture. This beautifully designed book, made in close collaboration with the artist, is the first to examine Ofili's artistic development and surveys his work in watercolor, graphite drawing, and sculpture. Literary and historical parallels from a formidable list of contributors explore the ways through which the artist has grasped his times with a palpable sense of history."--Jacket
Glenn Ligon : America by Scott Rothkopf( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American artist Glenn Ligon is best known for his text-based paintings, made since the late 1980s, which appropriate the writings of African-American authors such as James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison. This is an in-depth presentation of his art, including paintings, photography, sculptural installations, prints and drawings
Kehinde Wiley by Kehinde Wiley( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Known for his oversize paintings of contemporary African-Americans in heroic poses inspired by the great history and portrait painters of the past, Kehinde Wiley’s clever and ironic “reversals” have provided rich commentary on the nature of race and power in our society. His work began primarily from photographs he took of young men on the street in Harlem that he remixed with a fusion of historic painting styles, including elements of the French rococo. As rich visually as it is conceptually, Wiley’s work has drawn attention since his earliest shows in 2001. In the last decade, he has become one of the most important artists of the moment, with work as relevant and resonant to the hip-hop generation as it is to high-end collectors and major museums. This volume—the only comprehensive monograph on Wiley’s work—offers an in-depth understanding of this important artist’s work. It chronicles both the earliest paintings and photographs and his recent forays into sculpture—bust portraits in bronze in the manner of Renaissance artists."--Publisher description
Carrie Mae Weems : recent work, 1992-1998 by Carrie Mae Weems( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together for the first time five of this American photographer's most recent groups of work: the Sea Islands Series (1991-92), the Africa Series (1993), From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995-96), Who What When Where (1998), and Ritual & Revolution (1998). These series, which rely mostly of photography and include other media such as sculpture, are powerful expressions of Weem's provocative, complex, and often humorous social observations. They challenge us to rethink our culture and to question the extent of art's impact on society
TEDTalks : Thelma Golden - How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, talks through three recent shows that explore how art examines and redefines culture. The "post-black" artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture - and about the meaning of art itself
Gary Simmons by Gary Simmons( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1993 biennial exhibition by Whitney Museum of American Art( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freestyle( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenn Ligon : un/becoming by Glenn Ligon( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Parks : a Harlem family 1967 by Gordon Parks( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honours the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition catalogue is co-published by The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Gordon Parks Foundation and features approximately eighty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Gordon Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. A searing portrait of poverty in the United States, the Fontenelle photographs provide a view of Harlem through the narrative of a specific family at a particular moment in time
Charles Gaines : gridwork 1974-1989 by Naima J Keith( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem by Thelma Golden( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes a great exhibition? by Paula Marincola( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Rising attendance at museums and megashows plus increased press coverage in the age of the international biennial and blockbuster have translated into a growing interest in how exhibitions are made. The new art histories and the curatorial studies programs springing up across North America and Europe often deal with theoretical issues, yet one of the central questions of curatorial practice frequently remains unstated: What makes an exhibition great? In this bool, 14 essays by active curators and historians address the issue head on. Their perspectives on realizing high ideals in the face of budget constraints and various, sometimes conflicting, institutional and public imperatives provide pragmatic examples of thinking by doing and ways to address the public through that central nexus of art and audience: the exhibition. Focused on curating contemporary art, mainly American and European, What Makes a Great Exhibition? includes essays by the prolific curator Robert Storr on the plurality encompassed by the words "exbition" and "exhibition-maker"; Studio Museum in Harlem director and chief curator Thelma Golden on issues informing culturally specific exhibitions; Dia Foundation curator Lynne Cooke on firmly grounding rarified aims; Iowa Blazwick on a century of trailblazing at London's Whitechapel Art Gallery, where she is director; and Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Carlos Basualdo on the need to establish a meaningful critical context for international biennials. Other writers address such issues as the question of the didactic label; the nature of the "group" in group exhibitions; exhibiting design, video, and craft; as well as the way architecture can influence the nature of the exhibition it houses. What Makes a Great Exhibition? proposes carefully considered answers to numerous questions of practice even as it raises more questions about exhibition-making today." -- Solapa anterior
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Art 21 : art in the 21st centuryArt 21 : art in the twenty-first century
English (116)

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Bob ThompsonBlack male : representations of masculinity in contemporary American artLorna SimpsonKara Walker : pictures from another timeJulie Mehretu : drawingsArt 21 : art in the twenty-first centuryChris OfiliGlenn Ligon : America