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Enwezor, Okwui

Works: 271 works in 523 publications in 3 languages and 10,189 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Curator, Other, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: TR820.5, 779.092
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Lorna Simpson by Lorna Simpson( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lorna Simpson, which accompanies a major mid-career retrospective organized by the American Federation of Arts, offers a comprehensive examination of this artist's remarkable achievement over a period of more than twenty years of production. The works featured include examples of the artist's earliest photograph and text works, in which she introduces the basic elements of combining a figure whose body is often cropped or whose face is hidden from view with fragments of text that confound the viewer's expectations of narrative and identity. Simpson's illustrious career is charted up to the present with film and video installations from 1997 to 2004, as well as the artist's most recent photographs."--BOOK JACKET
Contemporary African art since 1980 by Okwui Enwezor( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[S]urvey of the work of contemporary African artists from diverse situations, locations, and generations who work either in or outside of Africa, but whose practices engage and occupy the social and cultural complexities of the continent since the past 30 years ... Organized in chronological order, the book covers all major artistic mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, installation, drawing, collage ... Presents examples of ... work by more than 160 African artists ... [I]ncludes Georges Adeagbo Tayo Adenaike, Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Kader Attia, Luis Basto, Candice Breitz, Moustapha Dimé, Marlene Dumas, Victor Ekpuk, Samuel Fosso, Jak Katarikawe, William Kentridge, Rachid Koraichi, Mona Mazouk, Julie Mehretu, Nandipha Mntambo, Hassan Musa, Donald Odita, Iba Ndiaye, Richard Onyango, Ibrahim El Salahi, Issa Samb, Cheri Samba, Ousmane Sembene, Yinka Shonibare, Barthelemy Toguo, Obiora Udechukwu, and Sue Williamson.--From publisher description
The short century : independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994 ( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In/sight : African photographers, 1940 to the present ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Snap judgments : new positions in contemporary African photography by Okwui Enwezor( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains work by Doa Aly, Lara Baladi, Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, Yto Barrada, Luis Basto, Zohra Bensemra, Zarina Bhimji, Mohamed Camara, Ali Chraïbi, Omar D., Depth of Field, Allan deSouza, Andrew Dosunmu, Hala Elkoussy, Theo Eshetu, Mamadou Gomis, Kay Hassan, Romuald Hazoumé, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Moshekwa Langa, Maha Maamoun, Boubacar Touré Mandémory, Zwelethu Mthethwa, James Muriuki, Lamia Naji, Otobong Nkanga, Jo Ratcliffe, Tracey Rose, Randa Shaath, Mikhael Subotzky, Sada Tangara, Guy Tillim, Michael Tsegaye, Hentie van der Merwe, and Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko
Reading the contemporary : African art from theory to the marketplace ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antinomies of art and culture : modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneity by Terry Smith( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of essays by art historians and cultural theorists on what it means for art to be contemporary in the wake of postmodernism
Archive fever : uses of the document in contemporary art by Okwui Enwezor( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Organised and written by renowned scholar and ICP adjunct curator Okwui Enwezor, 'Archive Fever' presents works by leading contemporary artists who use archival documents to rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss
María Magdalena Campos-Pons : everything is separated by water by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water is the first full-scale survey of the artist's career. The book's title, borrowed from one of her works, evokes the dangerous sea crossings faced by her enslaved ancestors from Africa and her Cuban contemporaries seeking greater freedom in America. The title also evokes a sense of dislocation felt when physical and geopolitical barriers divide family and friends, past and future." "Author Lisa D. Freiman considers how Campos-Pons's practice, which is predicated on concepts of separation, memory, and fragmentation, developed and transformed from her artistic training and early production in Cuba in the 1980s through her move to the United States in 1991 and her subsequent recognition as a major figure in the international art world. Okwui Enwezor interprets Campos-Pons's expressive materials - reassembled fragments of lost traditions and symbols, and memories of personal and collective history, religion, and mythology - within the context of post-colonial theory."--BOOK JACKET
Rise and fall of apartheid : photography and the bureaucracy of everyday life ( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Featuring some of the most iconic images of our time, this unique combination of photojournalism and commentary offers a probing and comprehensive exploration of the birth, evolution, and demise of apartheid in South Africa. Photographers played an important role in the documentation of apartheid, capturing the system's penetration of even the most mundane aspects of life in South Africa. Included in this vivid and compelling volume are works by photographers such as Eli Weinberg, Alf Kumalo, David Goldblatt, Peter Magubane, Ian Berry, and many others. Organized chronologically, it interweaves images and essays exploring the institutionalization of apartheid through the country's legal apparatus; the growing resistance in the 1950s; and the radicalization of the antiapartheid movement within South Africa and, later, throughout the world. Finally, the book investigates the fall of apartheid, including Mandela's return from exile. Far-reaching and exhaustively researched, this important book features more than 60 years of powerful photographic material that forms part of the historical record of South Africa"--Publisher's website
David Adjaye : making public buildings : specificity, customization, imbrication by David Adjaye( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Adjaye is one of the most sought-after architects of his generation. This book focuses on his built and planned public buildings, reproducing and analysing his designs and models in numerous colour illustrations
Documenta 11, platform 5 : exhibition, catalogue by Documenta( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documenta11 consisted of five platforms. The first four platforms addressed specific issues at different venues in cooperation with various partners. The exhibition in Kassel was the fifth platform. The publications for Documenta11 are published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. They are comprised of four volumes of the collected platform lectures, a commissioned study of urban conditions in Latin America (edited by Armando Silva), the exhibition catalog, a photo documentation of the exhibition, and a short guide to the exhibition
Zwelethu Mthethwa by Zwelethu Mthethwa( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since apartheid's fall in 1994, South African photography has exploded from the grip of censorship onto the world stage. A key figure in this movement is Zwelethu Mthethwa, whose internationally acclaimed work addresses the economic and political reality of present-day South Africa." "His stunning large-scale portaits often portray rural immigrants on the margins of South African cities, revealing the efforts of his subjects to maintain their cultural identities through their choices in clothing, and the decoration of their dwellings and places of worship. The artist's later work also addresses the evolving relationship of South Africa to neighboring nations and to the global context." "Working collaboratively with his subjects, Mthethwa employs a fresh approach marked by color and a dynamic exchange between the photographer and the photographed. His singular oeuvre challenges both traditional conventions of African commercial studio photography and Western documentary work, marking a transition away from the typical exoticized images that encapsulate what curator Okwui Enwezor describes as "afro-pessimism."" "This book, the artist's first monograph, provides an overview of his work to date."--Jacket
Events of the self : portraiture and social identity : contemporary African photography from the Walther Collection by Walther Collection( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home lands--land marks : contemporary art from South Africa by Tamar Garb( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Ruff : works 1979-2011 by Thomas Ruff( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Thomas Ruff (born in 1958), from the Becher class of internationally renowned photo artists, is a master of conceptual photography. His work, which contains neither narrative nor anecdotal moments and makes equal use of analog and digital production techniques, is an expression of a thoroughly scientific working method, which dissects its object, reassembles it and in so doing combines analysis and original creation. He became known in the 1980s with oversized and hyperrealist color portraits of his friends and fellow students at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. It was he who discovered the Diasec process for photography, a method borrowed from advertising of framing photographic prints and thus liberating the photograph from the ghetto of print cabinets. Since then, large-format photographic works have been proudly displayed on museum and gallery walls worldwide. [Title] presents selected photographs from all of the artist's series to date, starting with his small Interiors and large Portraits, to the starry skies and night shots, the nudes, recycled from pornographic material he found on the Internet, and abstract Substrates, to his stellar compositions based on astronomical photographs from ESO and NASA."--P [4] of cover
Life & afterlife in Benin ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Créolité and Creolization : Documenta 11P̲latform3 by Documenta (Exhibition)( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy unrealized : Documenta 11, Platform 1 by Documenta( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Enwezor, Okwuchukwu Emmanuel 1963-
Okwui Enwezor 1963-