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Biesenbach, Klaus

Works: 119 works in 362 publications in 4 languages and 4,464 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Video art  Directories  History  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Contributor, Curator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: N7253.A25, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Klaus Biesenbach
Most widely held works by Klaus Biesenbach
Marina Abramović : the artist is present by Marina Abramović( Recording )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work documents some of Abramovic's time and media based pieces from throughout her career. It looks at and discusses her live performance work, sound recordings, video pieces, installations and photographs
Henry Darger by Henry Darger( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at American master Henry Darger (1892-1972). Presents his art and an exploration of his complex role in the art of our time
Marina Abramović by Kristine Stiles( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early 1970's, Marina Abramovic has pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form, exploring her physical and emotional limits in some of the most iconic works in contemporary art. Her body is her primary subject and medium, from the early sound-based performances in her native Yugoslavia, to her collaborative works with German artists Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen), her videos exploring her Balkan heritage, and most recently her re-enactments of historical performances by fellow artists such as Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman and Valie Export
Yoko Ono : one woman show, 1960-1971 by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoko Ono : One Woman Show, 1960-1971' examines the beginnings of Ono's career, demonstrating her pioneering role in visual art, performance, and music during the 1960s and early 1970s. It begins in 1960, when Ono initiated a performance series with La Monte Young in her New York loft. Over the course of the decade, Ono earned international recognition, staging Cut Piece in Kyoto, Tokyo, New York, and London, and launching with John Lennon her global campaign 'WAR IS OVER! if you want it'. Ono returned to New York in the early 1970s and organized an unsanctioned 'one woman show' at MoMA. Over forty years later, the Museum presents its first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist's work. This accompanying publication features three essays that examine Ono's early years, and five sections organized chronologically to trace the evolution of Ono's artistic practice. Each chapter includes an introduction, artwork descriptions, primary documents, and a selection by the artist of her texts and instruction drawings."--Publisher's website
Into me/out of me by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into Me/Out of Me is about the imagined, descriptive and performative acts of passing into, through and out of the human body. This book focuses on the primordial relationship between the internal and the external metabolism (eating, drinking, excreting), reproduction (intercourse, birth), and violence (shooting, impaling, perforation). Into Me/Out of Me brings together explorations and visualizations of these three processes, which deal with the wet and the dry, the inner and the outer surfaces of the body, and the material world. Spanning over 40 years and featuring an international group of more than 130 artists, Into Me/Out of Me employs a wide range of media to illuminate the literal and metaphorical ways that humans interact with each other and material matter. These daily exchanges are presented within the frameworks of natural science, historical and mythological confrontations, ritualistic practices, and self-exploration."--Jacket
Video acts : single channel works from the collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico City : an exhibition about the exchange rates of bodies and values by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fassbinder : Berlin Alexanderplatz by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol : motion pictures by Andy Warhol( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharina Sieverding : close up by Katharina Sieverding( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greater New York 2010 by Greater New York( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Björk : mid-career retrospective with new commisioned piece for MoMA by Björk( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition is the product of the close collaboration between Björk and Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large and Director of MoMA PS1, to bring together a chronology of music, sounds, videos, objects, instruments, and costumes, which visualize and reflect the characteristics of the artist's main work-- her singing and composing"--Foreword
Francis Alÿs : a story of deception by Francis Alÿs( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an illustrated survey of Francis Alÿs's entire career. It includes interviews and essays by leading international writers. It also presents descriptions of Alÿs's work by the man himself, as well as responses from a wide range of critics and commentators
14 rooms( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zehn Gebote : eine Kunstausstellung ; 19. Juni - 5. Dezember 2004, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur Vorstellung des Terrors : die RAF-Ausstellung by Berlin> RAF-Ausstellung <2005( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political/Minimal by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Basel : year 45 by International Art Fair( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In celebration of Art Basel's 45th year, Art Basel : Year 45 retraces the 2014 editions of Art Basel's three fairs in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. The book has an A-to-Z format that maps the world of Art Basel with a comprehensive look at last year's shows, featuring interviews, essays and personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors, museum directors and other luminaries from the international artworld. As well as showcasing each of the 528 participating galleries in 2014, the publication offers the widening audience of art lovers a compilation of portfolios, interviews, and essays on contemporary art, and lists all exhibitors participating in the three exhibitions. It depicts works from the different shows' sectors, highlights events and talks, and gives artworld experts, curators, and collectors a platform for sharing their expertise, providing an immersive art experience for the reader. Among the authors and artists featured are Nadim Abbas, Harry Bellet, Klaus Biesenbach, Stuart Comer, Paula Cooper, Cosmin Costinas, Bice Curiger, Douglas Fogle, Alex Gartenfeld, Massimiliano Gioni, Hou Hanru, Yuko Hasegawa, Chrissie Iles, Joan Jonas, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Ruba Katrib, Chus Martinez, Ryan McNamara, Jessica Morgan, Carsten Nicolai, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Taiyana Pimentel, Sarah Thornton, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jane & Louise Wilson, Xu Zhen, and many others whose work contributed this year to the fairs on all three continents." -- Art Basel Website, viewed April 21, 2015
Nach Weimar by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in German and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christoph Schlingensief( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christoph Schlingensief was a filmmaker, theatre director, performance artist, author of audio plays, installation artist, musician, opera director, revelator, but first and foremost he was a creator of images. This catalogue provides an insight to his comprehensive work and includes essays and talks that highlight various aspects in Schlingensief's oeuvre while his fulminating iconography is reflected in an opulent image section
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Marina Abramović : the artist is present
Alternative Names
Klaus Biesenbach Duits kunsthistoricus

Klaus Biesenbach German art historian

Klaus Biesenbach historiador de l'art alemany

Klaus Biesenbach historiador del arte alemán

Klaus Biesenbach historien de l'art allemand


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Henry DargerMarina AbramovićInto me/out of meVideo acts : single channel works from the collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art TrustMexico City : an exhibition about the exchange rates of bodies and valuesFassbinder : Berlin AlexanderplatzAndy Warhol : motion picturesKatharina Sieverding : close up