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Spector, Nancy

Works: 139 works in 534 publications in 6 languages and 9,853 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Diaries  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Other, Creator, wat, Curator, Author of introduction, Director, Contributor, cbt, Moderator, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: N6487.N4, 709.2
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Most widely held works about Nancy Spector
Most widely held works by Nancy Spector
Matthew Barney : the Cremaster cycle by Matthew Barney( Book )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CREMASTER 1 (1995) is a musical revue performed on the blue Astroturf playing field of Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho - Barney's hometown. CREMASTER 2 (1999) is rendered as a gothic Western that introduces conflict into the system. On the biological level it corresponds to the phase of fetal development during which sexual division begins. CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. CREMASTER 4 (1994) adheres most closely to the project's biological model. This penultimate episode describes the system's onward rush toward descension despite its resistance to division. The logo for this chapter is the Manx triskelion - three identical armored legs revolving around a central axis. Set on the Isle of Man, the film absorbs the island's folklore as well as its more recent incarnation as host to the Tourist Trophy motorcycle race. When total descension is finally attained in CREMASTER 5 (1997), it is envisioned as a tragic love story set in the romantic dreamscape of late-nineteenth-Century Budapest. The film is cast in the shape of a lyric opera. Biological metaphors shifted form to inhabit emotional states - longing and despair - that become musical leitmotivs in the orchestral score. The opera's primary characters - the Queen of Chain (played by Ursula Andress) and her Diva, Magician, and Giant (all played by Barney) - enact collectively the final release promised by the project as a whole
Guggenheim Museum collection A to Z by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised, expanded, and completely redesigned, this new edition of the Guggenheim Museum's popular guide to its New York collection is a beautifully produced volume, not only a handy overview of the museum's holdings but a concise, engaging primer on 20th-century art." "Organized alphabetically the book consists of entries on more than 250 of the most important paintings, sculptures, and other artworks in the collection by artists from Marina Abramovic to Gilberto Zorio. Also included are definitions of key terms and concepts of Modern art, from "Action" to "Non-Objective" and beyond." "The Guggenheim Museum Collection is beloved for its wealth of masterpieces by leading Modern artists, such as Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, and Pablo Picasso. Reflecting the recent growth in the collection, this 2001 edition includes new entries on such artists as Matthew Barney, Robert Gober, Ann Hamilton, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Cindy Sherman, among others. The text is by the museum's curators as well as prominent authors and scholars, including Dore Ashton, Gary Garrels, and Rosalind Krauss."--Jacket
Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacup by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix Gonzalez-Torres by Nancy Spector( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things I have learned in my life so far by Stefan Sagmeister( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book began as a list designer Stefan Sagmeister made in his diary under the title Things I have learned in my life so far, which includes statements such as "Worrying solves nothing" and "Trying to look good limits my life." The list reveals something that is profoundly true: Although human beings have been pursuing happiness for countless generations, it is not so easily achieved. And we need constant reminders to keep us on the right path. With the support of his clients, Sagmeister transformed these sentences into typographic works, from billboards in France to sign-toting inflatable monkeys on the streets of Scotland. Accompanied by essays from design historian Steven Heller, Guggenheim chief curator Nancy Spector, and UK psychologist Daniel Nettle, as well as Sagmeister's own words, the series is revealed as a complex blend of personal revelation, art, and design--an eclectic mix of visual audacity and sound advice. This book consists of 15 unbound signatures in a laser-cut slipcase. Shuffling the sequence of the signatures will produce 15 different covers."--Product description
Richard Prince by Nancy Spector( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rrose is a rrose is a rrose : gender performance in photography by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalog of an exhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum contains pictures in which the gender of the subjects is highlighted through performance for the camera and technical manipulation of the image. It includes six essays on issues such as surrealist ambiguity, the exhibitionist body art of the 1970s, 'queer theory' and 'queer reality', and the fluidity of gender identity. Features work by Cecil Beaton, Brassa', Claude Cahun, Marcel Duchamp, Hannah Hach, Man Ray, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Messager, Yasumasa Morimura, Catherine Opie, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, Inez van Lamsweerde and Andy Warhol
Sugimoto : portraits by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is renowned for his elegant photographic series of seascapes, theaters, museum dioramas, and Buddhist statuary. His new series presents life-size, black-and-white portraits of historical figures - Henry VIII and each of his wives, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, Oscar Wilde, and Emperor Hirohito, among others - photographed in wax museums, isolated against black backgrounds, and dramatically lit so as to create haunting Rembrandtesque images. The series, which also includes a 25-foot, five-panel photograph of a wax effigy of Leonardo's Last Supper, emulates the grand tradition of portraiture and recalls the wax figures' sources in famous paintings by Holbein, David, Van Dyck, and Vermeer."--Jacket
Luc Tuymans by Ulrich Loock( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artists who emerged in the late 1980s. His work fuses the traditions of Old Master Flemish and Spanish genre painting with a late 20th century sensibility. Ulrich Loock uses Tuymans' installation of exhibitions as a way of mapping key themes. Juan Vicente Aliaga reveals sources and motivations through his dialogue with the artist, whilst curator and critic Nancy Spector explores the narrative possibilities of one painting, Pillows. Tuymans selects Chevengur, a primitivist, magical tale by Russian author Andrei Platonov, and gives a fascinating account of his work in the essay 'Disenchantment'
Maurizio Cattelan : all by Nancy Spector( Book )

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

This title accompanies the Guggenheim Museums retrospective survey of Maurizio Cattelan. For the exhibition, the museum has devised a site-specific installation intended to sidestep the totalizing effect of a retrospective, and for this catalogue the museum has produced a response to this dilemma
Moving pictures : contemporary photography and video from the Guggenheim Museum collections by John G Hanhardt( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition <of same title>, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 28, 2002--Jan. 12, 2003 <and> Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Oct. 8, 2003--May 18, 2004--Verso t.p
Maurizio Cattelan by Nancy Spector( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted : contemporary photography, video, performance by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn largely from the Guggenheim's extensive photography and video collections, Haunted features some 100 works by nearly 60 artists, including many recent acquisitions that will be on view at the museum for the first time. The exhibition is installed throughout the rotunda and its spiraling ramps, with two additional galleries on view from June 4 to September 1, featuring works by two pairs of artists to complete Haunted's presentation
Singular forms (sometimes repeated) : art from 1951 to the present : [exhibition] Guggenheim Museum by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minimalism's impact on subsequent generations of contemporary artists begins with Postminimalism, which utilized the movement's deliberate paucity of formal means to explore a range of concerns including process, the dematerialization of the object, the performative nature of art, and the structural properties of light. Artists such as Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, James Turrell, and Richard Long are included in this section. What follows are artists schooled in the deconstructivist tendencies of Postmodernism--such as Robert Gober, Felix González-Torres, and Roni Horn--who resuscitated Minimalism as a style, infusing its unitary, nonreferential forms with content to bring to the fore trenchant cultural issues. Singular Forms concludes with recent work that shares the look of classic Minimalist art, but uses it to communicate deeply personal, political, or poetic messages. Also examined is the reach of Minimalism and Conceptualism beyond the visual arts into film, choreography, music, design, and architecture
Theanyspacewhatever( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, examines the dynamic interchange among a core group of artists including Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Carsten Holler, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, & Philippe Parreno
Guggenheim Museum A to Z by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Fischli David Weiss : How to Work Better by Nancy Spector( Book )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the course of their collaboration, Peter Fischli and David Weiss celebrated the sheer triviality of everyday existence, observing the world with bemused detachment. As this book shows, their often humorous work offers a sustained reflection on the intertwined strands of leisure, productivity and playful absurdity that shape our lives. With its deliberately mundane subject matter and quotidian source material, their work explores the poetics of banality in a wide range of mediums, including photography, videos, slide projections, films, books, sculptures and multimedia installations. This retrospective volume features an in-depth, illustrated survey of the artists' long history of collaboration, from the early Sausage Series (1979)-staged vignettes created in miniature using deli meats and various household items-to their last work, the large-scale public installation Rock on Top of Another Rock (2010-13), augmented by archival images, notes on process and interview excerpts culled from the artists' Zurich-based archives. A series of probing essays on their practice and thematic concerns rounds out this definitive account of Fischli and Weiss's vital contribution to contemporary art. Exhibition: Solomon R. Gugenheim Museum, New York, USA (05.02-20.04.2016)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres : America : United States Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007 by Félix González-Torres( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The luminous interval : the D. Daskalopoulos collection by Nancy Spector( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Luminous Interval' accompanies the Guggenheim Museum's eponymous exhibition of works drawn from the Dimitris Daskalopoulos collection. Daskalopoulos's collecting practices are inspired by the writings of the Greek philosopher Nikos Kazantazakis, who envisioned life as the luminous interval bridging birth and death
Gregory Crewdson by Gregory Crewdson( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Matthew Barney : the Cremaster cycle
Guggenheim Museum collection A to ZMeret Oppenheim : beyond the teacupFelix Gonzalez-TorresThings I have learned in my life so farRichard PrinceRrose is a rrose is a rrose : gender performance in photographySugimoto : portraitsLuc Tuymans
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Nancy Spector American art curator

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