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Biesenbach, Klaus

Works: 173 works in 457 publications in 5 languages and 5,527 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Interviews  History  Video art  Portraits  Art  Catalogs  Directories 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, wst, Other, Curator, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, edi, wat, Actor
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( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 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 )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 518 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 )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 390 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 Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 17-Sept. 7, 2015
Into me/out of me by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 241 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 Peter Biesenbach( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Darger : disasters of war by Henry Darger( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and Polish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ausstellung ist ab dem 29. Januar 2005 in den Kunst-Werken Berlin zu sehen
Fassbinder : Berlin Alexanderplatz by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 182 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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol : motion pictures by Andy Warhol( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharina Sieverding : close up by Katharina Sieverding( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharina Sieverding's central theme is identity. She repeatedly portrays her own face, raising it to the iconic status of collective individuality. For some years now,she has also created 'visual studies' on human communication and violence as tools of global politics. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in P.S.1, this comprehensive catalog contains about 450 full-page portraits of the artist from 1969 to today, among others "Life-Death I -VII", "Maton I -VII/1", "The Sun at Midnight", "Motor Camera", "Trans-former", "Stauffenberg Block". Alanna Heiss' introduction to Sieverding's work is complemented by detailed essays on various aspects of her art. Talking to iP.S.1 /Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 2004. Ein umfangreiches Bilderbuch mit rund 450 ganzseitigen Porträts der Künsterin von 1969 bis heute sowie zahlreichen Essays. KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, September 2005.nterviewer Sabeth Buchmann, the artist comments her own work
Greater New York 2010 by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cao Fei by Fei Cao( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist Cao Fei lives in Beijing. In her work she makes use of the latest digital media. Her projects lie on the threshold between reality and fiction and reflect the societal and urban situation in China. The videos, photographs, drawings, and multimedia installations represent her entire artistic oeuvre. In her works, which vary between the aesthetics of documentary, film and virtual reality, Cao Fei reflects the reality of life in China and the constant fundamental changes. In doing so she also draws on her personal surroundings in Beijing. As an artist she addresses questions which are universally valid: where is the development in big cities leading? What is my place within urban society? Am I a critical observer of gentrification processes and at the same time a part of the problem?
MoMA PS1 : a history by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its inception in the early 1970s, MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, has been a crucible for radical experimentation. Committed to New York City as well as to maintaining an international scope, PS1 has always put the artist at the center, engaging practitioners at work in every discipline from performance, music, dance, poetry and new media to painting, sculpture, photography and architecture. This groundbreaking publication captures the vibrancy of a long and venerable tradition that began with the legendary series of performances and events organized by founder Alanna Heiss under the Brooklyn Bridge in 1971. Organized into four main sections that delve into the former school's rich history as an art center during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s up to the present, the book features in-depth conversations between Heiss and Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1 from 2010 to 2018, and more than 40 recollections by artists, curators and critics closely associated with the institution--including Marina Abramovic, James Turrell, agnès b, Rebecca Quaytman, Carolee Schneemann and Andrea Zittel. Presenting extensive photographic documentation of historic exhibitions and performances and related ephemera from the archives, plus an illustrated chronology and comprehensive exhibition history, this indispensable volume offers a vivid chronicle of the extraordinary history of MoMA PS1."--
Björk : mid-career retrospective with new commissioned piece for MoMA by Björk( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 115 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 )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 111 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
Political/Minimal by Klaus Biesenbach( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 rooms( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For '14 Rooms' curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited fourteen international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time, and physicality with an artwork whose "material" is the human being. Giving visitors an insight into a more performative and interactive practice, the exhibition presents a new situation in each of the fourteen rooms, engaging the viewer in a diverse series of immersive and intimate experiences. '14 Rooms' features works by artists including Marina Abramović, Allora & Calzadilla, Ed Atkins, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Damien Hirst, Joan Jonas, Laura Lima, Bruce Nauman, Otobong Santiago Sierra, and Xu Zhen. Two additional works by Jordan Wolfson and John Baldessari are placed within the spectacular architectural environment conceived by Herzog & de Meuron, Wolfson's acting as an epilogue, Baldessari's as an archival documentation. Both challenge the very notions of live art and the human experience as set out for '14 Rooms'
Art Basel : year 45 by Art Basel( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 85 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."
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Marina Abramović : the artist is present
Henry DargerMarina AbramovićYoko Ono : one woman show, 1960-1971Into me/out of meVideo acts : single channel works from the collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art TrustHenry Darger : disasters of warFassbinder : Berlin AlexanderplatzMexico City : an exhibition about the exchange rates of bodies and values
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 historian gjerman i artit

Klaus Biesenbach historien de l'art allemand


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