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2014/08/25

ヨコハマトリエンナーレ2014 出品作家アートブック:フェリックス・ゴンザレス=トレス Félix González-Torres

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Felix GONZALEZ-TORRES
キューバ・カマグエイ州グアイマロ出身
1957-1996年

 ゴンサレス=トレスは、スペイン・マドリッド在住を経て、移住したプエルト・リコのプエルト・リコ大学で美術を学びながら、創作活動を行っていた。1979年、奨学金を得てニューヨークに移り、ホイットニー美術館の美術作家、美術評論家、キュレーターの養成プログラム"Independent Study Program"に参加する。このプログラムにより、ゴンサレス=トレスは美術作家としての成長を成し得た。1983年、プラット・インスティテュートより美術学士を授与される。1986年、ヨーロッパに遊学する。1987年、国際写真センターとニューヨーク大学より美術学修士号を授与される。ニューヨーク大学やカルフォルニア芸術大学で教鞭を執ったりもしている。

 1987年、ニューヨークを活動のベースにして、社会的なテーマを取り上げた展覧会を行う美術作家集団Group Materialに参加する。テキストや写真を印刷した紙を積み上げて、一覧(リスト)作品を発表。ゴンサレス=トレスにとって、アートは社会的問題に取り組む有効的な手段ととらえていた。

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❶ Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Nancy Spector
Guggenheim Museum Pubns, 2007
230 pages, fully illustrated
6 x 9 1/4 inches
5,720円

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In April 2006, the Department of State announced that the late Cuban-born conceptual artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres would represent the United States at the 2007 Venice Biennale. This much sought-after and long-out-of-print volume, reissued by the Guggenheim Museum for the occasion, was originally published to accompany the artist's solo exhibition at the Museum in 1995, one year before his untimely death at the age of 38. Gonzalez-Torres wanted a readable book, not a catalogue per se—something, he said, that one could take to the beach. Pleasure was an integral part of his art (and his life). While he understood that art was innately political and, by necessity, a vehicle for cultural criticism, he believed that social critique and enjoyment were not, by any means, mutually exclusive. For Gonzalez-Torres, beauty was a tool for seduction and a means of contestation. Written by Nancy Spector in close consultation with the artist and reflecting and expanding upon his ideas at the time, Felix Gonzalez-Torres presents a thematic overview of the artist's rich, many-layered practice, including the signature paper stacks, candy spills, light strings and billboards--and demonstrates his continued resonance today.

❷ Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Billboards
Matthew Drutt, Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Radius Books/Artpace, San Antonio, December 2014(2014年12月刊行)
168p.
10,370円

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In celebration of its 15th anniversary in 2010, Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, mounted an ambitious state-wide exhibition of 336 seminal billboards created by Cuban-born artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). Developed with special permission from the artist's estate, this presentation was the first-ever comprehensive survey of Gonzalez-Torres' billboard works in the US. Situated deliberately in the public's path in four cities (Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio), these artworks gracefully interrupted daily routines with poignant reflections on life, love and humanity. The transcendent quality of Gonzalez-Torres' work was magnified in the Texas landscape, and the project garnered international attention for its unprecedented commemoration of this remarkable body of work. This book covers all the billboard pieces and serves as a mini-retrospective of this critical part of Gonzales-Torres' career.

❸ Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Steidl, 2006
410p.
21,520円

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres, one of the most influential artists of his generation, lived and worked resolutely according to his own idealistic principles, determined to make this a better place for everyone. He combined elements of Conceptual art, Minimalism, political activism, and poetic beauty in an ever-expanding arsenal of media, including public billboards, give-away piles of candy and posters, and ordinary objects--clocks, mirrors, light fixtures--used to startling effect. His work challenged the notions of public and private space, originality, authorship and--most significantly--the authoritative structures in which he and his viewers functioned. Editor Julie Ault has amassed the first comprehensive monograph to span Gonzalez-Torres's career. In the spirit of his method, she rethinks the very idea of what a monograph should be. The book, which places strong emphasis on the written word, contains newly commissioned texts by Robert Storr and Miwon Kwon among other notables, as well as significant critical essays, exhibition statements, transcripts from lectures, personal correspondence, and writings that influenced Gonzalez-Torres and his work. Ample visual documentation adds another important layer of content. We see works not just in their completed state, but often in process, which for Gonzalez-Torres could mean the process of disappearing as viewers interacted with them. A crucial reference.

❹ Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Amada Cruz
Distributed Art Pub Inc, 1994
6,440円

80p. 35 ill., including 21 full-page apparently identical minimalist drawings on graph paper from the series "21 Days of Bloodwork - Steady Decline". Essays by five contributors: Amada Cruz, "The Means of Pleasure'; Russell Ferguson, "The Past Recaptured"; Ann Goldstein, "Untitled (Ravenswood)"; bell book, "subversive beauty: new modes of contestation"; Joseph Kosuth, 'Exemplar'; Charles Merewether, "The Spirit of the Gift"; bibliography.

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❺ Felix Gonzales-Torres
Cahan, Susan/ Avgikos, Jan/ Rollins, Tim
A R T Pr; 1993
96p.
7,000円

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Born in Cuba, Felix Gonzalez-Torres is best known for public artworks which invite the viewer's participation. In this publication, illustrated with video and performance stills and reproductions; the artist talks about his commitment to social change and the role of the artist in society. One of the few indepth publications on this pivotal conceptual artist. Limited edition of 200. Dimension: 8 3/8 x 12½ inches, 63 b&w and color reproductions.

❻ Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams
Jenelle Porter

Hatje Cantz Pub, 2012
136 Seiten, 61 farbige Abb.17,10 x 24,50 cm
5,610円

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Figuring Color looks at the work of four artists who use color and shape to represent a metaphorical body. For instance, Roy McMakin's sculpture of a chair is at once a body and an implication of an absent body, where two tables intertwined suggest bodies nestled together. Kathy Butterly's ceramic sculptures are miniature bodies, whose sensuality amplifies clay's potential for delightful form. In Felix Gonzalez-Torres's sculptures, piles of wrapped candy and plastic-bead curtains are experienced through touch, privileging the physical body while still evoking a metaphorical body. Sue Williams's riotously colorful paintings explore the body abstracted, represented entirely through color. Poems by Charles Bernstein, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Jen Bervin, Lee Ann Brown, Miles Champion, Marcella Durand, Craig Dworkin, Tonya Foster, Alan Gilbert, Lisa Jarnot, Vincent Katz, Damon Krukowski and others respond to the book's sensuous theme.

❼ Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Elger, Dietmar;Cantz;Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern,, 1997 絶版
28,180円

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"The outgrowth of a retrospective exhibition touring Austria and Germany, this book sets out to encompass the short but highly original and prominent career of the Cuban-born American artist Gonzalez-Torres (1957-96). The first volume presents six essays, in both German and English, from the curators of various museums as well as his gallerist. Competent, if not always engaging, the writers concentrate on the work rather than the life of the artist, examining his use of diverse materials and sometimes sentimental metaphors. The second volume attempts to catalog the full output from his barely decade-long career, addressing the particularly thorny issue of certain pieces that were never fully sanctioned or were later disavowed. Compiled with the full cooperation of his gallery, the second volume illustrates and provides exhibition and publication history of nearly 300 works and also documents the current owners of most items as well as their provenance." Text: Gonzalez-Torres Felix, Wäspe Roland, Rosen Andrea, Elger Dietmar, Fuchs Rainer, Deitcher David, Mekas Jonas. cm 25,5x31; pp. 112+168 (2 vols.)

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