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By Kushner, Rachel; Dalton, Trinie; Text by Beshty, Walead; Norden, Linda; Godfrey, Mark
A major monograph on contemporary artist Laura Owens surveys her career and explores why she has become one of the most interesting and provocative painters of today.
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By Beshty, Walead
Walead Beshty (born 1976) has long used photography as a tool to explore social conditions. In 2001, the artist began documenting the abandoned embassy of the defunct Iraqi Diplomatic Mission in the former East Berlin. This publication focuses on three related bodies of work that ...
Texts examine how the encounter of ethics and aesthetics has become central to the contested space of much recent art.
By Obrist, Hans-Ulrich; By (artist) Beshty, Walead
Los Angeles-based artist and writer Walead Beshty (born 1976) started his Industrial Portraits series in 2008. He realizes them wherever he goes, asking all the art people he works with to pose in their working environment and working clothes: studio assistants, gallery staff, cu ...
By Beshty, Walead; Edited by Bovier, Lionel
Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty (born 1976) has long maintained an active writing career alongside his work in the visual arts. Writing on a variety of media, including essays on cinema, painting, sculpture and photography, and texts on artists such as Jay DeFeo, Sharon Lo ...
The book offers an overview of Beshty's works from the last four years, including Copper Surrogates, sculptures made of polished copper; Office Works, office machines that have been taken apart and impaled on a rod; and new photograms.
Examines and contextualizes a critical turn towards ethics in contemporary art across the world.
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