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The Resource Nicole Eisenman : al-ugh-ories, edited by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni

Nicole Eisenman : al-ugh-ories, edited by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni

Label
Nicole Eisenman : al-ugh-ories
Title
Nicole Eisenman
Title remainder
al-ugh-ories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni
Title variation
  • Al-ugh-ories
  • Eisenman
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Language
eng
Summary
"This show marks the first New York museum survey exhibition of Eisenman's work and provides an in-depth look at the symbolic nature of the artist's most striking depictions of individuals and groups--from intimate portraits to more complex narrative scenes. One of the most important painters of her generation, Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France) has developed a distinct figurative language that combines the imaginative with the lucid, the absurd with the banal, and the stereotypical with the countercultural and queer. "Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories" highlights how allegory permeates her oeuvre and how she fluidly ties the fictional to the autobiographical and the past to the present. From the outset of her career, Eisenman's investment in painting has led to frequent experimentation in other mediums, and her practice is characterized by visible shifts that mark her effort never to become too comfortable with any one approach to painting. Eisenman's preoccupation with the figure and the complexity of its gestures and form has resulted in mesmerizing portraits of an array of characters who range from friends and fellow New Yorkers, to imagined heroines, to tragic losers. From Success to Obscurity (2004) depicts a monstrous superhero contemplating the contents of a letter it holds in its hands and alludes, perhaps, to the fragility of fame and fortune. In Hamlet (2007), a depiction of Shakespeare's beautiful and frail Danish prince with lowered sword, Eisenman ponders the possibility of a sensitive and cautious leader at a time when the US was in the final year of George W. Bush's presidency. Similarly inspired by contemporary events, the large group portrait The Triumph of Poverty (2009), painted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, is a reimagining of a lost sixteenth-century painting of the same title by Hans Holbein. "Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories" also includes one of the artist's large-scale plaster figures, which she began producing in recent years, and two new oversize wax heads made specifically for this exhibition." -- New Museum website
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BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenman, Nicole
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND237.E47
LC item number
A4 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1992-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Christoffersen, Helga
  • Gioni, Massimiliano
  • Dunham, Grace
  • Myles, Eileen
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenman, Nicole
  • Eisenman, Nicole
  • Painting, American
  • Figure painting
  • Human beings in art
  • Comedy
  • Sex in art
  • Caricature
Label
Nicole Eisenman : al-ugh-ories, edited by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at New Museum, New York from May 4-June 26, 2016
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lisa Phillips -- Interview with Nicole Eisenman / Massimiliano Gioni & Helga Christoffersen -- A world without heroes / Grace Dunham -- Proposal for a new Google logo by Nicole Eisenman / Eileen Myles
Control code
ocn947795214
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9781942607311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947795214
Label
Nicole Eisenman : al-ugh-ories, edited by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at New Museum, New York from May 4-June 26, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lisa Phillips -- Interview with Nicole Eisenman / Massimiliano Gioni & Helga Christoffersen -- A world without heroes / Grace Dunham -- Proposal for a new Google logo by Nicole Eisenman / Eileen Myles
Control code
ocn947795214
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9781942607311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947795214

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