Lynne Cooke — Outliers and American Vanguard Art

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“Self-taught artists—variously termed folk, primitive, visionary, naïve, and outsider—have played a significant role in the history of modernism, yet their contributions have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Again and again in the United States during the past century, vanguard artists found affinities and inspiration in the work of their untutored, marginalized peers and became staunch advocates, embracing them as fellow artists. Though this encouraged museums to bring their work to broad public view, institutions that complied usually did so without contesting the divide between those at the center (including the vanguard) and those on its periphery (including the autodidact). Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three periods over the last century when the intersection of self-taught artists with the mainstream has been at its most fertile. It is the first major exhibition to explore how those key moments, which coincided with periods of American social, political, and cultural upheaval, challenged or erased traditional hierarchies and probed prevailing assumptions about creativity, artistic practice, and the role of the artist in contemporary culture. Bringing together some 250 works in a range of media, the exhibition includes more than 80 schooled and unschooled artists and argues for a more diverse and inclusive representation in cultural institutions and cultural history”

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Curated by Lynne Cooke. University of Chicago Press for National Gallery of Art, 2018. Very large and very heavy oversized hardcover, with jacket. 448 pages with 450 color plates. Text in English. Fine clean copy

1st edition

Contents:  Boundary Trouble: Navigating Margin and Mainstream / Lynne Cooke Modernism’s War on Terror / Darby English How to Make a Modern Primitive / Richard Meyer Find-and-Seek: Discovery Narratives, Americanization, and Other Tales of Genius in Modern American Folk Art / Jennifer Jane Marshall Black Folk Art Redux: A Curatorial Roundtable / Lynne Cooke, John Beardsley, Katherine Jentleson, Faheem Majeed Museums, oh Museums / Thomas J. Lax Affinities in Abstraction: Textiles, Otherness, and Painting in the 1970s / Jenni Sorkin Archives of Femininity / Douglas Crimp
Personal Voyages / Suzanne Hudson. – Artists include Charles Sheeler, Christina Ramberg, Matt Mullican, Horace Pippin, Janet Sobel, Henry Darger, and others.

Lynne Cooke — Outliers and American Vanguard Art

300,00 DKK

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