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Cornerstones Juan A. Gaitan

Cornerstones

Juan A. Gaitan

Published April 15th 2012
ISBN : 9781934105481
Paperback
287 pages
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 About the Book 

If its not an oxymoron to describe something as both distinguished and cutting edge, thats the perfect description for Rotterdams Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. This illustrated softcover book brings together a series of essays onMoreIf its not an oxymoron to describe something as both distinguished and cutting edge, thats the perfect description for Rotterdams Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. This illustrated softcover book brings together a series of essays on contemporary art based on the centers high-octane Cornerstones lecture series. At each of the monthly lectures, one leading art historian focuses on one artist who is foudational to contemporary art. Among this volumes treasures are Donald Kuspit on Louise Bourgeois, Helmut Friedel on Gerhard Richter, Vanessa Joan Muller on John Baldessari and Douglas Crimp on Gordon Matta-Clark. These essays share the fascination that each of the authors has with the work of an artist and how this work functions in relation to larger contexts and broader ideas.