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Author Kraus, Chris.

Title LA artland : contemporary art from Los Angeles / [Chris Kraus, Jan Tumlir & Jane McFadden].

Published London : Black Dog, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.79494 KRAU    AVAILABLE
Physical description 222 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A walk around the neighborhood / Chris Kraus -- Lessons of the class of 90 : siting recent art in Los Angeles / Jan Tumlir -- Los Angeles : then and now, here and there / Jane McFadden -- Designing environments -- Elaborate fictions -- Text and image -- Constructing identities -- Building the absurd -- Re-figuring abstraction -- The popular is the political -- Shifting scale -- Deviant rituals.
Summary "LA Artland is a survey of one of the most vibrant and influential art scenes of recent decades. Having produced world-renowned artists such as Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Chris Burden, Catherine Opie and Jim Shaw, Los Angeles since the 90s has rivaled New York as the US contemporary art capital. With the continuing success of LA-based art programs at CalArts, Art Center and UCLA, as well as a growing gallery scene stretching from blue-chip to artist-run spaces, Los Angeles as an art center continues to thrive, producing increasingly successful generations of artists. The focus of this publication is on extensive visual documentation of contemporary artists working in Los Angeles now, ranging from well-established international names to emerging talent." "Alongside this visual survey are three essays. Chris Kraus incorporates interviews with artists and gallery owners providing insight into the network of scenes that make up contemporary LA art now. Jan Tumlir (independent art critic) contextualizes contemporary art in Los Angeles, commenting on recent trends and the influence of the LA-based MFA programs. Jane McFadden (art historian currently teaching at Art Center) traces specific trajectories between artists living and working in Los Angeles from the 60s to today, forming a unique history of the area."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Tumlir, Jan, 1962-
McFadden, Jane.
Subject Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century.
Variant Title L.A. artland.
Standard Number 9781904772309
ISBN 1904772307 (paperback)