Occupying Space : Sammlung Generali Foundation Collection
  • exhibition catalogue
  • paper boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 31.5 x 25 cm.
  • 664 pp.
  • edition size 1900
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 390110741X

Occupying Space : Sammlung Generali Foundation Collection

[Hardcover Edition]

Sabine Breitwieser, Gottfried Bechtold, Norbert Brunner, Michael Schuster, Ernst Caramelle, Maria Eichhorn, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Weibel, Harun Farocki, Andrea Fraser, Rainer Ganahl, Isa Genzken, Bruno Gironcoli, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Hans Hollein, Sanja Ivekovic, Mary Kelly, Richard Kriesche, Elke Krystufek, Friedl Kubelka, Bertrand Lavier, Margreiter / Poledna / Pumhösl, Doujak / Küng, Dorit Margreiter, Gordon Matta-Clark, Walter Pichler, Adrian Piper, Mathias Poledna, Florian Pumhösl, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Martha Rosler, Gerhard Rühm, Allan Sekula, Martin Walde, Peter Weibel, Franz West, Heimo Zobernig

Occupying Space : Sammlung Generali Foundation Collection

description

Large-scale catalogue documenting the video collection held by the Generali Foundation. Additionally this catalogue documents other works held by the Foundation including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and other works. "Some art is dismissed as 'difficult' -- difficult because of the media it employs, but even more so because of the sociopolitical themes it addresses. This art is often conceptual or performative, works cross-disciplinarily with architecture and design, and critically examines social parameters and the role of the media. Its media is naturally mixed, spanning and going beyond photography, film, video, and installation, all of which allow for process-oriented engagement. The Generali Foundation in Vienna has devoted much of its collection, exhibition energy, and research focus to this 'difficult' type of artwork. Though many of the artists that form its collection are part of the canon of recent art history, they are mostly underrepresented in institutions -- but not the Generali Foundation. Occupying Space presents a dense, comprehensive selection of projects from its collection by such artists as Valie Export, Andrea Fraser, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Hans Hollein, Mary Kelly, Gordon Matta-Clark, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Peter Weibel, and Franz West, together with brief, articulate texts on their work." -- publisher's statement.