Moma prints and illustrated books
Department of Prints and Illustrated Books on MOMA Exhibition SpelunkerThe blown-up photograph of a visibly slept-in bed by artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres certainly seems print-ish enough. But the untitled piece, at left, really grapples with more vexed questions of simultaneity, reproduction, and how museums or galleries interact with artists's "originals" and "copies"—the issues at the very heart of print as an artistic practice. In the case of the bed poster, the print medium receives a conceptual charge because of the artist's explicit instructions regarding the nature of the display. It's print cross-bred with conceptualism. How to convey this? The photograph must, according to the artist, be mounted in various other locations in the city of whatever museum chooses to exhibit it.
Joan Miró: Birth of the World - MoMA EXHIBITION
Founded in Zurich in , the contemporary art journal Parkett has taken an innovative approach to magazine publishing. For each volume, artists are chosen to collaborate in the publishing process: they suggest authors to write on their work, confer on layout, propose cover ideas, and create artworks unique to Parkett. Some of these works are editioned and offered separately to subscribers, some are inserts—most often in the form of sequences of pages bound into the volumes—and others are designs for the volumes' spines.
Throughout art history, portraits have fulfilled a range of social and cultural functions from official tributes to family homages to idealizations of the anonymous everyman. Modern artists have continued this tradition and have also used faces to evoke a panoply of expressive states. Contemporary artists have found increasingly inventive and conceptual approaches to this traditional genre. If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma. If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releases , please contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations. All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.