Adrian Piper: Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016 - the exhibition catalogue from MoMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Adrian Piper: Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016

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'a stunning overview of Piper's lifelong engagement with philosophical thinking and art' - Bomb Magazine

A beautiful illustrated book exploring the work of Adrian Piper - the exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at MoMA.

Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking work that has shaped the form and content of conceptual art since the 1960s. Strongly inflected by her longstanding involvement with philosophy and yoga, her pioneering investigations into the political, social, psychological and spiritual potential of conceptual art have had an incalculable influence on artists working today.

Published in conjunction with the most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date, hosted at New York's MoMA, this catalogue presents more than 280 artworks that encompass the full range of Piper’s mediums: works on paper, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sound and photo-texts. Essays by curators and scholars examine her extensive research into altered states of consciousness; the introduction of the Mythic Being―her subversive masculine alter-ego; her media and installation works from after 1980, which reveal and challenge stereotypes of race and gender; and the global conditions that illuminate the significance of her art. Previously unpublished texts by the artist lay out significant events in her personal history and her deeply felt ideas about the relationship between viewer and art object. This publication expands our understanding of the conceptual and post-conceptual art movements and Piper’s pivotal position among her peers and for later generations.

Details
  • Authors: Christophe Cherix and Cornelia Butler
  • Hardcover: 352 pages | 373 colour illustrations
  • Date published: March 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1633450493
Reviews

'a stunning overview of Piper's lifelong engagement with philosophical thinking and art' - Bomb Magazine

'A 50-year survey of an American artist who has taken racism, misogyny and xenophobia as her themes, while refusing to be defined by them, it made the museum feel like a life-engaged place, not the high-polish, content-muting one we've grown used to.' - New York Times

'Published in conjunction with her most comprehensive exhibition yet, an exhibition that Holland Cotter of The New York Times claimed "made the museum feel like a life-engaged place, not the high-polish, content-muting one we’ve grown used to," this 350 page catalog presents more than 280 artworks that encompass the full range of Piper’s mediums: works on paper, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sound and photo-texts.' - Art Forum


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