Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark

Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970S

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Synopsis

Collaborators and friends, Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown and Gordon Matta-Clark were at the cutting edge of Manhattan's burgeoning downtown art scene during the 1970s. This catalogue accompanies an exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery in London, which examines the crossover of these artists' practices and the influence of their work on each other. Focusing on their mutual themes of performance, the body, the urban environment and found spaces, the book is divided into four sections: Downtown New York; Drawing and Performing; Urban Inventions; and Performance and Interaction. The city of New York in the 1970s, faced with bankruptcy, rising crime rates and unemployment, plays its own starring role in the book, as these artists worked in derelict city buildings for their large-scale projects and engaged directly with the public out of doors. This beautiful volume documents an exciting period in the history of contemporary art and reveals the lasting value of open exchange between artists.

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Prestel

Prestel

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791351223
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.747109047
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 223
Weight: 1270g
Height: 285mm
Width: 221mm
Spine width: 25mm