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Author Grasskamp, Walter.

Title Hans Haacke / Walter Grasskamp, Molly Nesbit, Jon Bird
Published London : Phaidon, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  709.2 Gra/Hha  AVAILABLE
Description 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Series Contemporary artists
Contemporary artists.
Summary "When New York-based Hans Haacke co-represented (with Nam June Paik) his native Germany at the XLV Venice Biennale in 1993, the pavilion was empty except for the solitarty word 'GERMANIA' written on the back wall, and the marble floor had been smashed. This unforgettable installation, co-recipient of a prestigious Golden Lion award, represented Germany's re-evaluation of its present in the light of its history since 1933. Though he began as a painter, Haacke later began to make works such as 'Raintower' (1962) which drew on natural energies and forces. Subsequent works, for example the opinion-based 'MOMA-Poll' (1970), encouraged active audience participation. The artist is particularly admired for his research into the art world's hidden economies and politics, as well as into the repressed histories of places and people." - book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-159)
Subject Haacke, Hans, 1936- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Art, German -- 20th century.
Art -- Germany -- 20th century.
Author Bird, Jon.
Nesbit, Molly, 1952-
LC no. 00002568
ISBN 0714843199