Silke Otto Knapp

Author: Silke Otto-Knapp
Publisher: Walther Konig
ISBN: 9783865606655
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Silke Otto Knapp. Silke Otto-Knapp works with watercolour and gouache paints on canvas, building up and breaking down the painted surface to create works of subtle effect. Her paintings and drawings explore the interplay of rural and urban aesthetics while illuminating her characters' quotidian experience. Inspired by theatre sets and botanical gardens, these dreamlike compositions are populated by ghostly figures, shadows, and open-aired amphitheatres. This catalogue surveys Otto-Knapp's paintings from the past five years, in which staged figures and landscapes are at the centre of her explorations into the construction of pictorial space. Published on the occasion of the exhibitions (July ndash; September 2009) Present time exercise at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, and Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. English text.

Silke Otto Knapp

Author: Silke Otto-Knapp
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ISBN: 9783956790522
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Silke Otto Knapp. This book is published on occasion of the parallel exhibitions Silke Otto-Knapp presented in two markedly different locations: on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and at the Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Vienna. The contrasting influences of place - between rural and urban, new and old world - is evident in the selection of works presented and compiled in this catalogue. The partnering of these exhibitions clearly brings into focus questions about art and its contexts. The tensions between nature and culture provide an appropriate figure for the artwork: a context imagined and devised for the circumstances of its own activation.0 This book includes essays by Susan Morgan and Vanessa Joan Müller and a conversation between Otto-Knapp and Nicolaus Schafhausen. Müller reflects on how the tensions Otto-Knapp’s artwork engenders are the substance of its experience, while Morgan approaches the work via three significant influences: the cultural geographer J. B. Jackson; avant-garde dancer Anna Halprin and her husband, the landscape architect Lawrence Halprin; and the poems of Elizabeth Bishop. In the conversation with Schafhausen, Otto-Knapp likens the art exhibition to “a theatre situation that is both distinctly separate from reality and engaged with it at the same time.” As the activating element of an exhibition, the viewer could also be said to embody the reality of a work’s engagement. Otto-Knapp took the title for this project, 'Questions of Travel,' from Bishop’s poem of the same name, which has been reprinted for this catalogue.0Exhibition: Kunsthalle Wien - Karlsplatz, Austria (12.3.-25.5.2014) / Fogo Island Gallery, Canada (16.4.-31.8.2014).

A History Of Money

Author: Professor Glyn Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783163119
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A History Of Money. A History of Money looks at how money as we know it developed through time. Starting with the barter system, the basic function of exchanging goods evolved into a monetary system based on coins made up of precious metals and, from the 1500s onwards, financial systems were established through which money became intertwined with commerce and trade, to settle by the mid-1800s into a stable system based upon Gold. This book presents its closing argument that, since the collapse of the Gold Standard, the global monetary system has undergone constant crisis and evolution continuing into the present day.

The Poet S Companion A Guide To The Pleasures Of Writing Poetry

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340880
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The Poet S Companion A Guide To The Pleasures Of Writing Poetry. From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

Caring Culture

Author: Andrea Phillips
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ISBN: 9781934105719
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Caring Culture. In an intensive series of texts from a symposium called Speculations on the Cultural Organization of Civility, this book examines changing political uses of the concept of care in democracies. Editors Markus Miessen and Andrea Phillips pose the question of how artists, architects, and designers both contribute to and critique its social manifestations. Includes case studies of artistic and design interventions within health and social care institutions and broader essays and interviews from curators, artists, politicians, architects, and healthcare professionals. The first volume in the Actors, Agents and Attendants series of publications and symposia commissioned by SKOR (the Dutch-based Foundation of Art and Public Domain) to investigate the role of cultural practice in the organization of the public domain.