Welten in der Schachtel/ Worlds in a Box : Mary Bauermeister und die experimentelle Kunst der 1960er Jahre/ Mary Bauermeister and the Experimental Art of the Sixties (Hardcover)

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Starting out as a Fluxus-oriented maker of objects and participatory conceptual compositions, Mary Bauermeister (born 1934) had her first solo show at the Stedelijk Museum in 1962. Exhibited alongside her exhibit was a small group survey of American art, which included Robert Rauschenberg''s "Goat" paint-sculpture. "I was so flabbergasted by this piece, and I knew: where this is called Art, I will and want to be!" she later recalled. Bauermeister promptly relocated to New York, and quickly fell in with artists such as Duchamp, Warhol and Johns, and also began to make works protesting the Vietnam war and critiquing consumer culture. Her "lens boxes"--wooden or aluminum boxes containing layers of often bubble-like glass with collaged elements--were soon bought up by major American museums, and have become the works for which she is best known today. Here, for the first time, Bauermeister''s enigmatic objects are surveyed and contextualized.


Publisher Distributed Art Pub Inc
Mfg Part# 9783866784499
SKU 219471615
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 386678449X
Release Date 8/13/2012
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