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One Day at a Time

Manny Farber and Termite Art

by Helen Molesworth

Hardback Publication Date: 23/10/2018

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A companion to an exhibition inspired by the work of celebrated American painter and critic Manny Farber, this book explores Farber's concept of "Termite Art," an argument for the vital importance of art drawn from the everyday.

"Termite Art," in Farber's definition, is art born of observing and acknowledging the transitory nature of daily life. It is also a key antidote to the widespread problem of "White Elephant" art-- big, swaggering "masterpiece art" self-consciously striving for greatness. In this book, artists, historians, and critics dive deep into art that forgoes such ambition in order to attend to the pleasures and problems of the everyday. The book is anchored by an essay by editor Helen Molesworth and features four contemporary commissioned artists' projects that exemplify "Termite Art," an interview with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin, and a carefully selected collection of historical essays by and about Farber that functions as a reader on the subject.
Copublished by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and DelMonico Books

ISBN:
9783791357669
9783791357669
Category:
Individual artists
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
23-10-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Prestel Verlag GmbH & Co KG.
Country of origin:
Germany
Dimensions (mm):
274.57x217.42x25.4mm
Weight:
1.34kg

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