Dan Witz, In Plain View. 30 years of artworks illegal and otherwise
30 years of artworks illegal and otherwise
Les murs du confinement. Street art et covid-19
Année : 11/2020
Editeur : GINGKO PRESS EDITIONSDate parution : 11/2010
DAN WITZ - IN PLAIN VIEW : 30 Years of Artworks - Illegal and Otherwise is the first and long overdue monograph on the work of Dan Witz.
Throughout his decades-long carrer, Witz has drawn on his understanding of historical underpinnings and current forces in the cultural world - mininialism, the punk scene, and modernist rejection strategies such as those of DuChamp and John Cage.
Witz brings a fierce energy and surprising subtlety to his art, working within the worlds of both street art and high art, while always revolving around a vibrant interplay with New York City itself.
Witz's subversive humor thrives in surprising reactions against the art establishment - from his first street art spectacle in the late 1970's of over forty hovering delicate street art hummingbirds that Witz dubbed "anti-hip," to trompe l'oeil shrines to the victims of September 11 th on the bases of light poles in New York City, to the painting of light itself.
Witz's work, even when not explicitly utilizing poetry (as in pieces such as 1980's "Broadway Poem"), always benefits from his poetic hand.
Witz says of his early career and philosophy, "What good is art that makes people feel unworthy and left out ?
1 still don't know.
This was the beginning of a life-long aversion to anything exclusionary.
For me, that was the worst thing art could be.
If you couldn't dance to it (metaphorically, I mean) then fuck it.
Dan Witz, born 1957, Chicago, IL, attended Cooper Union in New York City's East Village. In 1982 he received a NEA grant and in 1992 and 2000 fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His first book, "The Birds of Manhattan" was published in 1983 by Skinny Books. Solo exhibitions include Semaphore Gallery NY (1985,1986), Clementine Gallery (1996), StolenSpace, London (2007), DFN Gallery NY (2003-5,6,7,8,10) and Carmichael Gallery, LA (2009). Group exhibitions include: Buying Time: Nourishing Excellence, Sotheby's NY(2001) and Fifteen NYFA Fellows at Deutsche Bank, NY (1999), Submission (curated by Juxtapoz) Fuse Gallery NY (2005), From The Streets of Brooklyn" Think Space Gallery LA (2009) and Beach Blanket Bingo, Jonathan Levine Gallery NY(2009). Dan lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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Nbr de pages : 200
Poids : 1480 gr
ISBN 10 : 1584233044
ISBN 13 : 9781584233046