Princeton University Library Catalog

Michael Craig-Martin : transience.

Artist:
Craig-Martin, Michael, 1941- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
London : Serpentine Galleries : Koenig Books, 2015.
Description:
119 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary note:
This exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin (b. Dublin, 1941) brings together works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology; laptops, games consoles, black-and-white televisions and incandescent lightbulbs that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation. The exhibition also features new wallpaper that has been conceived especially for the exhibition. From the earliest work in the show, a wall drawing first produced in 1981 (the same year that the first personal computer was made available), to a painting from 2014 that depicts the minimal lines of an iPhone, Craig-Martin's work has recorded the profound impact that electronic technology has had on the way we consume and communicate. The exhibition explores the seismic shift from analogue processes to digital technologies that informed the production and distribution of new kinds of objects in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Notes:
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the Serpentine Gallery, London, November 25, 2015-February 14, 2016).
  • Includes essays by Marco Livingstone and Alice Rawsthorn and an interview between the artist and Liam Gillick.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Director's foreword / Julia Peyton-Jones & Hans Ulrich Obrist -- A perfect world, just out of reach / Marco Livingstone -- Plates, 1981-2005 -- The impermanent subject / Liam Gillick in conversation with Michael Craig-Martin -- Objects in transition / Alice Rawsthorn -- Plates, 2012-2015 -- Catalogue list -- Timeline : key events and innovations, 1981-2015.
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Other title(s):
Transience
ISBN:
  • 9783863358693 (paperback)
  • 3863358694 (paperback)
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