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Archive for October, 2007

Library acquisitions October 2007

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 31 October 2007

Books and catalogues added to library stock during October include:

The best surprise is no surpriseDe Appel: performances, installations, video, projects Creative Time: the bookIsa Genzken: OilDirect cinema

The best surprise is no surprise. e-flux, 2006 ART M 8 BES
De Appel: performances, installations, video, projects 1975-1983. De Appel, 2006 ART M 8 MEC
Pasternak, Anne. Creative Time, the book: 33 years of public art in New York City. Princeton Architectural Press, 2007 ART M 25 PAS
Genzken, Isa. Oil. German Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2007 ART MG 29 GEN
Saunders, Dave. Direct cinema: observational documentary and the politics of the sixties. Wallflower Press, 2007 ART QK 10 SAU

The full list can be found here: Library acquisitions October 2007

New audio CDs

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 31 October 2007

surrealism-reviewed.jpgThe library has recently received a number of new audio CDs, including Surrealism reviewed, with original recordings by Breton, Duchamp, Dali, Man Ray and others; Radio teardrop by Destroy All Monsters, Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw’s punk rock/performance art band; Voices of Dada featuring rare interviews and poetry readings by Dada artists recorded between 1932 and 1967; and Zona radio, a collection of soundworks by Louise Lawler, Chris Burden, John Baldessari, Vito Acconci, Isa Genzken, Bruce Nauman, Robert Barry and others.

All CDs are available for two day loan from the Main Library.

The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 30 October 2007

Bob Cobbing: Five Visual Poems, 1971. Copyright Marvin and Ruth Sackner Limited PartnershipThe Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, based in Miami Beach, Florida,  is a collection of books, critical texts, periodicals, ephemera, prints, drawings, collages, paintings, sculptures, objects, manuscripts, and correspondence relating to concrete and visual poetry.

The archive includes examples of typewriter art and poetry, experimental calligraphy, mail art, stamp art, sound poetry, performance poetry, assembling periodicals, ‘zines,’ and graphic design as well as conventional poetry and prose written by concrete/visual poets and artists in the collection. The Sackners collected manuscripts, sketchbooks and letters written by poets and artists including Ian Hamilton Finlay, Carl Andre, Bob Cobbing, Dom Sylvester Houedard and Tom Phillips, among others.

The online version of the Archive contains 47,000 citations and 6,200 images.

UCL Library has an extensive collection of concrete and visual poetry which can be found in the Poetry Store and Little Magazine collections at UCL Special Collections.

Launch of Tate Player

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 29 October 2007

Tate has just launched the Tate Player which allows online access to its video and audio archives. The Player provides access to interviews with artists such as John Latham, Antony Gormley and Jamie Shovlin; archive video of Joseph Beuys and Liliane Lijn; talks and discussions with Harland Miller, Hans Haacke and Susan Hiller; performances by John Cage and Stephen Willats; material from the audio archives including Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt and Robert Morris; plus an archive of the TateShots podcasts.

Access the Tate Player at www.tate.org.uk/tateplayer/

Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection Digital Library

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 23 October 2007

flasch.gifThe Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection is a special collection of the John M Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It currently contains nearly 5000 artists’ books, multiples, video and audio recordings, periodicals, digital works, reference books, ephemera, exhibition catalogs as works of art, and examples of other experimental art practices.

The new digital library currently contains descriptions and discovery images for approximately a third of the items in the collection, with more added continuously. The site also includes a growing list of links to artists’ books resources world wide.

Frieze Art Fair talks available for download

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 18 October 2007

frieze.jpgTalks from the 2007 Frieze Art Fair can now be downloaded from www.friezefoundation.org/talks. Talks available for streaming or downloading as an mp3 file include Dave Hickey on Custodians of culture; Ralph Rugoff and Tobias Rehberger on Theory & practice: art education today; and Roni Horn on Cultural cartography.

Arts on Film Archive launched

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 10 October 2007

Arts on Film Archive

The Arts Council’s film collection, which chronicles over 50 years of British art, has been made available in digital form to the academic community following a three-year project by film researchers at the University of Westminster. It currently contains 460 documentary films drawn from the Arts Council England’s film collection, and there are plans to add more films in the future.

The Arts Council Film Collection features 20th Century British Art as well as important architecture, theatre, poetry and dance. Artists featured include Bacon, Spencer, Hockney, Moore and the Young British Artist (YBA) group. Some of the best filmmakers in the UK, including Anthony Minghella and Isaac Julien, were commissioned to make films for the collection.  As well as focusing on individual artists, architects, writers and poets, the films document particular art movements that have continued to influence contemporary British Art, such as Surrealism, Dadaism, Futurism and Kinetic art.

The archive is accessible online at www.artsonfilm.org.uk to anyone in the academic community, and provides high resolution and full-screen quality footage.

Please note: Due to copyright restrictions films can only be streamed to ac.uk domain addresses.

Art Index Retrospective

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 9 October 2007

The library now has access to the Art Index Retrospective database which means that, in conjunction with the Art Full Text database, you can now search for articles published in international art journals from 1929 to the present.   Titles covered include Artforum, Studio International, Parkett, October, Screen, and several hundred others.

Access Art Index Retrospective and Art Full Text via Metalib.

New books added over the summer

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 9 October 2007

Books, catalogues and dvds added to library stock over the summer vacation include:

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Francis Alÿs. Phaidon Contemporary Artists, 2007. ART MN 19 ALY
Matthew Barney. No restraint. IFC Films, 2007. ISSUE DESK ART AV BAR
The real thing: contemporary art from China. Tate Liverpool, 2007. ART MX CHI
Cult fiction: art and comics. New Art Gallery Walsall, 2007. ART QUARTOS M 8 CUL
Chris Burden. Thames & Hudson / Locus +, 2007. ART MU 29 BUR

The full list can be found here:  Library acquisitions Summer 2007