40. Vitamin 3-D : new perspectives in sculpture and installation by the editors of Phaidon Press.

Paul Wong, Artistic Director and Master Papermaker at Dieu Donné Papermill in New York, will be lecturing tonight, Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30pm in The Bison Building (421 NE 10th Avenue and Glisan Street) for the graduates students enrolled in the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program. The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is a joint degree program offered by Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. The lecture is also free to the public.

Over his 32 year career at Dieu Donné, Wong has pioneered many new technical advances in the field of hand papermaking and has long been established as a distinguished leader in the field. His works feature many of his original papermaking processes and generally culminate into “major installations and works in paper for exhibitions” (here). Some of his work can be viewed on the Dieu Donné website here.

In anticipation of Wong’s talk tonight, the library has been researching installation artists, and, during that search, we discovered this week’s library pick: Vitamin 3-D : new perspectives in sculpture and installation! This book is amazing. It is an exhaustive survey of the current developments in contemporary sculpture and installation that covers of 300 artists from around the world. “Vitamin 3-D allows the reader to look at the medium in detail, to study sculpture’s [and installation art’s] unique properties in relation to itself, in relation to contemporary art and in relation to the world at large. An ongoing fascination with the key issues of modern sculpture, from the readymade to the specific object, today drives many artists to return to those issues again and again, with fresh and often surprising results.” (from here)

Artists spotlighted in this compilation include: Adel Abdessemed, Ai Weiwei, Allora + Calzadilla, David Altmejd, Micol Assael, Nairy Baghramian, Claire Barclay, Frank Benson, Michael Beutler, Huma Bhabha, Alexandra Bircken, Karla Black, Carol Bove, Martin Boyce, Matti Braun, Berlinde De Buyckere, Christoph Buchel, Michal Budny, Tom Burr, Jedediah Caesar, Valentin Carron, Marcelo Cidade, Steven Claydon, Peter Coffin, William Cordova, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre da Cunha, Jan De Cock, Thea Djordjadze, Trisha Donnelly, Tara Donovan, Jim Drain, Latifa Echakhch, Iran do Espirito Santo, Chris Evans, Geoffrey Farmer, Mounir Fatmi, Lara Favaretto, Vincent Fecteau, Urs Fischer, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Ryan Gander, Gelitin, Loris Greaud –Rachel Harrison, Jay Heikes, Jeppe Hein, Roger Hiorns, Evan Holloway, Christian Holstad, Thomas Houseago, Matthew Day Jackson, Koo Jeong-A, Daniel Joglar, Matt Johnson, Brian Jungen, Kitty Kraus, Gabriel Kuri, Robert Kusmirowski, Lisa Lapinski, Camilla Low, Renata Lucas, Nathan Mabry, Goshka Macuga, Mark Manders, Marepe, Kris Martin, Josephine Meckseper, Michaela Meise, Matthew Monahan, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ruben Ochoa, Damian Ortega, Mitzi Pederson, Mai-Thu Perret, Falke Pisano, Wilfredo Prieto, Tobias Putrih, Michael Queenland, Michael Rakowitz, Lisi Raskin, David Renggli –Mandla Reuter, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Eva Rothschild, Heather Rowe, Sterling Ruby, Tomas Saraceno, Bojan Sarcevic, Arcangelo Sassolino, Felix Schramm, Nora Schultz, Anna Sew Hoy, Mindy Shapero, Ranjani Shettar, Sudarshan Shetty, Gedi Sibony, Lucy Skaer, Monika Sosnowska, Simon Starling, Katja Strunz, Ricky Swallow, Mika Tajima, Luca Trevisani, Tatiana Trouve, Oscar Tuazon, Francis Upritchard, Rebecca Warren, Phoebe Washburn, Gary Webb, Klaus Weber, Eric Wesley, Haegue Yang, Tarek Zaki, and Thomas Zipp.

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6 thoughts on “40. Vitamin 3-D : new perspectives in sculpture and installation by the editors of Phaidon Press.

  1. I lived in New York for almost 20 years, a few of which were spent selling paper at one of the best Art Paper suppliers in the world. I fortunately got to meet many artists working with and making paper, I also got to visit Dieu Donne a couple of times for shows and demos. Very nice to see them still working hard to preserve the fine art of paper making. Thanks for bringing them back to mind!

  2. This sounds like it would be fascinating. I’m at times amazed and flummoxed, curious and bewildered by the whole “installation art” movement that seems to have taken off in the past 2 decades. Of course many people feel the same about “performance art” which I totally identify with. Thank god there’s so much variety and potential for creative expression.

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