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Kerry Brougher, Russell Ferguson, Dario Gamboni

Damage Control

Art and Destruction Since 1950

Damage Control
$ 60.00| £ 45.00

Timely and wide-ranging, this volume explores in-depth the theme of destruction in international contemporary art.

While destruction as a theme can be traced throughout art history, from the early atomic age it has remained a pervasive and compelling element of contemporary visual culture. Damage Control features the work of more than 40 international artists working in a range of media—painting, sculpture, photography, film, installation, and performance— who have used destruction as a means of responding to their historical moment and as a strategy for inciting spectacle and catharsis, as a form of rebellion and protest, or as an essential part of re-creation and restoration. Including works by such diverse artists as Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol, Bruce Conner, Yoko Ono, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pipilotti Rist, Yoshitomo Nara,and Laurel Nakadate, the book reaches beyond art to enable a broader understanding of culture and society in the aftermath of World War II, under the looming fear of annihilation in the atomic age, and in the age of terrorism and other disasters, real and imagined.

Hardcover, 224 pages, 24x28, 227 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5316-6
US November 18, 2013
UK November 18, 2013
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Kerry Brougher

KERRY BROUGHER, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, was Interim Director and Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C ., Director of Modern Art Oxford, and a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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Russell Ferguson

Russell Ferguson is chair of the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and adjunct curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

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