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Juan Davila / Guy Brett and Roger Benjamin ; with writings by Juan Davila. (2006)

Authors: Brett, Guy., Benjamin, Roger, 1957-, Davila, Juan, 1946-, Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, N.S.W.), National Gallery of Victoria
Publisher:Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press ; Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 71 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 62 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Brett, Guy.
Physical Description:
  • vii, 254 p. : ill. (chiefly coll.) , ports. ; 30 cm.
Series:
  • Second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes ; no. 79.
  • Second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes ; no. 79.
  • Miegunyah volumes second series ; 2:79
  • Miegunyah volumes second series ; 2:79
  • Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 79.
  • Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 79.
Summary:
  • "This book features a powerful selection of paintings, installations and works on paper from the early 1970s to the present, as well as a selection of the artist's incisive essays and written commentary on key words. Newly commissioned texts by British curator and critic Guy Brett and Australian art historian and curator Roger Benjamin examine the contexts and development of Davila's work, indicating the scope and sources of his art in Latin American popular culture, Australua visual culture, the history of art and politcal history. Over the last three decades, Davila has used painting to interrogate cultural, sexual and social indentities, resulting in a rich, complex and provocative body of work that has consistently challenged dominant political and art-historical narratives from the perspective of Chile and Australia." - book jacket.
Contents:
  • Foreword /​ Elizabeth Ann Macgregor
  • Nothing has been settled /​ Guy Brett
  • The mesh of images /​ Roger Benjamin
  • 1970s. Aboriginality: a lugubrious game? /​ Juan Davila
  • 1980s. The ruins of Adelaide /​ Juan Davila
  • 1990s. Woomera /​ Juan Davila
  • 2000s. Courbet's Curtain /​ Juan Davila
  • Works on paper.
  • More...
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Notes:
  • Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 9 September - 12 November 2006 ; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 30 November 2006 - 4 February 2007.
  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography: p. 247-250.
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 9780522852448
  • 0522852440 :
Dewey Number:
  • 709.20994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 40223082
  • 40223082
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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