Enrique Martinez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews, 1990-2010

Enrique Martinez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews, 1990-2010

By: Enrique Martinez Celaya (author), Klaus Ottmann (contributor)Paperback

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This collection, spanning two decades of artistic activity, features selections of writings tracing the intellectual influences and development of one of the more formidable and productive minds in the contemporary art world. The writings of Enrique Martinez Celaya comprise public lectures; essays; interviews; correspondence with artists, critics, and scholars; artist statements; blog posts; and journal entries. This selection of writings includes the six public lectures Martinez Celaya delivered during his three-year appointment as the second Visiting Presidential Professor at the University of Nebraska. Marked by an encyclopedic curiosity and considerable knowledge about the world, these lectures explore the nature of photography and painting, the role of the artist as prophet, the relationship of art to the university and the museum, as well as reflections on his own work. Enrique Martinez Celaya: Collected Writings and Interviews, 1990-2010 features seventy-nine photographs from Martinez Celaya's collection; an introduction by Klaus Ottmann, who teaches art history at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is the Robert Lehman Curator for The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York; and a foreword by James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska.

About Author

Born in Cuba in 1964, Enrique Martinez Celaya majored in applied physics at Cornell University and pursued a PhD in quantum electronics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was supported by a fellowship from the Brookhaven National Laboratory. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine and received his MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was an associate professor at Pomona College and the Claremont Graduate University (1994-2003) and was Visiting Presidential Professor at the University of Nebraska (2007-10). His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum der Bildenden Kunste Leipzig and others. His awards include the Anderson Ranch National Artist Award, the California Community Foundation Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Art Here and Now Award and the Hirsch Grant. In 1998 he founded Whale and Star, a publishing house whose books are distributed internationally. He is the author of numerous books, including Martinez Celaya: Early Work, Nomad, and The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry.


Foreword by James B. Milliken Introduction by Klaus Ottmann Notes, 1990 Notes, 1991 Notes, 1992 Notes, 1993 A Manifesto, 1994 Notes, 1994 Notes, 1996 From an interview with Christopher Miles, 1997 Notes, 1997 From an interview with M. A. Greenstein, 1998 Notes, 1998 Berlin, 1998 From a Conversation with Donald Baechler, 1999 Notes to Anne Trueblood Brodzky, 1999 From a Conversation with Amnon Yariv, 1999 From an interview with Howard N. Fox, 1999 Notes, 2 Notes, 2001 Making and Meaning, 2001 From a lecture at the Orange County Museum of Art, 2001 Notes, 2002 From a letter to Daniel A. Siedell, 2002 From an interview with L. Kent Wolgamott, 2003 From Twelve Thoughts on the October Cycle, 2003 Letter of Resignation, 2003 From a Letter to Lisa Tamiris Becker, 2003 From a Conversation with Roald Hoffmann, 2003 Schneebett, 2004 Notes, 2004 Letter to Leon Golub, 2004 From an interview with Richard Whittaker, 2004 From a lecture at the Berliner Philharmonie, 2004 Notes, 2005 Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, 2005 From "Currency for the Knowledge Economy," The Fuzzy Boundary: Science and Art, 2005 Shaping Language, 2006 Notes, 2006 Introductions to Projects, 2006 Photography as Grief, 2007 The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry, 2007 Sunday, August 26. Adorno as Cliche Saturday, September 1. The Road Wednesday, September 5. The end is important in all things (II) Thursday, September 6. Criticism and Imitation Saturday, September 8. A New Body of Work Wednesday, September 12. In Favor of Speaking Up Sunday, September 16. Complexity and Tidy Packages Thursday, September 27. Reflections on a Return Tuesday, December 4. Tall Words A Personal Note on Art and Compassion, 2007 Notes, 2007 From Considering Painting and Meaning, 2007 Boy Raising His Arm, 2007 The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry, 2008 Thursday, February 7. Santa Monica Studio Tuesday, February 12. Soul Searching Monday, March 17. A Witty Age Thursday, May 13. Being Cuban Thursday, June 12. On Looking at the Work Done Wednesday, July 16. The Hand Tuesday, October 14. Unreasonable Pursuits: Moby-Dick Tuesday, October 21. A Sentimental Education Tuesday, December 2. Radical Doubting Tuesday, November 11, 2008; Wednesday, December 17, 2008; Tuesday, December 23, 2008; Friday, January 9, 2009. Painting and Structure Art and Museums, 2008 From an interview with Gillian Serisier, 2008 Systems, Time, and Daybreak, 2008 From an interview with Greg McComb, 2008 From an interview with Prue Gibson, 2009 The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry, 2009 Friday, January 23; Friday, January 30. Failure Tuesday, February 3. Meltingly sweet, in autumn Thursday, February 5. Innocent Fraud Tuesday, April 28. You and the Kindle Tuesday, May 12; Wednesday, May 13. Get Rid of Your Excuse Art and the University, 2009 Notes, 2009 The Prophet, 2009 On Painting, 2010

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  • ISBN13: 9780803234741
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780803234741
  • ISBN10: 0803234740

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