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AUTHOR: HANNA EXEL

Posts by Hanna Exel
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July 15, 2013  |  Intern Chronicles
A Community Affair: Exploring Contemporary Art in Chicago

When I set out for a week in Chicago I thought I would be able to leave with a comprehensive, fully formed picture of the city’s contemporary art scene. Instead, I found myself exploring only the tip of a very large iceberg. Read more

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April 18, 2013  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Chris Burden Captures Coyotes… on Paper, at Least


It might surprise you to hear that one of the facets of contemporary printmaking that I find most exciting is projects by artists who work predominately in other mediums. These artists often approach traditional printmaking techniques with a fresh perspective, from which they can frequently discover new ways of using the medium to serve their unique artistic goals. Chris Burden’s 2005 print portfolio Coyote Stories is an excellent example of this exploratory spirit. Read more

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January 17, 2013  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Taking a Slice Out of Modern Art: The Artists’ Books of Noriko Ambe

Noriko Ambe. Current - A Private Atlas: Gerhard Richter. 2009. Artist’s book. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2013 Noriko Ambe.

Noriko Ambe. Current—A Private Atlas: Gerhard Richter. 2009. Artist’s book. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2013 Noriko Ambe

The collection of MoMA’s Department of Prints and Illustrated Books includes a much broader range of material than the term “prints” can convey: in addition to the single-sheet prints that most viewers think of and the multiples I highlighted in my last post, the collection includes a multitude of books produced or illustrated by artists. Read more

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November 15, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Division and Multiplication: Arman’s Multiples

Comprising more than 53,000 artworks, the collection of MoMA’s Department of Prints and Illustrated Books tells the story of modern and contemporary art through editions: art objects that can exist in more than one copy. As you might guess from the name of the department, the vast majority of these are works on paper; however, the collection also represents the rich tradition of three-dimensional editions, known as multiples. Read more