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Outliers and American vanguard art / Lynne Cooke with Douglas Crimp, Darby English, Suzanne Hudson, Thomas J. Lax, Jennifer Jane Marshall, Richard Meyer, Jenni Sorkin.

Author/creator Cooke, Lynne author.
Other author/creatorNational Gallery of Art (U.S.), publisher.
Other author/creatorUniversity of Chicago. Press, publisher.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Washington : National Gallery of Art ; Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Descriptionxv, 396 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 32 cm
Contents Director's foreword / Earl A. Powell III -- Lenders to the exhibition -- Acknowledgements -- Note to the reader -- Boundary trouble : Navigating margin and mainstream / Lynne Cooke -- Modernism's war on terror / Darby English -- How to make a modern primitive / Richard Meyer -- Find-and-seek : Discovery narratives, Americanization, and other tales of genius in modern American folk art / Jennifer Jane Marshall -- Black folk art redux : A curatorial roundtable / Lynne Cooke, John Beardsley, Katherine Jentleson. Faheem Majeed -- Museums, oh museums / Thomas J. Lax -- Affinities in abstraction : Textiles, otherness, paintings in the 1970's / Jenni Sorkin -- Archives of femininity / Douglas Crimp -- Personal voyages / Suzanne Hudson -- Plates : c.1924 to 1943 : Folk aesthetics refigured -- c.1968 to 1992 : Commensurables and incommensurables -- c.1998 to 2013 : Determining difference differently -- Biographies -- Checklist of the exhibition -- Index.
Abstract Some 250 works explore three distinct periods in American history when mainstream and outlier artists intersected, ushering in new paradigms based on inclusion, integration, and assimilation. The exhibition aligns work by such diverse artists as Charles Sheeler, Christina Ramberg, and Matt Mullican with both historic folk art and works by self-taught artists ranging from Horace Pippin to Janet Sobel and Joseph Yoakum. It also examines a recent influx of radically expressive work made on the margins that redefined the boundaries of the mainstream art world, while challenging the very categories of "outsider" and "self-taught." Historicizing the shifting identity and role of this distinctly American version of modernism's "other," the exhibition probes assumptions about creativity, artistic practice, and the role of the artist in contemporary culture. The exhibition is curated by Lynne Cooke, senior curator, special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art.--Provided by publisher.
General note"The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, January 28-May 13, 2018; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 24-September 30, 2018; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 18, 2018 - March 18, 2019."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formExhibition catalogs.
Genre/formExhibition catalogs.
LCCN 2017035749
ISBN9780226522272 hardcover
ISBN022652227X hardcover
ISBN9780894684104 paperback
ISBN0894684108 paperback
Govt. docs number SI 8.2:V 26

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