Sam Durant

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Sam Durant

Ed. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, text(s) by Michael Darling, Kevin Young, contributions by Rita Kersting mit dem Künstler, foreword by Jeremy Strick, Georg Kulenkampff

German, English

2002. 120 pp., 108 ills.


20.10 x 26.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-9120-5

Sam Durant's works address utopias and their failures. They cross past events to create relationship between art-historical, pop- cultural, and political phenomena that have come to define popular, particularly American, culture during the last thirty- five years. Durant's conceptually conceived, multimedia installations refer to specific guiding figures and ideas; artist Robert Smithson and his work on entropic processes, rock stars Mick Jagger and Neil Young, as well as Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton, are in different ways integrated into his work. The enormous enthusiasm with which Durant's work has been received in Germany thus far is surprising on first sight, given his preoccupation with specifically American issues. However, when considered in relation to Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Dennis Hopper, or Mike Kelley, Durant extends Germany's fascination with American art. The publication provides a fundamental survey on Durant's work and contains a detailed and knowledgeable essay by Michael Darling, an enlightening interview between Rita Kersting and Sam Durant, as well as a poetic text by Kevin Young.

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