Itself an art object
, the massive (13 pounds-yes, we weighed it) work consists of two volumes housed in a slipcase designed to look like a premium vinyl boxed set, reflecting one of the artist's continuing passions: music.
She believes that such exhibitions educate the public about the story behind every art object
: from its creation and historic context to their travels and biography as well as their preservation in MIA's collection.
Holly (history of art, Williams College) explores the ways art historians engage in melancholic recollection of the past through their study of art objects
. Because the worlds from which past art objects
come from are lost to the art historian, Holly is interested in (1) what the art historian is trying to do by writing about these affectively charged objects and (2) whether the art historian even really encounters the art object
when approached this way.
Engagement with art and culture is very much about exercising intellectual and aesthetic choice; the choice to visit a museum or library and the choice to engage with an art object
in a busy city centre location - or not.
The catalogue has become the actual art object
, which has in turn been dematerialized.
Firm, unyielding bags and luggage work well for this assignment, but anything that's "squashy" and pliable must be stuffed tightly with newspaper to be more easily transformed into an art object
To design a building as an iconic art object
is to continue this dissociation.
Nominees were presented with Swarovski's Ray Art Object
, a custom crystal created especially for the evening by Swarovski.
Even with the ability to look at an unlimited amount of art at any time on the Internet, there is no substitute for being in the presence of the actual art object
. On the Internet, as in books, all art has a similar flat, lifeless look.
The application of psychoanalytic concepts to visual art enriches our view of the art object
and the artist by exploring the influence of the artist's life history on his or her artistic productions, as well as the psychological meaning for the artist of the creative process.
The flesh photographer said: "I use the body as a shape - as an art object
, not a sex object."
Each month from February 1950 to January 1951, editor and creator Fleur Cowles hit America's newsstands with a dazzling words-and-pictures melange that was as much an art object
as it was a magazine.