Friday, September 11, 2009

Contemporary Art in the VRC Image Collection

The VRC digital image collection focuses on materials that relate to the curriculum of the Department of Art and Art History. In addition to images of works by our faculty, graduate students, and artists from the Visiting Artist Program, the VRC acquires other images related to our faculty's teaching and research interests -- specifically those that are difficult to obtain in other places. Recent additions to the collection include hundreds of images of contemporary art, with a special focus on sculpture and installations. The artists represented are too numerous to list, but sources for images include vendors and fair-use scans from books. Some examples of recent sources are:
  • Judith Collins, Sculpture Today (2007)
  • Hugh Davies, Blurring the Boundaries : Installation Art, 1969-1996 (1996)
  • Nicolas De Oliveira, Installation Art in the New Millennium (1999)
  • Jiehong Jiang and Saatchi Gallery, The Revolution Continues: New Art in China (2006)
  • La Biennale de Venezia, Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind: Art in the Present Tense (2007)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial Exhibition (1997)
  • Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles (2005)
Stop by the VRC if you have questions about how to search for these kinds of materials effectively in our collection. We also welcome suggestions for our image collection from our faculty and students.

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