"For the past twenty-five years, The Fabric Workshop and Museum - an experimental arts laboratory in Philadelphia - has been sponsoring the creation of new works in fabric and other unconventional materials by leading artists. Doug Aitken, Chris Burden, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Glenn Ligon, Louise Nevelson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Rachel Whiteread are among the many artists who have collaborated with The Fabric Workshop and Museum to redefine the boundaries of fabric and other innovative materials - including rubber, industrial felt, fiberglass, horse hair, hog intestine, and plastic - as artistic media." "Over its twenty-five year history, The Fabric Workshop and Museum has also evolved into an influential contemporary art museum with a significant permanent collection. This book, which accompanies a twenty-five-year retrospective exhibition from the collection, highlights more than fifty artists' projects. In addition to those mentioned above, the artists, designers, and architects include Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Faith Ringgold, Yinka Shonibare, Gary Simmons, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and Yukinori Yanagi." "The essays included in New Materials as New Media range from a personal musing on specific art objects to a historical investigation of cloth's use and meaning. The book has an introduction by Mark Rosenthal, interviews by Ruth Fine and Thelma Golden, and essays by Francesco Bonami, Arthur Danto, Larry Rinder, and Robert Storr."--BOOK JACKET.
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