Ruby Sircar

  • Der symbolische Auftraggeber / The Symbolic Commissioner

    Der symbolische Auftraggeber / The Symbolic Commissioner

    Søren Grammel, Michael Hirsch, Mari Laanemets, Ruby Sircar, and Jan Verwoert

    The expression “Der symbolische Auftraggeber/The Symbolic Commissioner” refers to the utopia of the New Man, which various avant-gardes from art, dance, and architecture proclaimed both the client and the aim of their artistic production at the beginning of the 20th century. This client is a symbolic one, because his actual identity remains ambivalent. Houses and carpets, wallpapers and suits, new cities and chairs were designed for him. Yet the figure has remained a utopian one, flaring-up only for brief moments and as a fragmentary manifestation from the productions of the artists.

    A thematic book including a.o. numerous color views of the exhibitions “Idealismusstudio” and “Die Blaue Blume” (the latter counted among the “Best themed Shows 2007” in frieze magazine, 2008). Both projects took place at the Grazer Kunstverein.

    Co-published with Grazer Kunstverein

    Contributors Anni Albers, Vojin Bakić, Martin Beck, Christoph Bruckner, Saim Demircan, Luca Frei, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Heidrun Holzfeind, Marine Hugonnier, David Jourdan, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen, Paul Klee, Katarzyna Kobro, Hilary Lloyd, Marika Lõoke & Jüri Okas, Camilla Løw, Kenneth Martin, Ulrike Meinhof, George Nelson, Silke Otto-Knapp, Vaclav Pozarek, Florian Roithmayr, Giles Round, Nora Schultz, Sean Snyder, Juliane Solmsdorf, Pernille Kapper Williams.

    • Hardcover $34.00

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  • Fashion and Postcolonial Critique

    Fashion and Postcolonial Critique

    Elke Gaugele and Monica Titton

    Fashion and Postcolonial Critique outlines a critical global fashion theory from a postcolonial perspective. It investigates contemporary articulations of postcolonial fashion critique, and analyzes fashion as a cultural, historical, social, and political phenomenon involved in and affected by histories of colonial domination, anti-colonial resistance, and processes of decolonization and globalization. Stemming from a range of different disciplines, such as art history, textile studies, anthropology, history, literary studies, cultural studies, sociology, fashion media, and fashion theory, the contributions in this book reflect the multidisciplinary and diverse nature of postcolonial fashion research today.

    Contributors Christine Checinska, Christine Delhaye, Burcu Dogramaci, Sonja Eismann, Elke Gaugele, Gabriele Genge, Birgit Haehnel, Sabrina Henry, Helen Jennings, Alexandra Karentzos, Hana Knížová, Christian Kravagna, Gabriele Mentges, Birgit Mersmann, Heval Okcuoglu, Walé Oyéjidé Esq., Leslie W. Rabine, Ruby Sircar, Angela Stercken, Sølve Sundsbø, Monica Titton

    Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, vol. 22

    • Paperback $27.00