An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art

An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art


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Compiling the work of 15 international artists, this generously illustrated book provides a multi-faceted lens through which to explore ideas of affect and intimacy. Affect is an essentially indefinable, largely non-conscious quality that correlates to the experience of diverse emotional and physiological states. This exciting book examines the idea of affect in art. Drawing from an international cadre of contemporary artists working in a variety of media, this book addresses the question of how bodies are affected by intimate relationships with and through objects. The book investigates the kinds of intimate relationships we form with art; explores how art acts as a vehicle for affective engagement or transactions of desire; what role gender plays in affect; and how we experience this force in works of art.

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ISBN-13: 9783791356112
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 06/22/2017
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,018,116
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Henriette Huldisch is a curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA.

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