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Relocations: Selected Art Essays and Interviews Matthew Kangas

Relocations: Selected Art Essays and Interviews

Matthew Kangas

Published May 17th 2008
ISBN : 9781877675706
Hardcover
480 pages
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This book is one of the few essay collections dealing with the history of a remarkable and often overlooked art center: Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Concentrating on the final quarter of the 20th century with focused studies of the 1920sMoreThis book is one of the few essay collections dealing with the history of a remarkable and often overlooked art center: Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Concentrating on the final quarter of the 20th century with focused studies of the 1920s through the 1960s, Relocations is ideal reading for artists, critics, teachers, collectors and curators interested in how regional art centers evolve and thrive. Kangas presents his canon of major and minor figures of the period in an accessible intelligent style that captures the excitement and intensity of Seattles growth from pioneer backwater to international seaport and nexus of high technology with a rich visual arts culture. As they stand together, the current essays and interviews are a blend of art criticism and art history. They deal with artists who have relocated to the Pacific Northwest and Seattle, or who have visited here for periods of time, or who have brought their own prior regional sensibilities to the geographical region of the U.S. farthest away from New York. Critical opinion about non-Northwest artists has been relocated too, . . . put into perspective within the context of local artists who, like Robert Smithson and Buster Simpson, amy no have ever met, but who shared much more with one another than one might ever have imagined.