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Artists respond : American art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975

Uniform Title
Artists respond (Smithsonian American Art Museum)
Title
Artists respond : American art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 / Melissa Ho, Thomas Crow, Erica Levin, Katherine Markoski, Mignon Nixon, Martha Rosler ; edited by Melissa Ho.
ISBN
9780691191188
0691191182
Publication
Washington, DC : Smithsonian American Art Museum ; Princeton : in association with Princeton University Press, [2019]
Copyright Notice Date
©2019
Physical Description
xvi, 396 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Notes
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, March 15, 2019 to August 18, 2019. The exhibition will tour to the Minneapolis Institute of Art from September 28, 2019 to January 5, 2020"--Title page verso.
Summary
"By the late 1960s, the United States was in a pitched conflict in Vietnam, against a foreign enemy, and at home--between Americans for and against the war and the status quo. This powerful book showcases how American artists responded to the war, spanning the period from Lyndon B. Johnson's fateful decision to deploy US Marines to South Vietnam in 1965 to the fall of Saigon ten years later. Artists Respond brings together works by many of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period, including Asco, Chris Burden, Judy Chicago, Corita Kent, Leon Golub, David Hammons, Yoko Ono, and Nancy Spero. It explores how the moral urgency of the Vietnam War galvanized American artists in unprecedented ways, challenging them to reimagine the purpose and uses of art and compelling them to become politically engaged on other fronts, such as feminism and civil rights. The book presents an era in which artists struggled to synthesize the turbulent times and participated in a process of free and open questioning inherent to American civic life. Illustrated in color throughout, Artists Respond features a broad range of art, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance and body art, installation, documentary cinema and photography, and conceptualism"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 21, 2019
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-382) and index.
Contents
One thing: Viet-Nam: American art and the Vietnam war / Melissa Ho
Chronology and plates / Melissa Ho and Katherine Markoski, with contributions by Robert Cozzolino, Joe Madura, Sarah Newman, and E. Carmen Ramos
Bearing witness in American art of the Vietnam era / Thomas Crow
To change the form of film: experiments in cinema against the television war / Erica Levin
What's love got to do, got to do, with it? : feminist politics and America's war in Vietnam / Mignon Nixon
Vietnam story / Martha Rosler.
Also listed under
Ho, Melissa, editor. One thing.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, organizer, host institution.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, host institution.
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