Artpark

1974-1984

Sandra Q. Firmin

     11.5 × 9.25 in (29.2 × 23.5 cm)
Hardcover
256 pages
304 color illustrations, 38 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616890193


Artpark chronicles the seminal years of an innovative summer residency program during which a diverse group of artists created temporary public artworks in Lewiston, New York, against the dramatic vistas of the Niagara Gorge. Founded during a transitional period in contemporary art when many artists left their studios for alternative art spaces, Artpark successfully balanced a populist mission with the commissioning of some of the most compelling avant-garde art of its day. The first time in print, Artpark features color documentation of these site-specific and performance artworks both in the process of being created and the act of being experienced.


Sandra Q. Firmin has been curator of the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts since 2003. She holds a Master's from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (2002) and was awarded a Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Fellowship at Arcadia University Art Gallery. Kim Jones: A Retrospective, which she co-curated with Julie Joyce, was accompanied by the catalogue Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones, co-edited with Joyce and co-published by MIT Press (2006). Other recent publications include contributions to exhibition catalogues for Max Protetch (New York, 2008) and the Wharf, Centre d'art contemporain de Basse-Normandie (2007).


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