Formats
Anthologies
119
Audio
296
Catalogues
339
Clothing
20
Editions
25
Ephemera
59
Literary
38
Monographs
137
Posters
237
Video
40
Zines
130

Shop > Monographs

#15116

Helen Chadwick: The Oval Court

Artist
Helen Chadwick
Writer
Marina Warner
Price
$26.00
Date
2022
Publisher
Afterall Books
Format
Monographs
ISBN
9781846382512
Genre
Arts Writing, Criticism, Contemporary Art
Description

In 1986 the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London showed a new commission by the artist Helen Chadwick (1954–1996). What Chadwick conceived for the ICA exhibition explored her characteristic themes—the female body (her own), the aesthetics of pleasure, the material variety and wonder of phenomena—but took them in a new, flamboyant direction. In this illustrated volume, Marina Warner examines one part of Chadwick’s installation, The Oval Court. This work was erotic, playful, and fierce; it showed imaginative ambition on an exceptional scale and a unique, piquant sensibility, both raunchy and delicate.

Despite the work’s recognition as a feminist monument of rare intensity, it has rarely been shown or discussed since the author’s catalogue essay for the original exhibition. Warner here reconsiders Chadwick’s influence as an artist who helped to shift conventional aesthetics and transvalue despised, even abominated forms. Exploring the work’s richly layered composition in light of intervening years, Warner shows how Chadwick’s imagination has shaped many artists’ ideas and ethics, and emboldened their adventures with materials.

  1. The Oval Court
 

Related Items

  1. Dan Adler and Hanne Darboven: Hanne Darboven: Cultural History 1880-1983 (softcover)
  2. Dara Birnbaum and T.J. Demos: Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman
  3. Craig Burnett and Philip Guston: Philip Guston: The Studio
  4. Sonja Ivekovic and Ruth Noack: Sanja Ivekovic: Triangle
  5. Walker Evans and Oliver Richon: Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner
  6. Michael Asher and Anne Rorimer: Michael Asher: Kunsthalle Bern, 1992
  7. Elizabeth Legge and Michael Snow: Michael Snow: Wavelength
  8. Alighiero e Boetti and Luca Cerizza: Alighiero e Boetti: Mappa
  9. Peter Gidal and Andy Warhol: Andy Warhol: Blow Job
  10. Bas Jan Ader and Jan Verwoert: Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous
  11. Beverly Buchanan and Amelia Groom: Beverly Buchanan: Marsh Ruins
  12. Kodwo Eshun and Dan Graham: Dan Graham: Rock My Religion
  13. Sarah Lucas and Amna Malik: Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel
  14. Sharon Lockhart and Howard Singerman: Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat
  15. Mark Leckey and Mitch Speed: Mark Leckey: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore
  16. Sabeth Buchmann, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Neville D’Almeida, and Hélio Oiticica: Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa—Program in Progress
  17. Rodney Graham and  Shepherd Steiner: Rodney Graham: Phonokinetoscope
  18. Boris Groys and Ilya Kabakov: Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew into Space from his Apartment
  19. Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Tom Holert: Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Celebration? Realife
  20. Michael Archer and Jeff Koons: Jeff Koons: One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank
  21. Patricia Lee and Sturtevant: Sturtevant: Warhol Marilyn
  22. Pierre Huyghe and Mark Lewis: Pierre Huyghe: Untitled (Human Mask)
  23. Mary Heilmann and Terry R. Myers: Mary Heilmann: Save the Last Dance for Me
  24. Peter Fischli, Jeremy Millar, and David Weiss: Fischli and Weiss: The Way Things Go
  25. Hollis Frampton and Rachel Moore: Hollis Frampton: (nostalgia)
  26. Stefan Gronert and Sigmar Polke: Sigmar Polke: Girlfriends
  27.  Luis Camnitzer: One Number is Worth One Word
  28. Anna Dezeuze and Thomas Hirschhorn: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  29. Suzanne Hudson and Agnes Martin: Agnes Martin: Night Sea
  30. Hito Steyerl: The Wretched of the Screen
  31. Jennifer Liese: Social Medium: Artists Writing 2000-2015
  32. Lisa Robertson: Proverbs of a She-Dandy
  33. Simon Morley: The Sublime
  34. Friederike Sigler: Work
  35. Althea Thauberger: The State of the Situation
  36. Liz Lanner: Parkett # 28
  37. Sylvie Fleury: Parkett # 58
  38. Maurizio Cattelan: Parkett # 59
  39. John Currin, Laura Owens, Michael Raedecker, and Lou Reed: Parkett # 65
  40. Parkett # 67