Je cherche de l’information sur l’artiste Larry Kagan (sculpture: Café chair dans l’expo Ombre et lumière, rêves d’ombre vue en janvier 06). Où pourrais-je trouver de la doc? Des articles ont-ils paru sur lui? Merci de votre réponse.

Réponse apportée le 03/29/2006  par PARIS Bpi – Actualité, Art moderne, Art contemporain, Presse

Bonjour,

Voici quelques éléments extraits du site :

http://www.okharris.com/current/press8.htm

LARRY KAGAN Born in a German refugee camp, Kagan moved to Israel at age 5 and then to the
Bronx at age 12, After high school, he went to RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) to become an
aeronautical engineer, but discovered he was « more of an individualist » and found himself fulfilling
what it seems was his original destiny (« I was known in the family as ‘the kid who could draw’ « ) by
passing through SUNYA’s Masters in Studio Art program and landing a job in 1972 as an instructor
of sculpture at RPl, where he has worked ever since. How appropriate that one who’s life was directly
shaped so early by world-scale historical forces should be centrally concerned with « preserving choice
in an environment where choice is very limited. »
If all this sounds formidable, prospective viewers ought not be intimidated. In fact, far from ponderous
conceptual gravity, the prevailing mood of Kagan’s welded scrap metal sculpture is light, humorous
and playful. His generic pictures- landscapes, still lifes, window scenes- contained within an endlessly
inventive variety of welded junk-metal frames, offer the delightful charm of an inspired folk art and the
ironically cool wit of Pop-Modernism.

Seulement deux références d’articles trouvées sur les bases de données ARTbibliographies Modern
et DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
en allemand et en italien

1. Kagan e l’arte di vivere nell’ombra [Kagan and the art of living in shadow]
Masoero, Ada
Giornale dell’Arte, vol. 21, no. 237, Nov. 2004, pp. 30, 1 illus.
Review of the exhibition `Larry Kagan: Object-Shadow’ on show as part of the `Tribe Art Tour’ at the Triennale di Milano, Milan (5-14 Nov. 2004), Ex Bologna Motori in Bologna, Italy (19-28 Nov. 2004), Sala Espace in Turin, Italy (12-22 Jan. …

2. Reserve der Form
Buchhart, Dieter
Kunstforum International, no. 173, Nov.-Dec. 2004, pp. 366-7, 3 illus. (2 colour)
… the theme of formal chaos in Buster Keaton’s silent film One Week and Larry Kagan’s wire maze, and concludes by outlining the meaning of the exhibition title and how the exhibition relates to the Künstlerhaus’s wider programme.

Aucune référence n’a été trouvée sur Art Index, ni au catalogue de la Bibliothèque Kandinsky, centre de documentation du Centre Pompidou.

L’interrogation du catalogue de la bibliothèque publique de New York, ni celui du MOMA n’a donné aucun résultat.

Cordialement,

Eurêkoi
Bibliothèque publique d’information
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