The skin of years / Jim Allen : interviews with Jim Allen by Phil Dadson and Tony Green.

New Zealand artist and educator Jim Allen is both a formidable influence upon his followers and a prolific artist in his own right. A leader of post-object practices in the global south, Allen's immersive installations and light touch share much with his self-proclaimed heroes, experimental fil...

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Other Authors: Dadson, Philip (Interviewer), Green, Tony, 1936- (Interviewer)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Auckland, N.Z. : Clouds : Michael Lett , [2014]
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Summary:New Zealand artist and educator Jim Allen is both a formidable influence upon his followers and a prolific artist in his own right. A leader of post-object practices in the global south, Allen's immersive installations and light touch share much with his self-proclaimed heroes, experimental filmmaker and sculptor Len Lye and Brazilian kineticist Hélio Oitica. This robust reader contains over 300 pages of interviews with Allen, conducted largely by art historian Tony Green and fellow artist Phil Dadson. Through these colorful and often humorous oral histories, one can trace the narrative of Allen's life, including his participation in WWII and formation as an artist and teacher-and sailor!-from the 1950s until the present day. An important record of a woefully understudied figure of postwar art, Skin of Years presents Allen's dogged persistence to engage in what he has called "the art of the possible".
Physical Description:340 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0987659367
9780987659361
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