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Grant Stevens : Are You Upset with Me?

Stevens, Grant William, Pennings, Mark W., & Kraus, Chris (2011) Grant Stevens : Are You Upset with Me? Institute of Modern Art and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Brisbane , Qld, and Sydney, NSW.

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Abstract

Grant Stevens is ambivalent. The young Brisbane artist made his name with a series of computer-generated animated-text videos that explore clichés but seem undecided as to whether they are trivial and vacuous, profound and authentic or somehow both at once. Stevens plunders mass-media sources (the familiar image repertoire dished up by Hollywood, television, pop music and the Internet) as readymade content. He explores this everyday language, sometimes for its ambiguity, but more often for its almost uncanny lucidity. Resembling meditation and relaxation guides, his recent videos beg the question: what made us so anxious?

This book examines Stevens' artistic output over the first ten years of his practice. It includes essays by Mark Pennings and Chris Kraus.

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ID Code: 50203
Item Type: Book
Keywords: art, monograph, Grant Stevens
ISBN: 9781875792733
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright Institute of Modern Art and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, the authors, and artist, 2011.
Deposited On: 14 May 2012 08:10
Last Modified: 14 May 2012 08:10

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