Michael Asher (born in 1943 with Los Angeles) is a conceptual artist American known since the end of the Années 1960 for its Installation S sepcific with the invested site which represent a criticism of the artistic institutions. Rather than to create new objets d'art, Asher deteriorates the existing environment while moving or by removing the works of art of walls, frontages, etc Asher is the son of the gallerist Betty Asher and Dr. Leonard Asher.
TeacherHe is also teaching famous with the California Institute off the Arts, where his course " post-studio art" consist of intensive criticisms of group which concentrates on only one work for eight hours and even more.
WorksIts work without title of 1991, a fountain out of granite flanked of a chechmate of flag was its first exposed work in manner permanent in public in the United States. It belongs to the Stuart Collection on the campus of the the University of California with San Diego.
ExposuresIts installations were exposed in many museums and galleries in the United States and in the World, such as for example with the Kunstverein Hamburg with Hamburg, with the Renaissance Society with Chicago, with the National center of art and culture Georges-Pompidou, with the National museum of Modern art with Paris, with the Museum off Modern Art with New York, with the Van Abbemuseum with Eindhoven, with the Art Institute off Chicago, with the Banff Center Canada, with the Krefeld Kunstmuseum in Germany, with the Biennale de Venise, etc
- Michael Asher: , Kunsthalle Bern/von Ulrich Loock ; Kunsthalle Bern (1995)
- Michael Asher: The Society Rebirth, University off Chicago, January 21-March 4,1990 ; Rebirth Society At the University off Chicago (1991).
- Writings, 1973-1983, one Works 1969-1979, write with the historian of art Benjamin Buchloh, The Close off the Nova Scotia College off Art and Design (1983).
- Exhibitions in Europa 1972-1977 ; Van Abbemuseum (1980). ( ASIN B0007AYDW4)
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