For more than 20 years, Worldwide Books has proudly sponsored two annual research awards for the ARLIS/NA membership. This year's awards were presented at the ARLIS/NA conference in New York.
We would like to congratulate Judy Dyki and Paul Glassman, the authors of The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship (second edition; American Library Association, Chicago, 2017; Worldwide 183655), who won the 2017 Worldwide Books Award for Publications.
We would like to thank the ARLIS/NA Research Awards Committee for carefully reviewing the nominations and for selecting the winners.



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Featured Artists

Rineke Dijkstra

Since the late 1980s, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra (b.1959) has achieved international acclaim with her large-scale photographs and films. She has produced an impressive body of work characterized by stark portraiture, often of children, adolescents and young adults. Her work has been showcased in a 2012 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Other solo exhibitions have been held at the Stedelijk Museum, Tate Liverpool, Jeu de Paume, and recently at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (see Worldwide 38362), and in 2017 she won the Hasselblad Award (see Worldwide 84640), one of the world's most prestigious photography awards.

Ugo Rondinone

In a new 3-part publication, art publisher JRP/Ringier Kunstverlag has documented three extensive series of paintings by New York-based Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (b.1964): Pure Sunshine examines the Target paintings (1992-2015), while New Horizon features the Stripe paintings (1999-2011). The forthcoming third volume, Kiss Now, Kill Later, is dedicated to the Landscape paintings (1989-2011). The catalogues were published following exhibitions held between 2011 and 2013 at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris and Brussels, and Sadie Coles HQ, London.

      New Horizon                  Pure Sunshine             Kiss Now, Kill Later
    Worldwide 84644            Worldwide 84645            Worldwide 815280


Istanbul Biennial
The two-volume catalogue of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, co-published by Koenig Books, London, is now available. An exhibition catalogue titled A Good Neighbour: Exhibition is accompanied by a book titled A Good Neighbour: Stories,  which contains personal stories and reminiscences about homes, neighbors and neighborhoods contributed by visual artists and writers.
The 2017 edition of the Istanbul Biennial was curated by Danish artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The exhibition featured 55 artists from 32 countries, and was held at six different venues across Istanbul, including Istanbul Modern, Pera Museum and the Galata Greek Primary School.

Istanbul Modern and other venues in Istanbul, 2017. Organized and published by Istandul Kultur Sanat Vakfi. Published in association with Koenig Books, London. 
Two volumes. 23 x 16 cm. Vol. 1 ( Sergi/Exhibition): 566 pp. with 175 ills. (151 col.). Vol. 2 ( Hikayeler/Stories): 612 pp. with 24 ills.  
ISBN 978-3-960982-48-7  Paperbound 
Bilingual in Turkish and English.
Worldwide Number: 38323 

Museum Publications

Ashmolean Museum
Masterpieces by such artists as Poussin, Lorrain, Tiepolo and Guardi are featured in a new  catalogue of Baroque and later paintings in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum . Detailed entries accompany excellent color reproductions of some 180 paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, most of them by French, Italian or Spanish artists. The book is a fascinating study of often obscure but noteworthy canvases, many of which were previously unpublished. Catalogue author Catherine Whistler describes the featured works as "early or untypical works by major artists, unusual pictures with a strong scholarly appeal or fine paintings by little-known artists." (Worldwide 84416 )

Minneapolis Institute of Art
In two recent exhibitions, the Minneapolis Institute of Art displayed works by two contemporary Asian artists whose oeuvres blend traditional ink painting techniques with Western styles and themes.

Before his formal training in traditional ink painting and calligraphy, Chinese painter Liu Dan (b. 1953) taught himself to draw by studying black-and-white photographs of European Old Master drawings. The still lifes and landscapes on display in a 2016 show reveal his considerable virtuosity and extensive knowledge of disparate artistic traditions. (Worldwide 84627)
Best known as an industrial designer, Japanese painter Minol Araki (1928-2010) was also a prolific amateur ink painter. Encompassing contrasting notions of East and West, design and art, and amateur and professional, his work reflects a deep engagement with traditional East Asian ink painting and an innovative reimagining of that tradition. (Worldwide 84628 )

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