Daniel Joseph Martinez: PCC Artist in Residence 2011
The following bibliography provides sources relating to the artist Daniel Joseph Martinez, best known for the “political” and “racial” aspects of his works. Two of his most known pieces are “Divine Violence” shown at the Whitney Museum and an exhibit he organized in which buttons were passed out reading “I Can’t Imagine Ever Wanting to be White.” A nationally known artist, Martinez is originally from Los Angeles. He is Pasadena City College’s Artist-in-Residence for Spring 2011.
Bui, Phong. “Daniel Joseph Martinez with Phong Bui.” The Brooklyn Rail. 2008. http://www.brooklynrail.org/2008/03/art/daniel-joseph-martinez-with-phong-bui
An interview which covers Martinez as an artist and a person. He discusses the influences on his life and his work, the inspirations for certain pieces, what his college experience was like, and how he’s grown as an artist.
“Daniel Joseph Martinez.” ArtCat. 2010. http://www.artcat.com/exhibits/11961
A short biography of the artist, covering his trip to Alaska and his purposes for this journey. Also discusses his work entitled "The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend and My Friend Is My Enemy. Did You Know It Snows in Los Angeles in the Summer Time.”
- Holzer, Stacey. “Focused Awareness: Daniel Joseph Martinez.” Visual Seen. Fall 2010. http://www.visualseen.net/Daniel-Joseph-Martinez-medianation-conceptual-photography-houston-2010.html
Holzer discusses the styles and forms Martinez uses in his art and what she believes them to represent.
- Martinez, Daniel Joseph. Comprehensive Information About the Artist. ARTINFO. Louise Blouin Media. 2010 http://www.artinfo.com/artists/profile/4399/daniel-joseph-martinez/
Includes current information about the artist including a list of upcoming events, display locations, news or features about the artist, and works for sale.
- Shaked, Nizan. “How Many Billboards?” MAK Center for Art and Architecture. http://www.howmanybillboards.org/daniel-joseph-martinez.html
An image of a billboard that was created by Martinez with an accompanying description of the work and the type of artwork he creates. Includes a brief biography and a map showing the location of the billboard.
- Whitney Museum of Modern Art. “Daniel Joseph Martinez.” 2008 Whitney Biennial.http://whitney.org/www/2008biennial/www/?section=artists&page=artist_martinez
Displays and describes the artist's work shown at the Whitney Biennial 2008. Includes a short biography and a discussion of his work.
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- Als, Hilton. "The Shadow Act." New Yorker 8 Oct. 2007: 70-79. ProQuest. (Full Text).
This article discusses one woman’s journey as she develops as an artist and a designer. In struggling with issues of race and cultural prejudice she references one of Martinez’s art pieces entitled “I can’t imagine ever wanting to be white.”
- Dabkowski, Colin. "CEPA displays the profound, provocative 'Art of War'. " McClatchy - Tribune Business News 27 June 2010. ProQuest. (Full Text)
This article summarizes an art show called “The Art of War” that opened at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and discusses Martinez's piece displayed at the Whitney.
- Heartney, Eleanor. "Talking Politics 2008." Art in America 96.6 (2008): 162. ProQuest. (Full text)
Martinez is one of six artists interviewed who are known for the political content of their work. He discusses how art has changed in that you can no longer ask the same questions once asked about art. People have “lost the memory of the purpose of art,” he says.
- Martinez, Daniel Joseph, and David Levi Strauss. "After the End: A Modest Proposal." Art Journal 64.2 (2005): 52-60. ProQuest. (Full text PDF)
A discussion between the artist and writer/critic David Levi Strauss, providing a glimpse of Martinez’s political views that are so often portrayed in his artwork. They discuss the 2004 presidential election and the reasons why, they believe, the democrats did not win.
- Schjeldahl, Peter. "No Offense." The New Yorker 8 Mar. 2010: 80. ProQuest. (Full text)
Describes the artwork shown at the Whitney Biennial in 2010. The author also discusses the changes in political art or as he calls it “protest art.” He specifically mentions Martinez’s exhibit which took place during the “Clintonian nineties.”
- Vogel, Carol. "Company's Fortunes Change, And the Whitney Benefits :[Movies, Performing Arts/Weekend Desk]. " New York Times 6 Feb. 2009, Late Edition (East Coast): ProQuest. (Full text)
Discusses the first Martinez work to be added to the museum’s permanent collection, “Divine Violence.”
- Martinez, Daniel Joseph. Daniel Joseph Martinez : A Life of Disobedience : In the Age of Apocalyptic Despair and Utopian Hope. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009.
Location: Temporarily shelved at Instructor Reserves under "Artist in Residence" (Circulation Desk). NX512.M37 M37 2009
Covers the artist's life and artwork, and includes essays with in-depth critiques of Martinez’s art up until 2008.
- Vicario, Gilbert. The Fully Enlightened Earth Radiates Disaster Triumphant : Daniel Joseph Martinez : United States Pavilion, 10th International Cairo Biennale 2006 / Gilbert Vicario. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2006.
Location: Temporarily shelved at Instructor Reserves under "Artist in Residence" (Circulation Desk).
NX512.M37 V53 2006
A catalogue of Daniel Joseph Martinez’s works as the U.S. representative at the 2006 Cairo Biennial. His artwork in this show uses mutation and schizophrenia to force people to look deeper into ideals of beauty as well as politics.
Compiled by: M. Sherman. Edited by D. Haley. 3/2011