Thinking about Exhibitions / Edition 1

Thinking about Exhibitions / Edition 1

by Bruce W. Ferguson, Reesa Greenberg, Sandy Nairne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415115906

ISBN-13: 9780415115902

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An anthology of writings on exhibition practice from artists, critics, curators and art historians plus artist-curators. It addresses the contradictions posed by museum and gallery sited exhibitions, as well as investigating the challenge of staging art presentations, displays or performances, in settings outside of traditional museum or gallery locales.  See more details below

Overview

An anthology of writings on exhibition practice from artists, critics, curators and art historians plus artist-curators. It addresses the contradictions posed by museum and gallery sited exhibitions, as well as investigating the challenge of staging art presentations, displays or performances, in settings outside of traditional museum or gallery locales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415115902
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The Museum and the 'Ahistorical' Exhibition: the latest gimmick by the arbiters of taste, or an important cultural phenomenon?7
2Brokering Identities: art curators and the politics of cultural representation21
3Large Exhibitions: a sketch of a typology39
4For Example, Documenta, or, How is Art History Produced?67
5The Exhibitionary Complex81
6The Museum Flat113
7Naming Names: the art of memory and the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt133
8Les Immateriaux159
9Exhibition Rhetorics: material speech and utter sense175
10Creating Spaces191
11The Discourse of the Museum201
12The Great Curatorial Dim-Out221
13From Museum Curator to Exhibition Auteur: inventing a singular position231
14Constructing the Spectacle of Culture in Museums251
15The Show You Love to Hate: a psychology of the mega-exhibition269
16Free Fall - Freeze Frame: Africa, exhibitions, artists275
17The One-Picture Gallery297
18Dissenting Spaces307
19Function of Architecture: notes on work in connection with the places where it is installed taken between 1967 and 1975, some of which are specially summarized here313
20The Gallery as a Gesture320
21Postmodernism's Museum without Walls341
22The Exhibited Redistributed: a case for reassessing space349
23A Visual Machine: art installation and its modern archetypes371
24The Institutionalization of Dissent387
25Modernism, Nationalism and Beyond: a critical history of exhibitions of First Nations art411
26In and Out of Place437
27What's Important About the History of Modern Art Exhibitions?451
Select Bibliography465
Index475

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