Contemporary Cultures of Display / Edition 1

Contemporary Cultures of Display / Edition 1

by Emma Barker
     
 

This volume explores some of the ways in which contemporary understanding of art and its histories is constructed and informed by public display in museums, galleries and other contexts. Among other issues, it considers the claim that the display of art is dominated today by a commercialized culture of 'spectacle'. See more details below

Overview

This volume explores some of the ways in which contemporary understanding of art and its histories is constructed and informed by public display in museums, galleries and other contexts. Among other issues, it considers the claim that the display of art is dominated today by a commercialized culture of 'spectacle'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300077834
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Art and Its Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Introduction8
Part 1The Changing Museum
Introduction23
1The modern art museum26
2The museum in a postmodern era: the Musee d'Orsay50
3The Sainsbury Wing and beyond: the National Gallery today73
Part 2Exhibition-Ism
Introduction103
4Exhibitions of contemporary art105
5Exhibiting the canon: the blockbuster show127
6Africa on display: exhibiting art by Africans147
Part 3Art in the Wider Culture
Introduction175
7The museum in the community: the new Tates178
8Heritage and the country house200
9Contemporary art in Ireland, part one: institutions, viewers and artists229
10Contemporary art in Ireland, part two: Alice Maher and Willie Doherty-location, identity and practice237
Conclusion253
Recommended reading254
Index256

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