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Art & Artifact: The Museum as Medium / Edition 2 available in Paperback
“Fascinating examination of the museum’s unconventional role in contemporary art....Highly recommended.”Library Journal
This book examines one of the most important and intriguing themes in art today: the often obsessive relationship between artist and museum.
From Marcel Duchamp’s “Portable Museum” (Boîte en valise) of the early 1940s to Damien Hirst’s distinctive use of vitrine displays in the 1990s, the artists of the past seventy years have often turned their attentionboth creatively and criticallyto a reappraisal of the ideas and systems of classification traditionally associated with curatorship and display.
The works included here, accompanied by quotations from the writings of individual artists, offer a wide-ranging coverage of projects by established and emerging figures alike, including Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Tracey Emin, Hans Haacke, Donald Judd, Olafur Eliasson, and Takashi Murakami. The book has been updated to include recent projects that make use of grand architectural spaces within the museum, as well as those that explore off-site locations and the internet.
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)|