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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 attention--both creatively and critically--to 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.

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"Fascinating examination of the museum's unconventional role in contemporary art....Highly recommended."--Library Journal

Synopsis:

An increasingly rare type of art publication: one that is focused primarily on images, and on art' a rewarding exercise in the visual.The many illustrations are a fascinating gallery of improbable projects.A gratifying survey of how artists experiment with the places where art is shown.Explores how museum installations can affect the very nature and message of contemporary art.Amply illustrated' like a museum exhibit.

About the Author

James Putnam has been a Visiting Scholar in Museum Studies at New York University and Curator of the Contemporary Arts and Cultures Program at the British Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500288351
Author:
Putnam, James
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
239 color, 51 bandw illustrations
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Fascinating examination of the museum's unconventional role in contemporary art....Highly recommended."--Library Journal
"Synopsis" by , An increasingly rare type of art publication: one that is focused primarily on images, and on art' a rewarding exercise in the visual.The many illustrations are a fascinating gallery of improbable projects.A gratifying survey of how artists experiment with the places where art is shown.Explores how museum installations can affect the very nature and message of contemporary art.Amply illustrated' like a museum exhibit.
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