Art and Artifact

Art and Artifact

The Museum as Medium

Book - 2009 | 2nd ed.
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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.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780500288351
0500288356
Branch Call Number: 709.04 P991
Characteristics: 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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