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Thinking about exhibitions

Author: Reesa Greenberg; Bruce W Ferguson; Sandy Nairne
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Presents a multidisciplinary anthology of writings on current exhibition practice by curators, critics, artists, sociologists and historians form North America, Europe and Australia. It marks out the emergence of new discourses surrounding the exhibition and illustrates the urgency of the debates centred in and fostered by exhibitions today. Texts have been grouped ... in sections which focus on the history of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reesa Greenberg; Bruce W Ferguson; Sandy Nairne
ISBN: 0415115892 9780415115896 0415115906 9780415115902 9780203991534 0203991532
OCLC Number: 32310986
Description: xxii, 487 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The museum and the 'ahistorical' exhibition: the latest gimmick by the arbiters of taste, or an important cultural phenomenon? / Debora J. Meijers --
Brokering identities: art curators and the politics of cultural representation / Mari Carmen Ramírez --
Large exhibitions: a sketch of a typology / Jean-Marc Poinsot --
For example, documenta, or, how is art history produced? / Walter Grasskamp --
The exhibitionary complex / Tony Bennett --
The museum flat / Johanne Lamoureux --
Naming names: the art of memory and the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt / Peter S. Hawkins --
Les immatériaux / Jean-François Lyotard --
Exhibition rhetorics: material speech and utter sense / Bruce W. Ferguson --
Creating spaces / Gerald McMaster --
The discourse of the museum / Mieke Bal. The great curatorial dim-out / Lawrence Alloway --
From museum curator to exhibition auteur: inventing a singular position / Nathalie Heinich and Michael Pollak --
Constructing the spectacle of culture in museums / Ivan Karp and Fred Wilson --
The show you love to hate: a psychology of the mega-exhibition / John Miller --
Free fall--freeze frame: Africa, exhibitions, artists / Clémentine Deliss --
The one-picture gallery / Valery Petrovich Sazonov --
Dissenting spaces / Judith Barry --
Function 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 here / Daniel Buren. The gallery as a gesture / Brian O'Doherty --
Postmodernism's museum without walls / Rosalind E. Krauss --
The exhibited redistributed: a case for reassessing space / Reesa Greenberg --
A visual machine: art installation and its modern archetypes / Germano Celant --
The institutionalization of dissent / Sandy Nairne --
Modernism, nationalism and beyond: a critical history of exhibitions of First Nations art / Diana Nemiroff --
In and out of place / Andrea Fraser --
What's important about the history of modern art exhibitions? / Martha Ward.
Responsibility: edited by Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson, and Sandy Nairne.


An anthology of writings on exhibition practice from artists, critics, curators and art historians which address the contradictions posed by museum and gallery staged exhibitions, and the challenge  Read more...
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