Now-Tomorrow-Flux: An Anthology on the Museum of Contemporary Art

Now-Tomorrow-Flux: An Anthology on the Museum of Contemporary Art
Library Shelf Location 13a.BISM
Publication Date 01 Feb 2017

The category of the museum, as it has been understood by museums of contemporary art over the last 30 years, is in need of a reassessment. This volume reflects on the museum of contemporary art in all its paradoxical characteristics. Over four chapters consisting of three theoretical essays and a section dedicated to discussion, questions regarding the roles and tasks of the museum of contemporary art are addressed.

The anthology discusses the museum of contemporary art's double character as a site of production as well as conservation, and emphasizes its relation to different public spheres, also exploring ways of dealing with the standards that emerge from the practices of collecting, organizing and educating.

Included are contributions from art historians and cultural experts Claire Bishop, Büro trafo.K, Martha Buskirk, Beatriz Colomina, Bettina Funcke, Adrian Heathfield, Christian Kravagna, Oliver Marchart, Donald Preziosi, Sophia Prinz, Beat Wyss and Artur Zmijewski.

ISBN 9783037643679
Quantity 1
Pages 200
Editors Beatrice von Bismarck, Heike Munder, Peter J. Schneemann
Format Paperback
Publisher JRP | Ringier
Category Museum/Gallery Studies
Keywords Museums of contemporary art, Production, Conservation, Public spheres
Language English

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