The Best Is Not Too Good For You

The Best Is Not Too Good For You
Library Shelf Location 13.GBCO
Publication Date 2014

The role of philanthropy in public collections across England is explored in this landmark collaboration between the Contemporary Art Society and the Whitechapel Gallery. Drawing on the collections of regional museums, art and social reform, subjective notions of value, and the individual’s relationship to collections are debated and explored. Ceramics and Pop Art sit in these pages alongside magic lanterns, demarcating the early origins of cinema, before moving on to an exploration of new technologies. Documenting four unique exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery over the course of a year, this publication includes newly commissioned texts exploring the complexity of collecting, exhibiting and curating in England today. With contributions from: Anna Colin, Matthew Darbyshire, Helen Kaplinsky, Helen Rees Leahy, Ingrid Swenson and Gaia Tedone.

ISBN 9780854882298
Quantity 1
Pages 128
Authors Gaia Tedone, Ingrid Swenson, Helen Rees Leahy, Helen Kaplinsky, Matthew Darbyshire, Anna Colin
Format Paperback
Publishers Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Contemporary Art Society
Category Galleries/Museums/Private Collections
Keywords philanthropy, Collecting
Related Country/Global Region Britain/UK

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