When Attitudes Become the Norm : The Contemporary Curator and Institutional Art

When Attitudes Become the Norm : The Contemporary Curator and Institutional Art

Details

Author(s)
Beti Zerovc
Format
Paperback | 280 pages
Dimensions
149.86 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 399.16g
Publication date
17 Feb 2017
Publisher
Archive Books
Publication City/Country
Berlin, Germany
Language
English
Edition Statement
Iza Editions
ISBN10
3943620395
ISBN13
9783943620399
Bestsellers rank
445,555

Description

In her provocative book on the field of curating and institutional art, Slovene art historian and theorist Beti erovc questions the character and limitations of both the exhibition-maker as artist and the exhibition as a work of art. Given the inescapable conditions of capitalism, do the socio-political objectives of the curator manifest contradictory or even opposite effects? The book culminates with erovcs queries about the ritualistic function of contemporary art exhibitions, evocatively expressed in her introduction, There was once great discussion about how removing artworks from their original context and installing them in the museum meant their certain death. Today, it seems, we need to be thinking about different questions. Does the institution of visual art bring something to something to life...and what, in fact, are we summoning to life? The softcover publication includes contributions by international thinkers Pierre Restany, Zoran Krinik, Harald Szeemann, Daniel Buren, Charles Esche, Beautiful Freedom, Walter Benjamin and Mary Anne Staniszewski.


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