Coverbild Contemporary Art and the Museum
Contemporary Art and the Museum
A Global Perspective
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Edited by: Andrea Buddensieg, Peter Weibel
Texts by: Claude Ardouin, Hans Belting, Prof. John Clark, Peter Weibel, Serge Gruzinski, Andrea Buddensieg
May 2007 , 256 Pages
243mm x 173mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1933-9
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The institutionalization of contemporary art, seen on a global scale, has only just begun. Despite an increase in global art production, and in the number of biennials, contemporary art has yet to find its footing in the museums outside the West—a phenomenon likely to affect the future of the museum. While migration is the issue in artists’ circles, public museums as local institutions are confronted with the challenge of globalization. While migration is the issue in artist's circles, public museums as local institutions are confronted with the challenge of globalization.The reciprocal impact of contemporary non-Western art and local museums all over the world is the main focal point of this book. It assembles a group of art critics, anthropologists, and museum curators who address the identity of the museum and its change from a variety of viewpoints that reflect their different backgrounds. The critical essays were written for two international conferences, while other texts were chosen for their significance as exemplary analyses for the present situation.PETER WEIBEL (* 1944, Odessa) is an internationally known media and conceptual artist, curator, and art and media theoretician. Since the 1960s his work has firmly regarded artistic creativity as an open-ended field of activity. He was head of the ZKM, Karlsruhe until 2020. Since 2017 he has been director of the Peter Weibel Research Institute for Digital Culture at the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna.
»If you believe that museums embody cultural values, and you perceive that art, class, religion and nationalism are increasingly intertwined in the 21st century, this book will be of interest.«
The New York Times
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