In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde

ISBN: 9780226418124 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2016 Autor: Matti Bunzl Editură: The University of Chicago Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 126 Stoc: Stoc limitat

Puteți plasa comenzi doar după login

In 2008, anthropologist Matti Bunzl was given rare access to observe the curatorial department of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. For five months, he sat with the institution’s staff, witnessing firsthand what truly goes on behind the scenes at a contemporary art museum. From fund-raising and owner loans to museum-artist relations to the immense effort involved in safely shipping sixty works from twenty-seven lenders in fourteen cities and five countries, Matti Bunzl’s In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde illustrates the inner workings of one of Chicago’s premier cultural institutions.

Bunzl’s ethnography is designed to show how a commitment to the avant-garde can come into conflict with an imperative for growth, leading to the abandonment of the new and difficult in favor of the entertaining and profitable. Jeff Koons, whose massive retrospective debuted during Bunzl's research, occupies a central place in his book and exposes the anxieties caused by such seemingly pornographic work as the infamous Made in Heaven series. Featuring cameos by other leading artists, including Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Karen Kilimnik, and Tino Sehgal, the drama Bunzl narrates is palpable and entertaining and sheds an altogether new light on the contemporary art boom.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Matti Bunzl
Data Publicarii
2016
Editura
The University of Chicago Press
Inaltime
22.7
Latime
15.6
Grosime
0.7
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
126
Subtitlu
An Anthropologist Investigates the Contemporary Art Museum
Greutate
206 g
Istoric preț pentru: In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde

Produse similare