Radical Museology

Radical Museology : or, What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?

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With austerity cuts to public funding, many contemporary art museums have been forced to scale down their budgets, staff and acquisitions. In Radical Museology, New York-based art historian Claire Bishop argues that the incommensurability of fiscal and cultural temporality--one fast, the other slower--points to an alternative world of values in which museums (and by extension, culture, education and democracy in general) are not subject to the banalities of a spreadsheet, but enable us to access a rich and diverse history, to question the present and to realize a different future. She discusses creative solutions implemented at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofia in Madrid and MSUM in Ljubljana. This book is a manifesto for the importance of a politicized representation of the contemporary in today's art.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 150 x 208 x 8mm | 200g
  • Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • 18 colour, 18 b&w illustrations
  • 3863353641
  • 9783863353643
  • 105,905

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