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Exhibition Experiments. Edition No. 1. New Interventions in Art History

  • ID: 5224419
  • Book
  • April 2007
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Exhibition Experiments is a lively collection that considers experiments with museological form that challenge our understanding of - and experience with - museums.
  • Explores examples of museum experimentalism in light of cutting-edge museum theory
  • Draws on a range of global and topical examples, including museum experimentation, exhibitionary forms, the fate of conventional notions of ‘object’ and ‘representation’, and the impact of these changes
  • Brings together an international group of art historians, anthropologists, and sociologists to question traditional disciplinary boundaries
  • Considers the impact of technology on the museum space
    tackles a range of examples of experimentalism from many different countries, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Sweden, the UK and the US
  • Examines the changes and challenging new possibilities facing museum studies
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Table of Contents.

1. Experiments in Exhibition, Ethnography, Art and Science.

Paul Basu and Sharon Macdonald.

2. Legibility and Affect: Museums as New Media.

Michelle Henning.

3. The Labrynthine Aesthetic in Contemporary Museum Design.

Paul Basu.

4. Exhibition as Film.

Mieke Bal.

5. Experimenting with Representation: Iconoclash! and Making Things Public.

Peter Weibel and Bruno Latour.

6. Walking on a Story Board, Performing Shared Incompetence. Exhibiting "Science" in the Public Realm.

Xperiment! - Bernd Kraeftner, Judith Kroell, and Isabel Warner.

7. From Capital to Enthusiasm: an Exhibitionary Practice.

Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska.

8. The Politics of Display. Ann-Sofi Sidén’s WARTE MAL!, Art History and Social Documentary.

A seminar with Laura Bear, Clare Carolin, Griselda Pollock and Ann-Sofi Sidén. Edited by Clare Carolin and Cathy Haynes.

9. From Exhibiting to Installing Ethnography: Experiments at the Museum of Anthropology of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) 1999-2005.

Nuno Porto.

10. Raising Specters: Welcoming Hybrid Phantoms at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Anne Lorimer.

11. Exposing Expo: exhibition entrepreneurship and experimental reflexivity in late modernity.

Alexa Färber

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Sharon Macdonald University of Manchester.

Paul Basu University of Sussex.
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