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Museums After Modernism: Strategies of Engagement

Griselda Pollock (Editor), Joyce Zemans (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3628-0
272 pages
April 2007, ©2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Museums After Modernism is a unique collectionthat showcases the ways questions about the museum go to the heart of contemporary debates about the production, consumption and distribution of art. The book features expert artists, curators and art historians who grapple with many of the vibrant issues in museum studies, while paying homage to a new museology that needs to be considered.
  • Examines the key contemporary debates in museum studies
  • Includes original essays by noted artists, curators, and art historians
  • Engages with vital issues in the practice of art-making and art-exhibiting
  • Edited by the world-renowned art historian and author, Griselda Pollock
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List of Figures.

Notes on Contributors.

Series Editor’s Preface.

Preface.

1. Un-Framing the Modern: Critical Space/Public Possibility (Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds).

2. Women’s Rembrandt (Mieke Bal, University of Amsterdam).

3. Museums and the Native Voice (Gerald McMaster, Art Gallery of Ontario).

4. Exhibiting Africa after Modernism: Globalization, Pluralism, and Persistent Paradigms of Art and Artifact (Ruth B. Phillips, Carleton University).

5. Mirroring Evil, Evil Mirrored: Timing, Trauma, and Temporary Exhibitions (Reesa Greenberg, independent scholar and museum consultant).

6. A Place for Uncertainty: Towards a New Kind of Museum (Vera Frenkel, artist).

7. The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi: Notes on Gesture, Medium, and Mediation (Mary Kelly, University of California, Los Angeles).

8. Riksutställningar: Swedish Traveling Exhibitions (Ulla Arnell, Curator and Project Manager at Riksutställningar).

9. Reframing Participation in the Museum: A Syncopated Discussion (Janna Graham, PhD, University of London and Shadya Yasin, student, York University, Toronto).

10. “There Is No Such Thing as a Visitor” (Judith Mastai, d. 2001).

11. “Anxious Dust”: History and Repression in the Archives of Mary Kelly (Judith Mastai, d. 2001).

12. On Discourse as Monument: Institutional Spaces and Feminist Problematics (Juli Carson, University of California, Irvine).

Bibliography.

Index.

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Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds, where she is also Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory, and History (CATH).

Joyce Zemans is an art historian and curator. She is a University Professor and Director of the MBA Program in Arts and Media Administration at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.

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  • Examines the most important issues at the heart of contemporary debates in museum studies.
  • Includes original essays by noted artists, curators, and art historians.
  • Engages with vital issues in the practice of art-making and art-exhibiting.
  • Edited by the world-renowned art historian and author, Griselda Pollock.
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"A broad-ranging collection of intriguing essays that challenge current pedagogic practice, give examples of critical engagement, and raise important questions about the future of museums."
Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, University of Leicester
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