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'Radical Museology - or: What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?' (2013)
'Radical Museology - or: What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?' (2013)
'Radical Museology - or: What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?' (2013)
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'Radical Museology - or: What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?' (2013)

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Claire Bishop & Dan Perjovschi

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From the publisher:
 
“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 Sofía 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.”
 
Radical Museology is illustrated by artist Dan Perjovschi.
 
16.5 x 22.2 cm | 88 pages | softcover
 
Claire Bishop is a British art historian, critic, and Professor of Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York where she has taught since September 2008. A central theorist of participation in visual art and performance, her 2004 essay titled ‘Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics’ remains an influential critique of relational aesthetics. Bishop is a frequent contributor to art journals including Artforum and October.
 
Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961) is an artist, writer and activist born in Sibiu, Romania. His artistic practice combines illustration, political satire, comedy, performance. “Perjovschi does not ignore the inherent contradictions of the socioeconomic privileged arena where his work can be found,” Ocula magazine wrote of the artist. “To violence, opulence and extremism, he responds with puns, laughter and ridicule as the protection of freedom.”