Taking that ontologically ambiguous thing we call ‘the exhibition’ as a critical medium, artists have often radically rethought conventional forms of exhibition-making.
This extensive, important anthology surveys seminal examples of such exhibitions from the postwar to the present, including rare documents and illustrations.
It includes an introduction and the 20 essays that first appeared in the Mousse magazine series, The Artist as Curator (2013-15), a newly commissioned afterword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and two additional essays that appear here for the first time.
Featuring the work of over 30 artists and collectives, including iconic examples such as:
Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore (an Exhibit, 1957)
Andy Warhol (Raid the Icebox I, 1969)
Marcel Broodthaers (Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, 1972)
Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, and the CalArts Feminist Art Program (Womanhouse, 1972)
Colab/Collaborative Projects Inc. (Times Square Show, 1980)
John Cage (Rolywholyover A Circus, 1993)
Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno (The Trial of Pol Pot, 1998).