The Anti-Museum

Mathieu Copeland & Balthazar Lovay
2017

English

The Anti-museum book addresses the idea of anti-art in a broad sense, evoking attempts to disrupt rules and customs in diverse artistic disciplines. One must not forget that the notion of anti-art is set against the one that "everything is art"; they are conjoined. Both contradictory and provocative, they translate an artist’s desire to challenge art with its own means.

Mathieu Copeland and Balthazar Lovay, together with a stellar list of contributors, present the first extensive exploration of the radical and paradoxical concept that is ‘the anti-museum’ – a term so present in art history and yet that has never been the object of a detailed investigation and definition.

Graphic Design: Schaffter Sahli, Geneva
Published by: Fri Art & Koenig Books, London
Distribution in Germany & Europe: Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Köln
UK & Ireland: Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester
Outside Europe: D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, INC, New York
Language: English
225 color images
215 x 280 mm
794 pages

Artists surveyed include: John Armleder / Robert Barry / Andrea Branzi / Marcel Broodthaers / Daniel Buren / Graciela Carnevale / Maurizio Cattelan / Maria Eichhorn / Hanatarash & Yamatsuka Eye / Henry Flynt / Yona Friedman / Piero Gilardi / Swetlana Heger & Plamen Dejanov / Hi Red Center / Ishiko Junzo / GX Jupitter Larsen / Lefevre Jean Claude / Lydia Lunch / Sasaki Maki / Alessandro Mendini / Cady Noland / Lorraine O’Grady / Robin Page / Steven Parrino / Santiago Sierra / Robert Smithon / Ettore Sottsass / Takis / Jean Tinguely / Rirkrit Tiravanija / Ben Vautier / Matsuzawa Yutaka

Authors: Guillaume Apollinaire / Andrea Bellini / Zach Blas / Andrea Branzi / Erik Bullot / Billy Childish / Johannes Cladders / Iris Clert / Beatriz Colomina / Mathieu Copeland / Branislav Dimitrijevic / Jim Drobnick / Stanley Fisher / Véronique Follet / Yona Friedman / Michel Gauthier / Akasegawa Genpei / Michel Giroud / Kenneth Goldsmith / Richard Goldstein / Krist Gruijthuijsen / Katie Guggenheim / Storm van Helsing / Jon Hendricks / Hans Hollein / Ryan Holmberg / Stewart Home / Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux / Roberto Jacoby / Jakob Jakobsen / Gareth James / Déborah Laks / Balthazar Lovay / Boris Lurie / George Maciunas / Robert Morris / Achille Mbembe / Bob Nickas / Nicolas de Oliveira / Nicola Oxley / Mai-Thu Perret / Lil Picard / Yvonne Rainer / Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes / Matthieu Saladin / Fanny Schulmann / Sören Schmeling / Olivier Suter / Charles Thomson / Jean Toche / Reiko Tomii / Paulo Pires do Vale / Dora Vallier / Alan Wallach / Thibault Walter / Peter Weibel

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