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On The Museum's Ruins : On The Museum's Ruins - Douglas Crimp

On The Museum's Ruins

On The Museum's Ruins

By: Douglas Crimp, Louise Lawler (Photographer)

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On the Museum's Ruins presents Douglas Crimp's criticism of contemporary art, its institutions, and its politics alongside photographic works by the artist Louise Lawler to create a collaborative project that is itself an example of postmodern practice at its most provocative. Crimp elaborates the new paradigm of postmodernism through analyses of art practices broadly conceived, not only the practices of artists -- Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Marcel Broodthaers, Richard Serra, Sherrie Levine, and Robert Mapplethorpe -- but those of critics and curators, of international exhibitions, and of new or refurbished museums such as the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.The essays :- Photographs at the End of Modernism.- On the Museum's Ruins.- The Museum's Old, the Library's New Subject.- The End of Painting.- The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism.- Appropriating Appropriation.- Redefining Site Specificity.- This is Not a Museum of Art.- The Art of Exhibition.- The Postmodern Museum.

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Literate and provocative speculations about art, photography, postmodernism, homoeroticism, Rauchenberg and Mapplethorpe, museums and libraries. * Interior Design *

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Photographs at the End of Modernismp. 2
Photography in the Museump. 43
On the Museum's Ruinsp. 44
The Museum's Old, the Library's New Subjectp. 66
The End of Paintingp. 84
The Photographic Activity of Postmodernismp. 108
Appropriating Appropriationp. 126
The End of Sculpturep. 149
Redefining Site Specificityp. 150
Postmodern Historyp. 199
This Is Not a Museum of Artp. 200
The Art of Exhibitionp. 236
The Postmodern Museump. 282
Creditsp. 332
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780262531269
ISBN-10: 0262531267
Series: On The Museum's Ruins
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 3rd May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 18.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.73