Art and artifact : the museum as medium / James Putnam.

Art and artifact : the museum as medium / James Putnam.

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Putnam, James.
New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2001.
208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
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N72.A77P88 2001z
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-201) and index.
"The first ever extensive survey of one of the most important and intriguing themes in art today, this book examines the phenomenon of the ideological exchange and often obsessive relationship between artist and museum ... The works included here, as well as direct quotations from the writings of individual artists, offer a wide-ranging coverage of projects by established and emerging figures alike, such as Tracey Emin, Hans Haacke, Christian Boltanski, Fred Wilson and Ilya Kabakov. Art and Artifact will serve as an indispensable guide to the position and likely future role of the museum at the beginning of the twenty-first century, whether within the walls of an institutional building or in the broader context of the urban environment."--Dust jacket front flap.
Louise Lawler paperweight (p. 128) ; Sonia Boyce vitrines (p. 178) ; Thom Barth glass cube (p. 180).
Open the box --
The museum effect --
Art of artifact --
Public inquiry --
Framing the frame --
Curator/creator --
On the inside --
Without walls.