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Art & Artifact: The Museum as Medium.
The first extensive survey of one of the most intriguing themes in contemporary art - the phenomenon of the ideological exchange and relationship between artist and museum. From Duchamp's 'portable museum' to Damien Hirst's distinctive use of vitrines, this book examines the ways in which artists have made their works into 'museums' and been influenced by their display and archive systems. It also illustrates how they have questioned the museum's institutional role, curated their collections, intervened in them and helped to redefine them.

Published by Thames and Hudson, London, 2001

ISBN 0 500 237905

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FRENCH EDITION - Le Musée A L'Oeuvre - Le Musée Comme Medium

Dans L'Art Contemporain

ISBN 2-87811-202-4

Art & Artifact: the museum as medium.

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