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A Secret History of Clay - from Gaugin to Gormley

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.

108 pages, b/w and colour illustrations
Published by Tate Publishing, London, 2004

ISBN 1 85437 557 1


A Secret History of Clay - from Gaugin to Gormley

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