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