Contemporary Art and the Museum

A Global Perspective

Cover of the publication »Contemporary Art and the Museum«
Type of publication
Author / Editor
Peter Weibel and Andrea Buddensieg (Eds.)
Publishing house, place
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

The institutionalization of contemporary art, seen on a global scale, is still an open question. The global art production, as a new and controversial phenomenon, affects the future of art museums in many ways. 
Museums–especially those outside the West–have not yet followed the wave of biennials. While migration is the issue in artists' circles, public museums as local institutions are confronted with the challenge of globalization. This book focuses on the reciprocal impact of contemporary non-Western art and local museums all over the world. It assembles a group of art critics, anthropologists, and museum curators who address the identity of the museum and its change from a variety of viewpoints that reflect their different backgrounds. The critical essays were written for two international conferences, while other texts were chosen for their significance as exemplary statements for the present situation.

254 p. : ill.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe