Suggested Reading Material

To lead into IMMA's 2008 symposium, Museum 21: Institution Idea Practice, this suggested bibliography is intended to introduce the interested reader to some of the over arching themes of debate and discussion to be addressed at this year's symposium. Issues concerning Museums and Galleries, the Ideologies of an art space, international exhibition making and the interpretation of today's art experience is critiqued and explored in the following books and articles.

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Section 1: About Museums and Galleries
Books, Articles and Journals

What Makes a Great Exhibition?: Paula Marincola (Editor), published by University of Chicago Press (2007). See pages 118-113, 'Temple/White Cube/ Laboratory': Iwona Blazwick.

The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics (Culture: Policy and Politics): Tony Bennett, published by Routledge (1995).

On Museum's Ruins: Douglas Crimp, published by MIT Press (1993).

Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums: Carol Duncan, published by Routledge. (1995).

What's the Point of Art Centres Anyway? - Possibility, Art and Democratic Deviance: Charles Esche (2004).
Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (Histories of Vision): Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi (Editors), published by Ashgate. (2004).

Collecting in Contemporary Practice: Susan Pearce, published by SAGE (1997).

Art in Museums: Susan Pearce (Editor), published by Continuum International Publishing Group (1995).

Art and Its Publics: Museum Studies at the Millennium: Andrew McClellan, published by Blackwell Publishing (2003).

Did Someone Say Participate? An Atlas of Spatial Practice: Shumon Basar and Markus Miessen (Editors), published by MIT Press (2006). See pages 173-186, 'The Museum of the Future': Peter Weibel.

The Curator's Egg: The Evolution of the Museum Concept from the French Revolution to the Present: Karsten Schubert, published by One-Off Press (1 July 2000).
Section 2: Institutional Critique and Art Practice
Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945: Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette (Editors), published by University of Minnesota Press (2007). See pages 223-252, 'The Production of Social Space as Artwork: Protocols of Community in the Work of Le Groupe Amos and Huit Facettes': Okwui Enwezor.

Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader: Will Bradley, Charles Esche, and Mark Lewis, published by Harry N. Abrams Inc (2008).

From Studio to Situation: Claire Doherty (Editor), published by Black Dog Publishing (2004).

Art Monthly: no. 281(November 2004). See pages 7-10, 'Location, Location': Claire Doherty.

Engage Review Art of Encounter: Issue 15 (Summer 2004). See 'The Institution is Dead! Long live the Institution! Contemporary Art and New Institutionalism': Claire Doherty.
Museum Highlights Writings of Andrea Fraser: Andrea Fraser, Alexander Alberro (Editor), published by MIT Press (2006).

Yesterday's Papers: Art and Artists in Irish Newspapers: Sean Lynch (Editor), (2008).

One Place After Another: Site-specific Art and Local Identity: Miwon Kwon, published by MIT Press (2002).

IMMA's Artist Panel: Lisa Moran (Editor), published by Irish Museum of Modern Art (2006).

Art and Its Institutions: Current Conflicts, Critique and Collaborations: Nina Möntmann (Editor), published by Black Dog Publishing (June 2006).

Inside The White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space: Brian O'Doherty, published by Lapis Press (1986).

Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium: James Putnam, published by Thames & Hudson (November 2001).

Institutional Critique and After: John C. Welchman (Editor), published by JRP/Ringier (September 2007).

Section 3: Exhibition Making in the 21st Century; Ideas and Trends

MJ-Manifesta Journal: no. 2 (Winter 2003/Spring 2004). See pages 6-3, 'Mega-Exhibitions and the Antinomies of a Transnational Global Form': Okwui Enwezor.

Art Forum: (Sept 2007). See 'History Lesson': Okwui Enwezor.

What Makes a Great Exhibition?: Paula Marincola (Editor), published by University of Chicago Press (2007). See pages 52-61, 'The Unstable Institution': Carlos Basualdo.

The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installations at the Museum of Modern Art: Mary Staniszewski, published by MIT Press (1998).

Art Monthly: Vol. 269 (September 2003). See 'I curate, you curate': Alex Farquharson.

Thinking About Exhibitions: Reese Greenberg, Bruce Ferguson and Sandy Nairne (Editors), published by Routledge (1996).

Sculpture Projects Muenster '07 Exhibition Catalogue: Brigette Franzen, Kasper Konig, Carina Plath, and Walther Konig (Editors), (2007).

European Cultural Policies 2015: A report with Scenarios on the Future of Public Funding for Contemporary Art in Europe: Maria Lind and Raimund Minichbauer (Editors), published by EIPCP and IASPIS (2005).

A Companion to Museum Studies: Sharon Macdonald (Editor), published by Blackwell Publishing (2006). See 'Insight versus Entertainment Untimely Meditations on the Architecture of 20th-century Art Museums': Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani.

Curating the Contemporary Art Museum and Beyond (Art and Design Profile): Anna Harding (Editor), published by John Wiley & Sons (1997).
Arts Under Pressure; Promoting Cultural Diversity in the Age of Globalisation: Joost Smiers, published by Zed Books (2003).

Art Forum: (November 2003). See 'Boundary Issues: The Art World Under the Sign of Globalism': Pamela M. Lee.

Art Forum: (November 2003). See 'Global Tendencies; Globalism and the Large Scale Exhibition': James Meyer et al.

Art, Space and the City: Public art and Urban Futures: Malcolm Miles, published by Routledge (1997).

World of Fairs: The Century-of-Progress Expositions: Robert W. Rydell, published by University of Chicago Press (1November 1993).

Information, Entertainment: Current Approaches on Higher Artistic Education: Ute Meta Bauer (Editor), published by Institute fur Gegenwartskunst Akademie der bildenden Kunste Wien (2001).

Museum, Inc. Inside the Global Art World: Paul Werner, published by Prickly Paradigm Press (15 February 2006).

Afterall: Vol. 9 (2004). See pages 47-56, 'Confessions of the Global Urbanist': Jan Verwoert.