Una exposición sobre los museos creados por artistas, del 24 Sep – 19 Nov 2011.
One of the most curious tendencies in modern and contemporary art has been that of museums created by artists. Museum Show is a large-scale exhibition – a museum of museums – displaying this comprehensive selection of highly idiosyncratic, semi-fictional institutions. Presented at Arnolfini in two chapters, it is the first exhibition to chart this particular tendency in modern and contemporary art.
Artists continue consistently to invent their own institutions. The reasons for practitioners deciding to work in this way have varied greatly between artists – from critique directed specifically towards institutions of art, to more contemporary examples that focus their attention towards wider social and political realms of cultural hegemony.
Across its two chapters, Museum Show will present museums by approximately 40 artists from across the spectrum of career status, canonical to emerging, and from around the globe. The exhibition presents ‘museums’ that employ a classic ‘museological’ approach, including Marcel Broodthaers’ seminal Musée d’Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles or the absurdity of Bill Burns’ Museum of Safety Gear for Small Animals, through to broader, more conceptual understandings of a museum infrastructure, such as Tom Marioni’s Museum of Conceptual Art – a functioning bar and an early example of ‘convivial’ artwork in the US, to the abjection of the Museum of Ordure, or the utopia of Museo Aero Solar – a floating museum made of thousands of recycled carrier bags.
Works from Museum Show Part 1 are also presented at a number of other locations in Bristol. Marko Lulic’s Museum of Revolution can be found on top of the M Shed across the harbour from Arnolfini, and the World Agriculture Museum is presented at the former Bridewell Police Station. Museo Aero Solar was presented as a mass-participatory event in Hengrove Park, Bristol in early October.
24 Sep – 19 Nov 2011
Museum of Contemporary African Art (Meschac Gaba), La Boîte-en-Valise (Marcel Duchamp), Museo Aero Solar, Museum of Conceptual Art (Tom Marioni), La Galerie Légitime (Robert Filliou), Schubladenmuseum/Museum of Drawers (Herbert Distel), Museum of Safety Gear for Small Animals (Bill Burns), Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum (Davis Lisboa), Museum of Projective Personality Testing (Sina Najafi & Christopher Turner), Museum of Revolution (Marko Lulic), Intuitive Galerie (François Curlet), Moon Museum (Forrest Myers), Musée d’Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles (Marcel Broodthaers), Museum for Myself (Peter Blake), World Agriculture Museum (Asunción Molinos), Stemhokkenmuseum/Voting Booth Museum (Guillaume Bijl), A History of Art in the Arab World: Part 1_Chapter One_Section 139: The Atlas Group (Walid Raad), Museum of Ordure, Nasubi Gallery (Tsuyoshi Ozawa), Blackout Leica Museum (Sarkis), “I founded a fictitious museum in New York in ’68 and collected 1,000,000 minutes of attention to show”, (James Lee Byars), Museum of Failure (Ellen Harvey), From the Freud Museum, (Susan Hiller)…
Museum of Contemporary African Art
Museo Aero Solar
Museum of Conceptual Art
La Galerie Légitime
Museum of Drawers
Museum of Safety Gear for Small Animals
Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum
Museum of Projective Personality Testing
Museum of Revolution
Musée d’Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles
Museum for Myself
World Agriculture Museum
Voting Booth Museum
A History of Art in the Arab World: Part 1_Chapter One_Section 139: The Atlas Group
Museum of Ordure
Blackout Leica Museum
“I founded a fictitious museum in New York in ’68 and collected 1,000,000 minutes of attention to show”
Museum of Failure
From the Freud Museum