Title Art of Exhibitions: 30 Epoch-Making Shows of the 20th Century
Author Various , edited by Bernd Kluser
ISBN 1-901785-07-6
Extent 324pp
Format 190 x 250 mm
Binding Soft cover, portrait
Price 35
Illustrations 227 colour and black & white integrated
Pub date Oct-01
The public appeal of exhibition-going today holds an inordinate debt to the avant-garde art shows of the 20th century. The Art of Exhibitions provides an unrivaled analysis of those provocative, ambitious, daring and spectacular events that revolutionist the art of public display and helped define key art movements of the time.

The book contains 30 analytical essays by such internationally revered critics and curators as Dore Ashton, Germano Celant, Thomas Kellein and Thomas M Messer. All 30 have been selected for their firsthand knowledge of or involvement with the exhibitions they survey. Subjects covegre include the First International Dada Fair 1920, The International exhibition of Surrealism, 1938; Peggy Guggenheim"s Art of this Century, 1942; Lucio Fontana"s Ambiente Nero, 1949 and Gilbert & George"s Living sculpture, 1969-70. The essays are supported by many fascinating previously unpublished photographs of the artists and exhibitions.