Text/authors: Jan van Adrichem, Dominic van den Boogerd, Xander Karskens, Noor Mertens, Tineke Reijnders, Olav Velthuis, e.v.a.   ..  Editors: Noor Mertens, Astrid Vorstermans
isbn: 978-90-78088-39-4   ..  € 19,50  .. buy book

Explores one of the most important platforms for contemporary art

Links various perspectives and angles on the significance of the art gallery more

Positioning the Art Gallery explores the world of the galleries of Amsterdam and their place in a broader, international context. The book covers the history of the galleries in Amsterdam from around 1960 to the present and widens its focus to include the functioning of the gallery as an institution: What does a gallery mean in terms of substantive, economic, social and (art) historical aspects for the artist, art and the public? How does the gallery relate to other platforms for contemporary art?

Positioning the Art Gallery offers a variety of interesting visions of the significance of the gallery for the vitality for artists and the international art world. more


Positioning the Art Gallery is the second publication in the ALL AMSTERDAM series. This new Valiz series focuses on the cultural history of the Dutch capital. The themes are chosen for their impact on the contemporary (artistic) debate or the (urban) culture of today. The publications vary from polemical to investigative or descriptive texts.

First volume of series ALL AMSTERDAM:
Binnen was buiten, De Sandbergvleugel Amsterdam by Paul Kempers. more

Positioning the Art Gallery
Graphic Design: Roosje Klap.. 224 pages.. 20 x 17 cm .. paperback.. English/Dutch.. supported by: Mondriaan Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds