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Het museum als plek voor ideeën


  • A fresh, provocative, inspiring discussion on art and the role of the museum
  • How should museums engage with society and with popular culture?
  • Dutch text only! Also see the English title This is the Flow

Author: Rutger Wolfson
Design: Mevis & Van Deursen

2007, Valiz | paperback | 88 pp. | 21 x 14,5 cm (h x w) | Dutch | ISBN 978-90-78088-13-4

What role do the visual arts and museums play in our society? And what role might they be able to play? The unassailable position long enjoyed by art is no longer self-evident. This means that the authority of the museum has also come under pressure. Museums nowadays tend to focus more on the number of visitors than the broader societal value of the museum. In this stimulating essay, Rutger Wolfson provokes a fundamental discussion of the current artistic climate. Het museum als plek voor ideeën [The museum as a space for ideas] redefines the institution of the museum.