The Anti-Museum. An anthology

The Anti-Museum. An anthology792 Seiten  Verlag Fri Art & Koenig Books, London

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Published by: Fri Art & Koenig Books, London
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Created by curator Mathieu Copeland and artist Balthazar Lovay, together with a stellar list of contributors, The Anti-Museum presents the first extensive exploration of the radical and paradoxical concept that is ‘the anti-museum’ – a term so present in Art History and yet that has never been the object of an investigation and definition.

The museum is constantly a target for criticism, whether it comes from artists, thinkers, curators, or even the public. From the avant-gardes of the twentieth century up to present day, the museumʼs suspect position has generated countless gestures, iconoclastic actions, scathing attacks, utopias, and alternative exhibition spaces.

For the first time, this anthology is devoted to the anti-museum, through anti-art, the anti-artist, anti-exhibition, as well as anti-architecture, anti-philosophy, anti-religion, anti-cinema and anti-music. This notion (unpatented but regularly reappropriated) traces the erratic and sometimes paradoxical counter-history of the contestation of artistic institutions.

From the first anti-exhibition to the first catalogue retracing the history of Closed Exhibitions, from Dada to Noise music, from ‘Everything is Art’ to NO!art, the Japanese avant-gardes to Lettrist cinema, and not forgetting such major protest figures as Gustav Metzger, Henry Flynt, Graciela Carnevale, and Lydia Lunch, The Anti-Museum sketches a polyphonic panorama where negation is accompanied by a powerful breath of life.

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A Retrospective of Closed Exhibitions (1964-2016)
Mathieu Copeland

Hi Red Center
Great Panorama Exhibition (aka Closing Event), Naiqua Gallery, Tokyo, 1964
Hi Red Center, Great Panorama Exhibition
Reiko Tomii
A Can of the Universe
Akasegawa Genpei

Matsuzawa Yutaka
Ah, Nil, Ah, A Ceremony of Psi’s Secret Embodiment Drowning in the Wilderness:
Prototype Exhibition, Naiqua Gallery, Tokyo, 1964
Matsuzawa Yutaka, Ah, Nil, Ah, A Ceremony of Psi’s Secret Embodiment Drowning in the Wilderness: Prototype Exhibition
Reiko Tomii

Graciela Carnevale
Untitled, Ciclo de Arte Experimental, Rosario, 1968
Graciela Carnevale, 7 to 19 October
Graciela Carnevale
Graciela Carnevale in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

Daniel Buren
Papiers collés blanc et vert, Apollinaire Gallery, Milan, 1968
Daniel Buren in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

Robert Barry
During the exhibition the gallery will be closed, Art & Project, Amsterdam, 1969
For the exhibition the gallery will be closed, Sperone Gallery, Torino, 1969
March 10 through March 21 the gallery will be closed, Eugenia Butler Gallery,
Los Angeles, 1970 93
Robert Barry in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

Lefevre Jean Claude
Une exposition de Lefevre Jean Claude à la galerie Yvon Lambert entre le 11 juillet le 31 août 1981, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, 1981 Lefevre Jean Claude in conversation with Mathieu Copeland
An exhibition by Lefevre Jean Claude at the Yvon Lambert
Gallery from 11 July to 31 August 1981
Michel Gauthier

Maurizio Cattelan
Torno Subito, Neon Gallery, Bologna, 1989

Swetlana Heger & Plamen Dejanov
Gallery wegen Urlaub geschlossen [Gallery Closed for Holidays], Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Berlin, 1999
Plamen Dejanov in conversation with Mathieu Copeland
Swetlana Heger in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

Santiago Sierra
Space Closed by Corrugated Metal, Lisson Gallery, London, 2002

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Nomadic Residents: Rirkrit Tiravanija, OCAD Professional Gallery, Ontario College of Art and Design, 2007
Nomadic Residents: Rirkrit Tiravanija, OCAD Professional Gallery
Jim Drobnick

Maria Eichhorn
5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2016
Maria Eichhorn in conversation with Katie Guggenheim

Geijustsu on their Minds: Memorable Words on Anti-Art
Reiko Tomii

The Mighty Grimoire of Mystic Spells, Rituals and Incantations That Deploy Dialectical Immaterialism To Transform The Bad Energy Of White Male Guilt Into A Magical Tool To Make Anti-Art Disappear And The World A More Sisterly Place! Translated from the French by Paschal Beverly Randolph and retrieved from the future by Stewart Home. Originally published by Beringos Fratres of Lyon at The Sign of Agrippa in 2262
Stewart Home

Henry Flynt in conversation with Mathieu Copeland (part 1)

Henry Flynt in conversation with Mathieu Copeland (part 2)

1962-63: Razing the Institutions?
Henry Flynt

M.D. – Rx
Robert Morris

Jacques Villeglé in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

Claude Rutault in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

Fluxus Manifesto
George Maciunas

A Manifesto Reconsidered
Yvonne Rainer

Goran Trbuljak in conversation with Andrea Bellini

Anti-Art Non-Art Art
Dora Vallier

Anti-Anti-Art
Billy Childish and Charles Thomson

„Vulgar Show Introductions”
Stanley Fisher

„Involvement” (Press Release)
Stanley Fisher, Sam Goodman, Boris Lurie et al.

March gallery artists statement on Anti-Art
Stanley Fisher, Sam Goodman, Boris Lurie et al.

YES & NO THOUGHTS, Process of a Contribution to the Issues of the Past
Lil Picard

NO-ART
Boris Lurie

On Non Art
Iris Clert

Ben Vautier in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

Against Art by Other Means: Goran Đorđević, 1972-1985
Branislav Dimitrijević

With Love from the Kitchen: On the Paradox of Responsibilities and Representation
Krist Gruijthuijsen

Arman’s „Le Plein“ (Full Up): The Key is on the Inside
Déborah Laks

„Ladies and gentlemen, the museum will close in 15 minutes“ – Ha Ha Ha Ha!
Véronique Follet

Generally Discredited Words
Storm van Helsing and Gareth James

Closed for business, Storm van Helsing suggests that galleries shouldn’t have exhibitions just because they can
Tim Griffin in conversation with Storm van Helsing

Opening: A Work In Situ
Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley

Anti-Museums that Aren’t: Notes on a few Contradictions
Balthazar Lovay

Museum of the Void (Castles in the Sand)
Bob Nickas

Museums in the Post-Industrial Mass Society:
An Argument Against the Metaphysics of Presence and for the Physics of the Masses
Peter Weibel

The Anti-Museum: Thoughts on Art Cultivation
Johannes Cladders

a Model – a Museum for Today and for the Future
Sören Schmeling

Art is everywhere – at my grandmother’s house-in the most improbable kitsch, even under a rotten floorboard.
Olivier Suter

Manifesto 2 for a Theatre of Human Destruction
Jean Toche

GUERILLA ART ACTION in front of the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of NEW YORK
Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche

Newsweek
Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche

MANIFESTO FOR THE GUERILLA ART ACTION GROUP
Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche

PRESS COMMUNIQUE
Jon Hendricks, Jean Toche

A CALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE RESIGNATION OF ALL THE ROCKEFELLERS FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Jon Hendricks, Poppy Johnson, Silvianna, Jean Toche

COMMUNIQUE
Jon Hendricks, Poppy Johnson, Silvianna, Jean Toche

GUERRILLA ART ACTION GROUP
Jon Hendricks, Poppy Johnson, Jean Toche

GUERRILLA ART ACTION AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Guerrilla Art Action Group

Rereading An Anti-Catalog: Radical Art History and the Decline of the Left
Alan Wallach

The Slave-A Figure for the Anti-Museum?
Achille Mbembe

The Impossibility of Anti: A Theoretical Consideration of Bikyoto
Reiko Tomii

Mierle Laderman Ukeles in conversation with
Mathieu Copeland

The Museum of Amused Muses (MAMM), of the IAM (Imperium Asinum Magnificum) According to the Principles of TTP (Totally Total Poetry)
Michel Giroud

Enter The Anti-Space
Richard Goldstein

From Anti-Design and the Anti-Museum to the Parco
Arte Vivente
Piero Gilardi in conversation with Andrea Bellini

Radical Architecture: Refusing the Ordinary Role
Andrea Branzi (Archizoom Associati)

Controdesign
Ettore Sottsass

Radical Notes: The Elite and Mass Creativity
Andrea Branzi

Perfectly Normal
Alessandro Mendini

The Notion of Un-Design
Alessandro Mendini

In-Vitro Ideal City
Alessandro Mendini

A Museum is not a Building
Yona Friedman

The Post-Museum
Beatriz Colomina

Excerpts from Technology Against Technology = Anti-Tech
Takis

Against the Happening
Roberto Jacoby

Contra-Internet
Zach Blas

Verb List Compilation: Actions to Destroy Instruments
Matthieu Saladin

Varieties of Anti-Music: From Antoine Delafoy’s Absolute
Anti-Chord to Congenital Amusia
Thibault Walter

Lydia Lunch in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

GX Jupitter-Larsen
Thibault Walter

Correct Malapropisms
GX Jupitter-Larsen

On Anti-Cinema: Apocope and Prefix
Erik Bullot

I See NOTHING
Fanny Schulmann

L’Antitradition Futuriste
Guillaume Apollinaire

A Brief Overview of Anti-Writing
Kenneth Goldsmith

Anti-Manga: Sasaki Maki, Ishiko Junzo, and the Image
Ryan Holmberg

Mai-Thu Perret

THE NO TEXTS
Steven Parrino

ART = RELIGION = CULTURE = HA-HA-HA
Jean Toche

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in conversation with Mathieu Copeland

The Antiuniversity of London: An Introduction to Deinstitutionalisation
Jakob Jakobsen

A Short Philosophical Grammar of the Anti-X or Anti-Art in Question
Olivier Quintyn

Destroying the Temple: The Religion of the End of Religion-Art of the End of Art
Paulo Pires do Vale

Buffet
Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes

Dadaism
Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes

Manifesto for The Door: a universal exhibition
Robin Page

Total Art
Ben Vautier

Everything Is Architecture
Hans Hollein

John Armleder in conversation with Mathieu Copeland
(part 1)

John Armleder in conversation with Mathieu Copeland
(part 2)

Lessons in Scandal / Historical Landmarks
Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux

Sources & Credits