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Title Avant-garde museology / Arseny Zhilyaev, editor
Published New York, NY : e-flux ; Moscow, Russia : published in collaboration with V-A-C Foundation, [2015]
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Distributed by the University of Minnesota Press
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Description 1 online resource (628 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series e-flux Classics
e-flux classics.
Contents Preface / Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle -- Introduction. Avant-garde museology : toward a history of a pilot experiment / Arseny Zhilyaev -- I. Museum as common task -- II. The museum of avant-gardism -- III. The materialistic museum
Summary The museum of contemporary art might be the most advanced recording device ever invented. It is a place for the storage of historical grievances and the memory of forgotten artistic experiments, social projects, or errant futures. But in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Russia, this recording device was undertaken by artists and thinkers as a site for experimentation. Arseny Zhilyaev's Avant-Garde Museology presents essays documenting the wildly encompassing progressivism of this period by figures such as Nikolai Fedorov, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Bogdanov, and others--many which are translated from the Russian for the first time. Here the urgent question is: How might the contents of the museum be reanimated so as to transcend even the social and physical limits imposed on humankind?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Articles translated from the Russian
Online resource; title from e-book title screen (JSTOR platform, viewed October 7, 2016)
Subject Art and history -- Russia (Federation)
Art and history -- Russia.
Artists and museums -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Modernism (Art) -- Russia (Federation)
Modernism (Art) -- Russia.
Museums -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Aranda, Julieta, writer of preface
Vidokle, Anton, writer of preface
Wood, Brian Kuan, writer of preface
Zhilyaev, Arseniy, 1984- editor
V-A-C Foundation, publisher
ISBN 1452952272 (electronic bk)
9781452952277 (electronic bk)