Size Matters! (De)Growth of the 21st Century Art MuseumWalther König
This book is the outcome of the 2017 edition of the Verbier Art Summit last January, organized in cooperation with museum director Beatrix Ruf and her curatorial team at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. By sharing the content of the Summit through this publication the global dialogue continues on "SIZE MATTERS". The theme of the Verbier Art Summit and this accompanying publication, has been chosen by museum director Beatrix Ruf. It is based on her personal experiences with the transformations of these institutes and their corresponding increase in scale, but also about issues that every museum is faced with, struggles with, reflects on how to address, and considers in a self-critical way. The realization of the 2018 Verbier Art Summit (Jan. 18- Jan. 20) will be in the hands of museum director Daniel Birnbaum of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. In this way the discussion about important social issues is continually updated. By transforming the symposium into a publication moreover, Verbier Art Summit supports the further dissemination of this topical discourse, so that discussion can continue after the conferences in Verbier.
Texts by Dave Beech, Daniel Birnbaum, Benjamin Bratton, Mark Fisher, Cissie Fu, Rem Koolhaas, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Tobias Madison, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Tino Sehgal, Nicholas Serota, Anneliek Sijbrandij & John Slyce.
Designed by Irma Boom Office.
Size Matters! (De)Growth of the 21st Century Art Museum
Beatrix Ruf & John Slyce (Eds.)
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2017
Softcover, 224 pages
110 x 200 mm