Examining the meaning of art objects in a broader context, the book seeks to uncover the human impulse to collect and the social context, rhetoric, politics, and science associated with cultural collections.AWARDS: Anthony Kiendl is the director of the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, and winner of the 2009 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art.With venture-capital fortunes at stake, you’ll find plenty of prognosticators arguing both sides.
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Art museums and public galleries amass collections in order to preserve, document, research, and exhibit collective histories as a culture.
Obsession, Compulsion, Collection is a compilation of essays by leading Canadian and International curators and artists who explore collecting as a cultural act.
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