Muntadas's interest in understanding why the intermediaries
between the artist, the artwork and the public gained so much
power in the 1980s. The installation comprises eight sections,
each corresponding to an intermediary - dealers, collectors,
galleries, museums, docents, critics, media and artists - arranged
in a circular structure that evokes the form of a Panopticon. By
means of a critical essay and an interview with Muntadas, Anne
Benichou, the editor of this publication, reveals how the artist's
working process is more archaeological than documentary in its
approach. The emphasis is not so much on what is said or on
who says it, but on allowing the public to use this space to
construct their own narratives."
Publisher: Museu D'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Number of pages: 284
Edition: Of Works B ed.
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