Theater, Garden, Bestiary: A Materialist History of Exhibitions

This volume both gathers and expands on the results of the research project “Theater, Garden, Bestiary: A Materialist History of Exhibitions” held at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, and proposes to draft a history of exhibitions sourced from a wide corpus reaching beyond the framework of art institutions. It undertakes a transdisciplinary history, at the nexus of art history, science studies, and philosophy, exploring the role the exhibition played in the construction of the conceptual categories of modernity, and outlines a historiographical model that grasps the exhibition as both an aesthetic and epistemic site.

 

Contributions by Etienne Chambaud, Elitza Dulguerova, Anselm Franke, Tristan Garcia, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Yuk Hui, Pierre Huyghe, Sami Khatib, Jeremy Lecomte, Stéphane Lojkine, Rafael Mandressi, Vincent Normand, Peter Osborne, Filipa Ramos, Juliane Rebentisch, João Ribas, Pamela Rosenkranz, Anna-Sophie Springer, Lucy Steeds, Olivier Surel, Etienne Turpin, Kim West, Charles Wolfe.

 

Edited by Tristan Garcia and Vincent Normand
Copublished by Sternberg Press and ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne
Design by Wolfgang Hückel and Katharina Tauer

 

August 2019, English
21 x 28 cm, 308 pages, 85 color and 46 b/w ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-455-1

 

Available via Sternberg Press (Europe and UK) and MIT Press (rest of the world).