Museum Off Museum

Edited by Thomas Thiel
September 2014, English/German
25 x 35 cm, 192 pages, 232 color ill., hardcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-072-0

Price: 132 lei

Edited by Thomas Thiel, Bielefelder Kunstverein
Contributions by Özlem Altin, Kader Attia, Eric Baudelaire, Juana Berrío, Beatrice von Bismarck, Peggy Buth, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Cathy Carpenter, Isabelle Cornaro, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Dirk Fleischmann, Lucie Fontaine, Simon Fujiwara, Camille Henrot, Luis Jacob, Anna Jehle, Cynthia Krell, Bruce Lacey, Dainius Liškevičius, Antonia Marten, Chus Martínez, Doreen Mende, Mihnea Mircan, Yuki Okumura, Karl-Josef Pazzini, Philippe Pirotte, Kevin Schmidt, Slavs and Tatars, Barbara Steiner, Nora Sternfeld, Thomas Thiel, Steven ten Thije, Peter Weibel, Ricardo Valentim

“Museum Off Museum,” the two-part exhibition at Bielefelder Kunstverein, explored the concept of the museum from an artistic and outside perspective. The exhibition investigated the subjective potential of museum-based narratives and the current interest among artists in the “museum” as a space of reflection within global circumstances.

This book documents each of the exhibition phases and outlines all of the contributions to this substantial project. Lavishly illustrated, with color throughout, it contains more than thirty artistic and scientific statements in form of essays, interviews, visual statements, and exhibition documentations.