The Anti-Museum

The Anti-Museum


An an­thol­ogy on the artis­tic prac­tice of the in­ac­ces­si­ble ex­hi­bi­tion brings to­gether a large amount of text and vi­sual ma­te­r­ial from more than five decades. The rel­a­tively small for­mat, broad spine and grey hard­cover with a large sil­ver X cre­ate an ob­ject-like, al­most her­metic im­pres­sion, of­fer­ing an im­me­di­ate vi­sual sign­post to the theme of clos­ing off. The words ‘Anti' and ‘Mu­seum' run­ning in op­po­site di­rec­tions on the spine are also both vi­su­ally at­trac­tive and sym­bolic. In­side, a se­ries of full-colour im­ages are fol­lowed by the many texts with a uni­form ty­pog­ra­phy. Il­lus­tra­tions, where they occur, are placed at the end of a text in uni­form black and white, and each fol­low­ing text is sep­a­rated by a blank white page crossed by a di­ag­o­nal black line. The ex­am­i­na­tion of this hith­erto largely ne­glected topic is wel­come, and the sober vol­ume is not only highly ac­ces­si­ble but also sur­pris­ingly light and care­fully laid out, mak­ing it ideal for read­ing.

Autor(en)/Auteur(s)/Author(s)
Various
Herausgeber/Editeur(s)/Editor(s)
Fri Art, Fribourg; Koenig Books, London (UK)
Gestaltung/Graphisme/Design
Schaffter Sahli – Joanna Schaffter, Vincent Sahli, Genève
Druck/Impression/Printing
Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (IT)
Verlag/Publication/Publisher
Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (DE)
ISBN
978-3-96098-003-2
Format
236 × 174 × 60