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August 2019, English
21×28 cm, 308 pages, 85 color and 46 b/w ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-455-1
Wolfgang Hückel, Katharina Tauer
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne

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.