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Ambitions of Art – 30 Years of the Nouveau Musée / Institute for Contemporary Art (boxset)
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  Ambitions d’art 30 ans du Nouveau Musée / Institut d’art contemporain (coffret)
Edited by Jean Louis Mauban.
Texts by Jean-Claude Conésa, Xavier Douroux, Nathalie Ergino, Mark Francis, Jean-Louis Froment, José Lebrero, Jean-Hubert Martin, Jean Louis Maubant, Fumio Nanjo, Sergio Risaliti.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
368 + 232 pages (color & b/w ill.)
€26.00 €18.00
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ISBN: 978-2-84066-273-0
EAN: 9782840662730
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The Institute for Contemporary Art in a two volumes boxset: memories, symposiums, conferences, images of the main exhibitions, specific projects.
The former Nouveau Musée, now called Institute for Contemporary Art (www.i-art-c.org), is thirty years old. It's a good opportunity to reconsider the story of the art scene through the adventure of a french Art Center. A good chance also to examine the art system and the fonction of art now. What happens now, and in the next future, for an "ambition of art" ?

In a two-volume publication in boxset, the catalogue gathers memories, symposiums, conferences, images of the main exhibitions, and specific projects by the artists.
Volume I, entitled Alphabet, is a compendium of texts by the artists, excerpts from the Muséographie de l’art contemporain, a colloquium held in 1979 at the Nouveau Musée, and critical texts by art professionals on the question of "what has been happening in art and what has changed in contemporary art structures in Europe over the past thirty years."
Volume II, Archives, retraces the history of the Institut d’art contemporain, exhibition by exhibition from 1978 to 2008, together with a list of works shown and archive documents of meetings, colloquia, master classes, previews and letters exchanged with the artists.
Works by Carl Andre, Michel Asher, Vanessa Beecroft, Berdaguer & Péjus, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Etienne Bossut, George Brecht, Daniel Buren, Chen Zhen, Gérard Collin-Thiébaut, Tony Cragg, François Curlet, Richard Deacon, Jimmie Durham, Luciano Fabro, Öyvind Falhström, Peter Friedl, Gloria Friedmann, Hamish Fulton, Jef GeysDouglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Laurent Grasso, Jens Haaning, Raymond Hains, Pierre Huyghe, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Joseph, Valérie Jouve, Anish Kapoor, On Kawara, Bertrand Lavier, Ange Leccia, Rita McBride, Antony McCall, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Aernout Mik, François Morellet, Liliana Moro, Melik Ohanian, Tony Oursler, Dan Perjovschi, François Perrodin, Adrian Piper, Richard Prince, Martha Rosler, Claude Rutault, Sarkis, Joe Scanlan, Franck Scurti, Veit Stratmann, Niele Toroni, Niek van de Steeg, Joep van Lieshout, Felice Varini, Xavier Veilhan, Bernar Venet, Michel Verjux, Jacques Vieille, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, Yan Pei-Ming...