Re-Visionen des Displays. Ausstellungs-Szenarien, ihre Lektüren und ihr Publikum

This publication brings together different contributions by professionals from various areas of exhibition production. The chief aim is to explore exhibition display, which is to be understood here not merely as "surface" and impact design, but as part of a media compound in which all elements contribute consciously or unconsciously to the production of meaning. Today, exhibitions are considered a cultural practice which conveys values and norms and thus, implicitly, ideological concepts. Taking the display into consideration in a critical "reading" of exhibitions helps to shed light on relationships previously overlooked —between objects and space, text and image, the route through the exhibition and the public, information and emotional impact, stimulus satiation and participation, staging and resistant reception, communication media and information, art and commodity, ennoblement and contextualization. With texts by Beatrice von Bismarck, Elena Filipovic, Roswitha Muttenthaler, Dorothee Richter, Stefan Römer, Simone Schardt, Wolf Schmelter, Annette Schindler, Yvonne Volkart, and Axel John Wieder.

Edited by
Jennifer John
Dorothee Richter
Sigrid Schade
Elena Filipovic
Dorothee Richter
Stefan Römer
Beatrice von Bismarck
Axel John Wieder



ISBN: 978-3-03764-001-2 
January 2009
Softcover, 160 x 230 mm
224 pages
Images 60 b/w


Published by JRP|Ringier with Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, MAS Curating, ICS, zhdk, Zurich.

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