Essays on Art, Architecture, and Museums
- Exploring exhibiting and exhibition spaces, Triple Bond unravels the intricate links between art, architecture, and museums
Author: Wouter Davidts
Design: Sam de Groot
2017, Valiz | paperback | 256 pp. | 23,5 x 16,5 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-90-78088-49-3
- Listen here to Wouter Davidts on Radio Klara, (31 May 2017) (in Dutch)
The starting point of this book is the tenet that art, architecture, and the museum are engaged in a complex yet inevitably historical relationship with one another, that is, they are triply bound to each other. The fourteen essays deal with the dialogue between the disciplines and practices of art and architecture while also discussing the changes within the institution where this dialogue has been taking place most intensely: the museum.
Triple Bond contains case studies of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Temporary Contemporary, P.S. 1, as well as the Antwerp Museum aan de Stroom (MAS). It offers in-depth analyses of the understanding and use of museum and exhibition space by artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Robert Smithson, and Gordon Matta-Clark. Finally, it critically assesses contemporary responses to the spaces of the museum by the artist collective SUPERFLEX at the Van Abbemuseum and by the assorted artists participating in the Unilever Series at Tate Modern.
Wouter Davidts explores the fields of art, architecture and museums as a scholar and curator. He teaches at the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning and the Department of Art, Music and Theatre Sciences of Ghent University (UGent) and has published multiple books.