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Catalogue with 62 text posters, brochure with dust jacket / There are two different covers / Awarded as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2000

Publisher Note

The publication “Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst” is a product of the fictional Museum of Contemporary Art, which is constituted by the exposition of collected and multiply sampled comments on what contemporary art is and what it should be.
With supposed precision, the performances of the Museum of Contemporary Art are pure coincidence, perhaps they are also the result of an unconscious, immediate aestheticization of a seemingly scientific process. However, the works, with virtuoso handling of the media used, are convincing above all through the complexity of the structure and through the technical precision of the implementation. This art is actually not interested in anything specific, or then everything, it escapes the sedimentation character of the aesthetic; it appears sparse and the context constructed, so that the presence of the works effectively becomes an arbitrary encounter.

Artists’ Book

Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst

by Rutishauser/Kuhn

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2000
Printrun 1200
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-35-4
Dimensions 24.0 × 32.0 cm
Pages 128
Technique Offset Printing