The book investigates the subject of collecting from a critical perspective that queries
and expands on the existing ideas of museums and archives. The approach starts from voices that criticize the absence of items
and associations in collections; it then progresses to the discussion of various new collecting strategies.
point is to take collecting seriously against a trend towards media impact-oriented exhibitions and an "economization" of
collections: in order to think differently and afford it a long-term place with a view to democratization, facilitation, relationality,
In addition to theoretical texts and artistic contributions, the publication comprises spotlight-type
discussions: statements from experts who curate and create collections – and who critically engage with them.
An innovative discussion about collections and archives
Collecting, storing, archiving in theory and
Statements from numerous international experts who curate and create collectionsAuthor InformationMartina Griesser-Stermscheg, Nora Sternfeld, Luisa Ziaja
ecm – educating/curating/managing, University of Applied Arts ViennaBuy