When discussing the increasing number of museums and exhibition spaces for modern art which have come into being in recent years, the deep-seated differences of opinion between architects and artists keep coming to the force. The discussion seems to be almost exclusively dominated by the point of view of the architect and defined by his/her interest. The needs of art itself are being widely neglected and the voice of the artist is simply not being heard. Why are painters and sculptors not asked for their input how to build an exhibition space? This question was answered by several well-known artists with ideal and utopian suggestions as well as very concrete architectural proposals and written statements. These are documented in this publication, supplemented with material for the collection owned by Kunsthaus Bregenz and expanded with an extensive anthology of texts by artists on this subject.
Edited by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Edelbert KöbTexts by Georg Baselitz, Daniel Buren, Katharina Fritsch, Erwin Heerich, Donald Judd, Per Kirkeby, Walter Pichler, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Rémy Zaugg, Heimo Zobernig a. o.Graphic design by Büro für konkrete Gestaltung, Clemens SchedlerGerman / EnglishSoftcover, 16,4 x 21 cm, 296 pagesMarch 2000