Obsession, Compulsion, Collection

On objects, display culture and interpretation

Obsession, Compulsion, Collection

Art museums and public galleries amass collections in order to preserve, document, research, and exhibit collective histories as a culture. Obsession, Compulsion, Collection is a compilation of essays by leading Canadian and International curators and artists who explore collecting as a cultural act. Examining the meaning of art objects in a broader context, the book seeks to uncover the human impulse to collect and the social context, rhetoric, politics, and science associated with cultural collections.


Anthony Kiendl is the director of the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, and winner of the 2009 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art.

Price : $29.95 CAD

Book Details

Paperback: 384 pp
Publisher : Banff Centre Press
Publication Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1894773416
ISBN-10: 1894773411
Price: 29.95 CAD
Dimensions: 8.50" x 5.50"
Categories: Curatorial / Art
Illustrated Description: Illustrations Color

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