Positioning the Art Gallery. The Amsterdam Gallery World in an International Context.

Authors: Jan van Adrichem, Dominic van den Boogerd, Xander Karskens, Noor Mertens, Tineke Reijnders, Olav Velthuis, e.v.a.
Editors: Noor Mertens, Astrid Vorstermans
Graphic Design: Roosje Klap
ISBN: 978-90-78088-39-4
Publisher: Valiz, Amsterdam
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Positioning the Art Gallery explores the world of the galleries of Amsterdam and their place in a broader, international context. The book covers the history of the galleries in Amsterdam from around 1960 to the present and widens its focus to include the functioning of the gallery as an institution: What does a gallery mean in terms of substantive, economic, social and (art) historical aspects for the artist, art and the public? How does the gallery relate to other platforms for contemporary art?

Positioning the Art Gallery offers a variety of interesting visions of the significance of the gallery for the vitality for artists and the international art world.

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