Museums from the Inside: 60 Years of CIMAM
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Introduction by Saskia Bos, Mami Kataoka. Text by Suzanne Pagé, Olle Granath, Margit Rowell, Maria de Corral, Rudi Fuchs, Toshio Hara, David Elliott, Tuula Arkio, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, et al.
An insider portrait of art’s shifting landscapes through the prism of an iconic institution
This volume is published for the 60-year celebration of the Barcelona-based CIMAM (the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art). Through interviews with the committee’s directors and curators—including Suzanne Pagé, Rudi Fuchs, David Elliott, Toshio Hara, Maria de Corral, Ken Lum, Manolo Borja-Villel and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros—the publication provides insider perspectives on how art has changed over the past half-century or so. The interviewees track the industry’s transition from modern art to postmodern art to the contemporary landscape. Following an introduction that reflects on the fierce debates and controversies CIMAM has overseen, the volume features a selection of texts written since 2005 that grapple with decolonization, Arte Útil and Indigenous art.