Institutional Critique — An Anthology of Artists’ Writings

“An anthology of writings and projects by artists who developed and extended the genre of institutional critique. Institutional critique is an artistic practice that reflects critically on its own housing in galleries and museums and on the concept and social function of art itself. Such concerns have always been a part of modern art but took on new urgency at the end of the 1960s, when-driven by the social upheaval of the time and enabled by the tools and techniques of conceptual art-institutional critique emerged as a genre. This anthology traces the development of institutional critique as an artistic concern from the 1960s to the present by gathering writings and representative art projects of artists from across Europe and throughout the Americas who developed and extended the genre. The texts and artworks included are notable for the range of perspectives and positions they reflect and for their influence in pushing the boundaries of what is meant by institutional critique”.


Edited by Alexander Alberro & Blake Stimson. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press Ltd., 2009. Heavy in publishers hardcover with dustjacket. 492 pages. Illustrations. Fine clean copy

Contributions by Daniel Buren, Marcel Broodthaers, Hans Haacke, Robert Smithson, Guerilla Art Action Group, Art Workers’ Coalition, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Michael Asher, Mel Ramsden, Adrian Piper, Laibach, Andrea Fraser, Fred Wilson, Mark Dion, Maria Eichhorn, Hito Steyerl, Andreas Siekmann and many others

First edition


Institutional Critique — An Anthology of Artists' Writings