• Summer School as School 2021: Course 9
Course 9: Museum, critical review
Course 9: Museum, critical review
by Patricia Falguières
9 – 14 August, 2021

Application deadline: July 16, 2021.

Course Description
The purpose of this seminar is to revisit and revise the main analyses of the Museum produced since the 1950s: the critical interventions of artists, the proposals of architects, the critical scenarios of sociologists and anthropologists who have highlighted the unconscious of this Western and bourgeois institution.
This critical wave came up against the museum boom in the 2000s following the insertion of the world's main museums into the international circuits of capitalist rent and mass tourism.
Is it still possible to associate the museum with an emancipation programme? That will be our starting point.
The aim of this seminar is to build up a new corpus of texts and references for the coming museum.

Patricia Falguières is Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris. She has published work on Renaissance philosophy and art, classifications, encyclopaedias and the birth of the museum, including Les Chambres des merveilles, (Bayard, 2002). She was the editor for the French publication of Julius von Schlosser’s classic book Die Kunst – und Wunderkammern der Spätrenaissance (Paris, Macula, 2012), and published a critical edition of Inside the White Cube by Brian O’Doherty (Paris, Zurich, 2008), as well as numerous studies on the history of museums and collections. In 2014, she published Carlo Scarpa, l’art d’exposer, a book by Philippe Duboy, within the collection she created for the Maison Rouge Foundation in Paris, France.
She is currently working on Renaissance Technè, an approach to art as a mode of production, through Aristotelian ontology. Alongside Caroline Van Eck (Leyden University), she led the Arts, invention, industrie seminar at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris, France and the Gottfried Semper Conference. She has published extensively on Contemporary Art (monographs on Thomas Hirschhorn, Cristina Iglesias, Anri Sala, Mona Hatoum, Bernard Frize, Allora & Calzadilla, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Philippe Thomas, Julie Ault, Danh Vo… or essays on conceptual art, the relationship between art and theatre, etc). Together with Elisabeth Lebovici and Natasa Petresin, she runs the international seminar Something you should know

10 participants will be selected to participate in this course. Eligible participants must read the Terms, fill out the application form, upload the required documents and submit the application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarships are available for participants from Kosovo.
A limited number of scholarships, that cover the participation fee, are available for international participants.