Marcel Broodthaers

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 Marcel Broodthaers, ‘Musée de l’art Moderne, Départment des Aigles’ (1968)

In 1968, the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers created an installation in his house that he entitled the Musée de l’Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles, or Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles. This was a fictive entity in that the museum had neither a permanent building nor a collection; nonetheless, it was elaborated by Broodthaers in about a dozen further installations. Evidence of the museum’s existence (apart from its title) ultimately encompassed specially created objects, films, and art reproductions as well as ephemera such as wall labels and signage.


André Malraux

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André Malraux, ‘le Musée imaginaire’ (The imaginary museum)

Le Musée imaginaire is an archive that Malraux began in 1947. His “museum without walls,” as he described it, was a montage of photographs of art from all around the globe and throughout history, stretching from Roman sculptures to Impressionist painting.


Marcel Duchamp

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‘Box in a suitcase (Boîte-en-Valise) from or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy.’ (ca 1943) by Marcel Duchamp.

Boîte-en-valise is a portable museum including sixty-nine miniature versions and reproductions of the artist’s own work.


John Latham

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John Latham, ‘Art and Culture’ (1966-69)

In 1966, Latham borrowed Clement Greenberg’s book Art and Culture from the St Martin’s School of Art library and organised a party at which guests chewed pages from it; the remains were then fermented into mash, distilled and returned in a test-tube to the library.


Eva Kotatkova

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Eva Kotatkova, Untitled (2009)

From the exhibition Controlled Memory Loss at Hunt Kastner, Prague.


Thoka Maer

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by Thoka Maer


Monica Gallab

‘Nice day for a picnic’ (2008) by Monica Gallab.


Martin Kippenberger

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Martin Kippenberger, ‘The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s ‘Amerika’’ (1994)


Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva

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Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva, ‘Homebodies’ (2008)


Kaleb de Groot

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‘Allegory of Laziness’ (2008) by Kaleb de Groot.