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On museums

Posted by rigorousm on November 20, 2016

The idea is that of immobilizing the presumed totality of the world in a finite space. The totality is imprisoned in the drawer where the flux of time remains frozen. Accumulation has as its correlative the infinitely small– miniaturization. [In response to our current trend toward specialization of knowledge] we perhaps need to ask how such setting, aimed at containing the entire world in a single place, can so pique our interest….

Georges Teyssot and Jessica Levine, “”The Simple Day and the Light of the Sun”: Light and Shadows in the Museum.“ Assemblage 12, 1990. pp58-83. p 66.

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