Latin Mūsēum, from Greek Mouseion, shrine of the Muses, from Mouseios, of the Muses, from Mousa, Muse.

Principle

Pieces of art I have seen, where and when, in order to step back and make links between places and currents.

Pieces of art experienced

  • Paris Jeu de Paume
  • Paris Grand Palais
  • Paris Louvre
    • Lavoisier
      • also seen at MET
  • Paris Orangerie
    • Monet's Nympheas
      • also seen at MET
  • Boston
  • NYC MET
    • Autumn 2009
      • 10:30 guided visit : Highlights of paintings of the East and West
      • 13:30 guided visit : Museum highlights
        • Lavoisier
      • Reclining Nude, 1917 by Amedeo Modigliani
        • was on the bathroom wall in our family house in Dinan
  • NYC Gagosian Gallery Madisson Avenue
    • Automn 2009
    • Giacometti
  • Paris Palais de Tokyo
  • Musée d'Art Moderne Paris
    • Summer 2011
      • Rythme by Cecille, Paris
      • Marc Desgrandschamps also on memory
        • opened the question of how artists organize their ateliers but also their references
      • exposition of a french art manifesto
      • is there a list of the most influential art manifesto?
      • Wikipedia:Alexander Calder for two of his mobiles (or portiques) Under the Table 1952 and Jupe Noire 1967
      • Takis for Telesculpture 1964/1967
  • Paris Musee Guymet
  • Paris Pompidou
    • including Futurist exhibition
  • Paris Musee d'Orsay
  • NYC MOMA
  • NYC MOMA PS1
    • Autumn 2009
  • Saint-Maur Maison des Arts
  • Saint-Maur Villa Medicis
  • Shanghai
    • 2005 (?)
  • Beijing art galleries (squat)
    • 2005 (?)
  • Musee des Beaux Arts de Nice
  • Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum
    • (ask Celine)
  • London Gallery (ask former flatmates from Bath)
    • 2004 (?)
  • Quimper Fine Art School
  • Montreal UQAM Fine Art School
    • Autumn 2009
  • Montreal Fine Art Museum
    • Autumn 2009
  • Montreal modern art (cf trip)
    • Autumn 2009
  • Hotel Dassault
    • Enki Bilal (last comic)
  • Curitiba Oscar Niemeyer Museum (NovoMuseu)
    • 2006
  • São Paulo Pinacoteca
    • 2006
  • São Paulo Museum of Art
    • 2006
  • Rio de Janeiro/Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
    • 2006
  • Paris squats
  • Paris Musee du Quai Branly
  • Rennes
  • Berkeley Fine Arts Museum (Summer 2008)
  • San Francisco (Summer 2008)
  • Bibliothèque du tourisme et des voyages (BTV), Paris (Winter 2009)
  • Pinacoteca del Palazzo Pitti in Firenze
    • Spring 2010
  • Madrid Museo Reina Sofía
    • Winter 2010
    • Winter 2011
      • piece of automation and robotic drawing
      • remark on the stress of unknown affordances in contemporary art, what can be done and what should not be done
        • minutes after this note we had to ask a guard if we could press the red button stuck under a piece of art, which we could
  • Madrid Museo Nacional del Prado, Winter 2010
  • Madrid CaixaForum Madrid La persistencia de la geometría Winter 2011
    • including Damian Ortega work seen before in Boston ICA
  • Brussels Musee Magritte, Winter 2011
    • from Magritte to Escher in art to Euclid to non-Euclidian geometry in math, gradually removing constraints
      • looking for what have not been done before
      • perpetually removing constraints from the hitherto established set
        • realism and parralel lines in previous examples
        • while looking for novelty that was until then unreachable
          • a search strategy
    • to what art is an affordance of?
    • is there an art notation? e.g. used by art students visiting museums
      • to consider for this page
    • painting and publically showing dream-like pictures most likely help us bond together if not helping an undertading of cognition
      • and remove a layer of ideation
  • Brussels Musee Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Winter 2011
    • social devices as new networked leeches
    • art looking for the essence of things (objects, persons, behaviors, ...)
    • Bosch seen before in El Prado, Madrid
    • when experiencing an interesting creation, take the time to list what minimum input does a OwnConcepts#UniversalComposer require
    • Judd as (probably) seen in Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
  • Poznan Mediations Biennale / The Unknown
  • Brussels Museum Night Winter 2012
    • Coudinberg
    • Belevue
    • Librarium
    • Musee de la ville de Bruxelles
    • Fine Arts
  • Antwerp Plantin-Moretus Museum Winter 2012
    • starting with enluminures then printing presses, characters indexing, creating characters (including Greeks and Hebrew), Gutenberg Bible, bilingual bibles, maps, globes, ...
    • http://www.MuseumPlantinMoretus.be
  • Antwerp MAS Winter 2012
    • http://www.mas.be
    • power and symbols, the city of Antwerp, after death in South America
  • Brussels Fine Arts for Kandinsky temporary exhibition Winter 2012
  • Istanbul Blue Mosque Summer 2013
  • Istanbul Hagia Sofia Summer 2013
  • Bergen Ulriken Summer 2013
  • Oslo National Gallery Summer 2013
    • with temporary Munch 150 exhibition (early works)
  • Oslo Munch Museum Summer 2013
    • (late works)
  • Oslo Norwegian Folk Museum Summer 2013
  • Oslo Viking Ship Museum Summer 2013
  • Oslo Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower Summer 2013
  • Stockholm National Gallery Summer 2013
  • Stockholm Nordiska museet Summer 2013
  • Stockholm Vasa Museum Summer 2013
  • Stockholm Moderna Museet Summer 2013
  • Stockholm City Hall Summer 2013
  • Stockholm Museum of Spirits Summer 2013
  • Saint-Petersburg Hermitage Winter 2013

Research

  • Museum as Process by Carol S. Jeffers, The Journal of Aesthetic Education 2003
    • discussing the role of museums not as passive repository of pieces of art but also
      • "establishing an <<ideology of aesthetic autonomy [...]>>"
      • and that "present <<ideology in material form>>."
    • imperial pillages
    • uprooting the piece of art out of its context, in particular regarding its historical and geographical origins
    • Debord's The Society of the Spectacle and his notions of "spectacle", "commodifying", ...
    • "traditional Western theories of knowledge and aesthetics, whose primary focus is upon the individual <<knower as perceiver>>."
    • John Dewey's "spectator theory of knowledge"
    • Mary Jane Jacob's "process of institutionalization"
    • "reconceptualizing the museum, for example, as a free and open space in which diverse groups construct public and personal knowledge through processes of conversation and community. In this alternative, the public actively establishes and fulfills a new kind of educational mission as its museum."
    • "What is needed is the free and open space that allows for people to construct and contextualize meanings about art through the community-building process of dialogue."
    • "processes, which promote the movement of ideas and discourse among diverse community members, must flow from a constructivist epistemology that usually arises out of a pragmatist philosophy."

See also

To do

  • link to http://www.GoogleArtProject.com visited places
  • consider
    • history museum
    • historical places (like Greek ruins)
  • write down museum name and date of visits to gather a list of content
    • import exhibition name
  • eventually use Museum.Template? to create a page per museum
  • ask help from people I have visited museums with
    • in particular Lea and Gilbert
  • find a proper way to organize the notes made in each place
    • example at MOMA NYC, 20th November 2009 (inspired by a packed MOMA and a Tim Burton preview, invitation only)
      • the increase of quantity of pieces of art leads to an incapacity to integrate the news and thus require
      • better filters
        • more scalable, with a more efficient information organization
      • social stratification (vernissages, special exhibits, ...)
        • creating an "Art for the masses" and free session (first Sunday of each month)
          • leading to a different way to experience the artwork, a special context
            • Is this what the artist expected? Are those good conditions?
      • Can we expect one day to establish the EREOI of a painting? Is it what art auction (like Sothebys) is trying to accomplish?
      • Is there an aesthetics asymptote (independently of the progresses of technique) thus perpetually forcing "avant-guarde" to appear unpleasant?
    • gather notes from older visits
    • life itself can be a piece of art
      • in particular the quality of the thinking process
      • discussed in Shanghai Pudong park with a Dutch couch surfer
    • evolution of the concept of art through history (and also for me)
  • official links
  • Geocoded Art Explore the Greatest Paintings of the World

Inspired by

Seeing "yet another painting of Monet" and thinking about it at L'Orangerie during the MET visit.