We announced in our note of 17 November 2009 the book was published by the American Paul Werner Museum and Co.: globalization of culture ( http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj = book & no = 29955 ).
To read an emergency, this book - previously published in English - is a real bomb in the museum world.
As a boxer boosted, but with a good dose of humor and a refreshing verve, the dialectician scholar Werner hits hard ... and it hurts every time!
And if the author warns, the Guggenheim museum represented basically the unveiling of the hidden face of today's art museum, caught in the turmoil of markets, financial flows and capital flows?
Then all shelters or all ready to start a healthy reflection on the meaning and purpose of museums today? This will be the reader to decide.
Placing his demolition company and deconstruction at the epicenter of the worlds of art and capitalism, economics and philosophy, politics and sociology, Paul Werner - a good disciple of (Groucho) Marx - is certainly shake the museum on its foundations.
But that's because he basically puts the height of his dreams and he does not accept to see this democratic instrument delivered to the appetites of profiteers, speculators and other Pharisees.
To enter the debate, your feathers!