Anne Elisabeth Sejten
Art exhibitions and aesthetics. Inspired by the idea of an ‘Imaginary Museum’ — put forward in 1951 by French art historian André Malraux — the project aims at investigating how curatorial practices of exhibiting art inform fundamental philosophical questions about art and the aesthetic experience. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome provides the empirical framework of the study. This museum of modern art has launched a particularly interesting exhibiting concept that abandons a linear vision of history and, instead, allows artworks from different centuries to coexist when exhibited in the same space.