André Malraux’s idea of Le Musée imaginaire, an imaginary »museum with- out walls« is a prescient manifesto of the digital age that enacts the displacement of the physical art object and the museum by photographic reproduction. It is also a first instance of explicitly locating the creative act in the process of assembling, grouping, and displaying works of art.

Dennis Adams, (video still) Malraux’s Shoes, 2012, Courtesy: Kent Fine Art, New York.