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Jag är konstnär!: en studie av erkännandeprocessen kring konstnärskapet i ett mindre samhälle

Einarsdotter-Wahlgren, Mia LU (1997)
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Jag är konstnär! beskriver konstnärskapet i en mindre konstvärld ur ett sociologiskt perspektiv. Den lilla konstvärlden är specifik. Den utmärks av en hög grad av överblickbarhet, igenkännande och osäkerhet. Igenkännandet kan till en del minska den osäkerhet man känner inför vad som är konst och vad som inte är det, och vem som bör tillskrivas en konstnärsroll och vem som bör utdefinieras. Jag är en konstnär! beskriver också den andra sidan av konstvärlden; vilka möjligheter den lokala konstvärlden erbjuder sina konstnärer och vilka gränsdragningar som görs av de som agerar grindvakter och väljer ut den konst som blir synlig och omnämnd i denna värld.
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I am an artist! describes the process of recognition that surrounds being an artist in a local art world; how boundaries are drawn up not only by the artists themselves, but also others in the art world. It also describes the advantages and restrictions of a local art world as far as the artist´s possibilities to be seen, mentioned, judged and distributed, and also the specific general view which characterises this world. The material consists of interviews with the artists and others associated with the local art world, the observations of participants and some analysis by the local press, art columns etc. In my analysis I start out from an interactive approach which specially emphasises the collective actions. The romantic myth of the... (More)
I am an artist! describes the process of recognition that surrounds being an artist in a local art world; how boundaries are drawn up not only by the artists themselves, but also others in the art world. It also describes the advantages and restrictions of a local art world as far as the artist´s possibilities to be seen, mentioned, judged and distributed, and also the specific general view which characterises this world. The material consists of interviews with the artists and others associated with the local art world, the observations of participants and some analysis by the local press, art columns etc. In my analysis I start out from an interactive approach which specially emphasises the collective actions. The romantic myth of the isolated artist fighting alone to produce his art, is kept alive by the artists themselves. Interviews show that most artists describe themselves as estranged from the community. They assert that to be an artist one must use one´s inner driving force to overcome social and institutional obstacles. (Less)
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opponent
  • Renaud, Vivane, Serramazzoni, Italy
organization
alternative title
I am an artist. The process of recognition of the artists in a local art world
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
local art worlds, symbolic interaction, Sociologi, Sociology, art, artists
pages
410 pages
publisher
Department of Sociology, Lund University
defense location
N/A
defense date
1997-12-08 10:15
external identifiers
  • other:ISRN: LUSAGD/SASO -97/1113-SE
ISSN
1102-4712
ISBN
91-89078-20-9
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
id
349f1cfc-beaf-4f27-874b-7f0c8380f0ae (old id 18258)
date added to LUP
2007-05-24 12:27:12
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2016-09-19 08:44:56
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  abstract     = {I am an artist! describes the process of recognition that surrounds being an artist in a local art world; how boundaries are drawn up not only by the artists themselves, but also others in the art world. It also describes the advantages and restrictions of a local art world as far as the artist´s possibilities to be seen, mentioned, judged and distributed, and also the specific general view which characterises this world. The material consists of interviews with the artists and others associated with the local art world, the observations of participants and some analysis by the local press, art columns etc. In my analysis I start out from an interactive approach which specially emphasises the collective actions. The romantic myth of the isolated artist fighting alone to produce his art, is kept alive by the artists themselves. Interviews show that most artists describe themselves as estranged from the community. They assert that to be an artist one must use one´s inner driving force to overcome social and institutional obstacles.},
  author       = {Einarsdotter-Wahlgren, Mia},
  isbn         = {91-89078-20-9},
  issn         = {1102-4712},
  keyword      = {local art worlds,symbolic interaction,Sociologi,Sociology,art,artists},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {410},
  publisher    = {Department of Sociology, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Jag är konstnär!: en studie av erkännandeprocessen kring konstnärskapet i ett mindre samhälle},
  year         = {1997},
}