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Meningsskapande i dialog : en museologisk studie i kuratoriellt meningsskapande i samtidskonstutställningar

Ludusan, Paula LU (2015) ABMM74 20151
Division of ALM
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences
Abstract
This thesis derives from a museological perspective on contemporary art exhibitions.
The core in today’s art institutions is the exhibitions. In contemporary art exhibitions there often is a question about creating a meaningful context to translate to the public. The content of contemporary art is in relation to social, political and philosophical subjects in human relationships. Together with the artist the curator is the intermediary between the art and the public. One of the main responsibilities that the museum has is to convey the art to its visitors. The aim is to create a balance between producing art history and introducing it in a way that suits a broad target audience. This is one of the curator’s responsibilities in today’s... (More)
This thesis derives from a museological perspective on contemporary art exhibitions.
The core in today’s art institutions is the exhibitions. In contemporary art exhibitions there often is a question about creating a meaningful context to translate to the public. The content of contemporary art is in relation to social, political and philosophical subjects in human relationships. Together with the artist the curator is the intermediary between the art and the public. One of the main responsibilities that the museum has is to convey the art to its visitors. The aim is to create a balance between producing art history and introducing it in a way that suits a broad target audience. This is one of the curator’s responsibilities in today’s art institutions.

This thesis is a study of curatorial process in contemporary art exhibitions. The focus point is in the assumption that there is inter-human relationships that generates meaning-making and that contemporary art has the ability to alter this. Throughout the study questions regarding what contributes to meaning-making in contemporary art exhibitions are brought up and discussed. The curator’s perspective is most significant in this case. Interviews have been conducted with six curators and one contemporary artist in purpose of examining the contemporary art exhibition as a social network.

The study is striving away from the modernist view of interpretation of art to indicate that contemporary art needs to be communicated in ways that mediates the contents and purposes of contemporary art. Results in this study, shows that inter-human relationships are not just central in contemporary art, but also in the meaning-making of contemporary art exhibitions.

Master’s thesis (Less)
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author
Ludusan, Paula LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A museological study of meaning-making in contemporary curatorial exhibition spaces
course
ABMM74 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
meaning-making, curator, art exhibition, contemporary art, relational, actor-network, network, connections, content, communication meningsskapande, kurator, konstutställning, samtidskonst, relationell, aktörsnätverk, nätverk, innehåll, kommunikation
language
Swedish
id
5467325
date added to LUP
2015-06-16 09:45:03
date last changed
2015-06-18 14:04:25
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  abstract     = {This thesis derives from a museological perspective on contemporary art exhibitions. 
The core in today’s art institutions is the exhibitions. In contemporary art exhibitions there often is a question about creating a meaningful context to translate to the public. The content of contemporary art is in relation to social, political and philosophical subjects in human relationships. Together with the artist the curator is the intermediary between the art and the public. One of the main responsibilities that the museum has is to convey the art to its visitors. The aim is to create a balance between producing art history and introducing it in a way that suits a broad target audience. This is one of the curator’s responsibilities in today’s art institutions. 

This thesis is a study of curatorial process in contemporary art exhibitions. The focus point is in the assumption that there is inter-human relationships that generates meaning-making and that contemporary art has the ability to alter this. Throughout the study questions regarding what contributes to meaning-making in contemporary art exhibitions are brought up and discussed. The curator’s perspective is most significant in this case. Interviews have been conducted with six curators and one contemporary artist in purpose of examining the contemporary art exhibition as a social network. 

The study is striving away from the modernist view of interpretation of art to indicate that contemporary art needs to be communicated in ways that mediates the contents and purposes of contemporary art. Results in this study, shows that inter-human relationships are not just central in contemporary art, but also in the meaning-making of contemporary art exhibitions. 

Master’s thesis},
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  title        = {Meningsskapande i dialog : en museologisk studie i kuratoriellt meningsskapande i samtidskonstutställningar},
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