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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10048/2376
  • Beyond the museum as muse: collecting, classifying, and displaying objects in contemporary artistic practice
  • Bertagnolli, Megan
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  • collection
    collecting
    classifying
    displaying
    archiving
    museum
    art
    institution
    frame
    contemporary
    Bott
    Munson
    Leirner
    Mark
    archive
    display
    gallery
  • Sep 30, 2011 4:57 PM
  • Thesis
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  • Working within the framework of the museum rather than attempting to resist it, Karsten Bott, Portia Munson, Kelly Mark and Jac Leirner represent the current generation of artists who are critically engaged with the museum. In this thesis I will make the case that by using their own collections, rather than existing ones as previous generations of artists had done, these artists actively enact the traditional museological practices of collecting, classifying, and displaying objects as well as the related archival functions of storage and preservation. The work of these artists is reliant upon the museum as a site and draws attention to the institution’s capacity to legitimize art. The result is a diverse set of works that raise questions about what kind of objects, people and experiences are recognized by the museum.
  • Master's
  • Master of Arts
  • Department of Art and Design
  • Fall 2011
  • Whitelaw, Anne (Art and Design)
  • McTavish, Lianne (Art and Design)
    O'Driscoll, Michael (English and Film Studies)

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