The Curatorial Complex

Author: Wiebke Gronemeyer
Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink
ISBN: 3846763128
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By analyzing how artistic and curatorial practices can activate processes and generate structures that facilitate dialogical spaces of communication between curators, artists and their publics, The Curatorial Complex addresses the social dimensions of knowledge production for the ways people and art come together in the curated encounter.Questions around what knowledge is and how it can be produced are paired with critically addressing in the proliferation of knowledge production as part of the intellectualization of the art field and its commodification in the knowledge economy.

Mashup in der Musik

Author: Frédéric Döhl
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839435420
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Sampling - ein Dauerproblem für Ästhetik und Urheberrecht. Am Beispiel des musikalischen Genres des Mashups geht Frédéric Döhl der Frage nach, wann in auditiven digitalen Adaptionskulturen ästhetische Selbstständigkeit entsteht. Selbstständigkeit ist zugleich der Schlüsselbegriff für den Umgang mit Adaptionen im Urheberrecht. Dem ungeachtet findet sich das Mashup insgesamt in der Illegalität wieder. Als Antwort hierauf refokussiert die Studie das Urheberrecht auf den ästhetischen Gehalt des Selbstständigkeitsbegriffs. Dieser flexible Lösungsansatz ermöglicht es, weithin als kulturell bedeutend rezipierte Arbeiten wie das »Grey Album« (2003) von Brian Burton außerhalb der Illegalität zu positionieren - in welche sich Sampling-Praktiken wie das Mashup noch immer ohne Beachtung der kreativen Qualität und kulturellen Relevanz des Einzelfalls gedrängt sehen.

Ausstellungen Entwerfen

Author: Aurelia Bertron
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783034607179
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This second edition has been consolidated in order to reduce redundancies, but also features new sections. "Conservation Conditions" focuses on important aspects of dealing with original exhibits and the design issues that this involves. Also included is a chapter on the new design project at the Berlin Museum of Natural History, which has been realized since the book was first published.

The Social Construction of Nature

Author: Klaus Eder
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Format: PDF
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In this unique and agenda-setting examination of the relation between nature and culture, Klaus Eder demonstrates our ideas of nature are culturally determined, and explains how the relation between modern, industrial societies and nature is increasingly violent and destructive. Through an analysis of symbolism, ritual and taboo, Eder questions the view of nature as an object. Showing how nature is socially constructed, he presents a critique of Marx and Durkheim while offering a radical reinterpretation of the relationship among society, culture and nature. Eder concludes with an examination of the symbolic order of society and of the role of religion in modern culture. Using a culturalist interpretation,

Bik Van Der Pol

Author: Liesbeth Bik
Publisher: NAI Publishers
ISBN: 9789056624187
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This publication is the first overview of projects by Bik Van der Pol over the last decade. Seven essays by leading authors draw attention to the breadth and significance of their methodology. The projects are thus placed within a critical framework and can serve as a source of inspiration for artists, architects, designers and theorists. The ideas that Bik Van der Poll call into question in their work can make an important contribution to ongoing discussions about collections of contemporary art in museums and their social relevance, about historical appreciation, and about public participation and engagement in art.

Ways of Curating

Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712328
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Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits of our age. Ways of Curating is a compendium of the insights Obrist has gained from his years of extraordinary work in the art world. It skips between centuries and continents, flitting from meetings with the artists who have inspired him (including Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, and Gilbert and George) to biographies of influential figures such as Diaghilev and Walter Hopps. It describes some of the greatest exhibitions in history, as well as some of the greatest exhibitions never realized. It traces the evolution of the collections from Athanasius Kircher's 17th-century Wunderkammer to modern museums, and points the way for projects yet to come. Hans Ulrich Obrist has rescued the word "curate" from wine stores and playlists to remind us of the power inherent in looking at art—and at the world—in a new way.

Cultural Pedagogy

Author: David Trend
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897892568
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This is a fully informed progressive response to the recent debates surrounding the multifold issues of culture and education. Trend provides a compelling argument for integrating education and the arts more fully into our lives--both in theory and in practice. His theoretical overview of the ideological battles over texts and their discursive contexts leads into a critical analysis of how both conservative and alternative cultural education have evolved in such settings as the school, the university, and the community, and concludes by calling for a new cultural pedagogy.


Author: Kerstin Pinther
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1431403253
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Metropolises often evoke images of flashy high-rise buildings, permanent background noise, backed-up cars and people moving quickly in all directions in their masses. New York, Tokyo, London, Sao Paulo. But what about Cairo?