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Gränser och passager: En analys av de curatoriska och konstnärliga subfälten
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

I have, with a point of departure in two case studies; the artist, curator and scientist Andreas Gedin and Maria Lind, curator and director of Tensta konsthall, contextualized with a couple of respondents; the freelance curator, writer and editor Power Ekroth and the freelance curator and artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, conducted a field analysis on curatorial and artistic practices. I have applied key concepts in order to conduct the analysis.

Furthermore, the case studies and the respondents have been placed in a contemporary artworld. These components have been related to a contemporary historical segment of the artworld. This in turn, has been related to older, international cicumstances of change and various conditions in the two subfields. I have suggested certain a proximity in the artistic and curatorial practices. I have also suggested three types of conduct or signature features linked to the curatorial practices.

One result implied in the responses in the interviews is that the formal requirements to enter the field are low on part of the artist as compared to that of the curator. This is only a weak indication due to the small sample. This distribution seems plausible in that, amongst other things, the connection on the curatorial part to the institution as well as a greater proximity to centres of power requires a larger accumulation of educational capital. The movements that at times occur between the subfields could simply be a consequence due to the frail demarcation of the fields. The dynamics due to the accumulated capital appears to be the foremost distinctive factor that influence the possibility of movement across the demarcations.

The artist appears to have the most to gain from the weak demarcations due to the fact that venturing in to curatorial territory provides a greater access to the possibilities of defining the field. Another plausible explanation to the at times frequent passing over the borders is the economical cicumstances in the cultural sector.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 57 p.
Keyword [sv]
Curator, konstnär, fältanalys
National Category
Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15375OAI: diva2:500208
Subject / course
Art History
Humanities, Theology
VGAvailable from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-14Bibliographically approved

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