April 21-23, 2021
International conference THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF ART AND DESIGN: SOCIOCULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS
Strategies of publicity in museum and exhibition practices. Section of the group "Place of art"
Concerning different strategies and modes of publicity in museum and exhibition practices, we are particularly interested in how spaces can become public with the specific social acts, how the conditions for the social discussion, institutional critique and representation of our own position for the further dialogue are created. Within the section we will consider how exhibition, curatorial as well as artistic strategies can define and change the status of publicity in museums, exhibition spaces or even in cities, streets or in the so-called “private” apartment spaces.
How does contemporary art change, create or even undermine different modes of publicity? This issue has been raised actively during the pandemic situation, however, contemporary art also influenced on publicity status earlier. Interaction, as well as actualization of spaces of publicity through artists` gestures and acts, appears to be a part of a more common process in the history of art, which allows us to consider it in terms of the exhibition history.
Questions for the discussion:
How does the status of publicity change in the institutions in the context of exhibition strategies and cultural policy?
How does art create the context of public spaces historically? And how does it happen nowadays?