Exhibiting Outside the Academy, Salon and Biennial, 1775-1999: Alternative Venues for Display
|Book Title: Exhibiting Outside the Academy, Salon and Biennial, 1775-1999: Alternative Venues for Display|
Category: Art & Photography
Realese Date: 28 February 2015
Number of Pages: 305 pages
Autor: Andrew Graciano
Description of the book "Exhibiting Outside the Academy, Salon and Biennial, 1775-1999: Alternative Venues for Display"In recent years, there has been increasing scholarly interest in the history of museums, academies and major exhibitions. There has been, however, little to no sustained interest in the histories of alternative exhibitions (single artwork, solo artist, artist-mounted, entrepreneurial, privately funded, ephemeral, etc.) with the notable exception of those publications that deal with situations involving major artists or those who would become so - for example J.L. Davida (TM)s exhibition of Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799) and The First Impressionist Exhibition of 1874 - despite the fact that these sorts of exhibitions and critical scholarship about them have become commonplace (and no less important) in the contemporary art world. The present volume uses and contextualizes eleven case studies to advance some overarching themes and commonalities among alternative exhibitions in the long modern period from the late-eighteenth to the late-twentieth centuries and beyond. These include the issue of control in the interrelation and elision of the roles of artist and curator, and the relationship of such alternative exhibitions to the dominant modes, structures of display and cultural ideology.
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