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Revealing the Silent Message of the Museum: The Legacies of Institutional Critique


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Title: Revealing the Silent Message of the Museum: The Legacies of Institutional Critique
Authors: King, Alexandra
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2012
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: International Museum Studies
2012:5
Abstract: Joining reflections examining the legacies of institutional critique, this thesis focuses on the transforming roles of its producers, consumers and targets. A theoretical thesis emerging from desk-based research, it uses Pierre Bourdieu’s Field Theory to examine agents in the cultural field. It argues that the public enactment of institutional critique contributed to the expansion of the roles of artist, visitor and the institutions themselves. Examples of the practice are provided, ranging... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29652
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