Artist/Curator Practice: The operational order of the performative

Boyer, Jane L. (2016) Artist/Curator Practice: The operational order of the performative. In: THEOREM: theory as practice and practice as theory. Cambridge School of Art Doctoral Research: 2016. Ruskin Arts Publications, Cambridge, UK, pp. 48-59. ISBN 978-0-9931461-3-8

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How might the development of artist/curator practice into a philosophically-based praxis contribute to fine art critical discourse? Such questions are important in considering the role of artists within the institutional framework for legitimisation of a practice. Within the critical debate between the value of institutional decisions of what art gets shown, and the arguments pertaining to how art is shown as a legitimate concern, rests the potential of artist/curator practice to develop methodologies of self-reflection and communication. The later issues marrying with the institutional framework of legitimisation, brings the position of artist/curator into an activated role of co-arbiter with the arts institution. It is specifically this issue of communication which is of importance, and is the nexus for connecting with the institutional framework.

Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: artist/curator practice, practice-based research, simulacra, autobiography, material register, methodologies of self-reflection, visual communications, art establishment, legitimised practice, operational order, Gilles Deleuze
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Jane Boyer
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 08:52
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 15:53

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