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When forms become attitude: a consideration of the adoption by an artist of ceramic display as narrative device and symbolic landscape

Tooby, M (2017) 'When forms become attitude: a consideration of the adoption by an artist of ceramic display as narrative device and symbolic landscape.' In: Petrie, K and Livingstone, A, eds. The ceramics reader. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 517-522. ISBN 9781472584427

Abstract

When artists ‘intervene’ in museums, the material at their disposal is not merely the collections and the galleries in which they are displayed. At their most ambitious and effective, they take on the entire conceptualization of an institution. This remains the case even when a museum’s collections per se are not the content explicitly addressed by the artist. Instead, notions of a canon, a shared understood narrative about history, even signifiers of a community’s collective identity, may be wrapped in the work’s grasp.

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Essay discussing issues raised by Simon Fujiwara's installation ‘A rehearsal for a Reunion (with the Father of Pottery)’ in the exhibition 'Simon Fujiwara: Since 1982' at Tate St Ives, 18 January-7 May 2012. This has been published previously as part of the Contemporary Essays Series from the Ceramics Research Group at the University of Westminster funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2016 16:46
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 18:42
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