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CRITICAL PRACTICE: ARTISTS, MUSEUMS, ETHICS. Janet Marstine. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2017. Museum Meanings. 234 pp. with 90 ills. (16 col.). 25 x 18 cm. LC 2016-33832 ISBN 9780415658560 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 161858. Publisher's description: Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term 'critical practice', can create conditions for organizational change, particularly facilitating increased public agency and shared authority. The book analyses a range of museum interventions exploring such subjects as the ethical stewardship of collections, hybridity as a methodological approach to social justice and alternative forms of democracy. Discussing critical practice within the framework of peace and reconciliation studies, Marstine shows how artists' interventions can redress exclusions, inequalities and relational frictions between museums and their publics. Elucidating the museological and ethical implications of institutional critique and socially engaged practice, Marstine has provided a timely and thoughtful resource for museum studies scholars, artists, museum professionals, art historians and graduate students worldwide who are interested in mapping and unpacking the intricate relationships among artists, museums and communities.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media — Museum Studies
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 161859
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