Start Date

5-10-2012 11:30 AM

End Date

5-10-2012 1:00 PM

Session Description

While considering works of art, how do we characterize roles played by spectatorship, whether in the making of (including by artists and viewers), or even in the making meaning of (including by scholars and viewers), such work? Speakers engage the question from a variety of positions: considering how curatorial practice not only steers but also gets steered by viewers; addressing the dynamism of spectator experience with installations that demand performative engagement; analyzing examples of work specifically invested in triggering an active spectatorship; and characterizing the roles of artists and audiences as inherently generative in the production of meaning.

Related Paper(s)

Chung, Nogin. Passability and Impassability of Two Gates (http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/macaa2012scholarship/5).

Spectator Rules_ Shaping Making & Meaning in Contemporary Art.pdf (53 kB)
Abstracts

Two Gates.docx (32 kB)
Passability and Impassability of Two Gates

Two Gates_abstract.docx (10 kB)
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Oct 5th, 11:30 AM Oct 5th, 1:00 PM

Spectator Rules: Shaping Making & Meaning in Contemporary Art

While considering works of art, how do we characterize roles played by spectatorship, whether in the making of (including by artists and viewers), or even in the making meaning of (including by scholars and viewers), such work? Speakers engage the question from a variety of positions: considering how curatorial practice not only steers but also gets steered by viewers; addressing the dynamism of spectator experience with installations that demand performative engagement; analyzing examples of work specifically invested in triggering an active spectatorship; and characterizing the roles of artists and audiences as inherently generative in the production of meaning.