Intervention, Placement and Cultural Positioning: Working as a Contemporary Artist Curator in British Museums
This study will analyse the development and critical context of the exhibitions outlined above with additional reference to other relevant works. The role of my particular practice in revealing relationships between the status and provenance of objects and their contemporary reinterpretation within the museum context will be explored through a written thesis and comprehensive visual documentation. Particular attention will be given to ‘compilation’ as a methodology that constructs meaning and reference within my work. In turn the study will analyse how meaning is enhanced by the work’s location within museological contexts.
The accumulation of meaning and reference within and between exhibitions will be assessed, as will the development of visual codes through the specific use of materials and methods of display. The significance of collaboration and consultation with museum curators and conservators will also be assessed. The study will provide a comprehensive insight into this significant body of work and an assessment of its contribution to knowledge centred within the contexts of contemporary art practice and museology.
The study will assess how narrative structures, material use and processes and modes of display have been consolidated through consistent practice and engagement within museological contexts. A written thesis will consider the critical context of this body of practical work and its contribution to knowledge in the field. The practical element of the cited publications will be documented by visual evidence of selected works, catalogues and other relevant contextual material.