Scenography as New Ideology in Contemporary Curating and the Notion of Staging in Exhibitions : Magisterarbeit (Akademische Schriftenreihe Bd.V266349) (5. Aufl. 2013 120 S.  210 mm)


Scenography as New Ideology in Contemporary Curating and the Notion of Staging in Exhibitions : Magisterarbeit (Akademische Schriftenreihe Bd.V266349) (5. Aufl. 2013 120 S. 210 mm)

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Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Art - Miscellaneous, grade: Distinction, Kingston University London (Kingston University London, in Partnership with the Design Museum, London, U.K.), course: MA Curating Contemporary Design, language: English, abstract: In the frontier of the exhibition scene, a significant phenomenon is observed that a contemporary artistic staging practice, called scenography, has grew out from the theatre context and keeps expanding its influence in the exhibition context in recent time. Scenography has been acting as a transformative force to reform the traditional exhibitionary complex, and consequently, this has led to an unprecedented intersection where scenography meets contemporary curating, which further informs a radical ideological shift. This paper aims to exploit a new land of discussion to look into this intersection between scenographic practice and contemporary curating, its mergence and the subsequent revolution it has caused.Byseeing museums and exhibition spaces as metaphorical stages, it fundamentally reconfigures the infrastructure of curating practices, in terms of a shift in authorship, architectural embodiment of ideas, field of experience, layered narrative, dramaturgy and the hybrid expressions of new media. Three case studies will demonstrate scenography's wide-ranged capacities and various methodologies in dealing with contemporary issues. Cases include: BMW Museum (Reopened in 2008), Cultures of the World (Opened in 2010) and Leonardo's Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway (2008, 2010). Respectively, they prove scenography's overarching influence of acting as a brandscape, as a site of cultural mediation and as interference and discourse. The whole discussion cuts through major discourses in the field, both responding to the increasing awareness of the notion of staging experiences in the rise of experience economy, and the expanding notion of curating, in parallel.
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Lam, Margaret Choi Kwan CONNECT WITH ME AT MY PROFESSIONAL believe that contemporary art curating is now more than a profession of connoisseurship, but rather a creative and artistic venture. By noticing the impact of experience economy onto international exhibition scene, I am particularly interested in contemporary curatorial practices that involve experiential design, spatial narration, scenography, and new interpretative approaches in exhibition spaces. After furthering my studies in MA Curating Contemporary Design in London (graduating with Distinction), I have been working as an independent assistant curator and contributing in art exhibition-making. Combining my artistic background and multi-faceted work experience in creative industries, involving solid projects in advertising agencies and multi-media exhibition lab, my pursuit in curatorship is of multi-disciplinary interest. With overarching skills I developed as substantial backup: from concept development, strategic planning, idea visualizations, creative writing, narration, supervising on art production, overseeing post-production, working with directors, designers and artists, to final deliveries - I have a mission to further transform museum approaches into contemporary implementations in a wide range of art and branded exhibitions.