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Introduction: Museums and Affect

Fisher, Jennifer and Reckitt, Helena. 2015. Introduction: Museums and Affect. Journal of Curatorial Studies, 4(3), pp. 1-2. ISSN 2045-5836 [Article]

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The introduction contextualizes the first of two issues of the Journal of Curatorial Studies edited by Jennifer Fisher and Helena Reckitt addressing affect theory as a mode of analysis for curatorial and exhibition studies. Affect theory, the authors suggest, sheds light on how the mediating agencies of curating simultaneously encompass context and relationship. Fisher and Reckitt explore how the five essays included in the issue demonstrate the ways in which the transmission of affect in a museum or exhibition goes beyond specific artworks and their meanings to cover a wide range of social, sensory and emotive registers. They suggest that the authors analyze diverse facets of museological architectures, installations and media platforms to explore affects such as empathy, love, darkness, trauma, banality, curiosity and devotion.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1386/jcs.4.3.361_2

Keywords:

affect, curating, museums, curatorial knowledge.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art

Dates:

DateEvent
1 September 2015Accepted
1 October 2015Published

Item ID:

21059

Date Deposited:

03 Oct 2017 12:11

Last Modified:

03 Oct 2017 12:11

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21059

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