Art and Activism at Museums in a Post-digital World

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Giannini, T. and Bowen, J. (2019). Art and Activism at Museums in a Post-digital World. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2019). London 08 - 11 Jul 2019 BCS. doi:10.14236/ewic/EVA2019.4
AuthorsGiannini, T. and Bowen, J.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Once quiet places protected by walls, museums are increasingly besieged by activist groups. Spurred by social and political causes, they storm the gates bypassing the gatekeepers, to deliver their message and insist that museums become relevant, participatory and interactive, and give voice to their communities and audience. With no place to hide in a sea of digital connections, museums are challenged to find new directions and strategies for the post-digital world. This paper traces these trends, illustrating them using recent examples of art and activism at museums in New York and London, and explores strategies for museums to collaborate with their community and find common ground.

Year2019
PublisherBCS
ISSN1477-9358
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.14236/ewic/EVA2019.4
Web address (URL)https://www.scienceopen.com/document?vid=7abd9f58-c182-4c14-91e0-d0425f990fcc
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CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open
Publication dates
Online08 Jul 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted14 Feb 2019
Deposited13 Aug 2019
Book editorWeinel, J.
Bowen, J.
Diprose, G.
Lambert, N.
ISBN978-1-78017-522-5
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