• Sophia Madeleine Hammar
4. semester, Media Arts Cultures, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
The usage of various forms of media has altered the way we communicate and interact with our surroundings and other people. Computing has become ubiquitous and is affecting everyday life in more ways than we might be aware of. This essay looks at how mediation has affected the relationship between the museum and its audiences. I hypothesize that mediation of both the visitors' personal lives and the museum exhibitions form, tools and access points have helped to make art more approachable to new audiences and that it has helped in lowering the thresholds to the art world. By using the combined theories of Jacques Rancière and Howard Becker I define what I perceive as the art world and how it is being held together by shared conventions. These conventions that potentially could be challenged by new conventions from other areas. Looking at the audiences I also identify identity as a pressing factor on whether or not one feels represented in the museum context and I look at how that identity can be expressed and altered with the use of social media. I also look at the development of the museum form, both conceptual and from a practical standpoint and identify the concepts and needs that have come from the use of various media in the museum. I apply the theories on three case studies and make an interpretation through Rancières theories to find what the state of the art world is today and how it is affected by technology in regard to new audiences.
Udgivelsesdato5 nov. 2021
Antal sider98
ID: 452345916