Cast Contemporaries: sculptural presence and plaster casts in art schools

Dorsett, Chris (2011) Cast Contemporaries: sculptural presence and plaster casts in art schools. In: The Cast Conference, 31st August - 2nd September 2011, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. (Unpublished)

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I have a particular interest in museological claims about the construction of knowledge through the collecting and exhibiting of objects. In my theoretical writing I reflect on my experiences as an artist-curator, especially those moments in art galleries and museums when material presence fails to support interpreted meaning. In this paper I turn my attention to the loss of presence, and the implied disappearance of interpretation, associated with the fate of plaster cast collections in contemporary art school environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Chris Dorsett
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 16:25
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:10

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