The exhibition as knowledge production

Research output: Types of ThesisMaster's Thesis



The exhibition of contemporary art, since its emergence within the museological and curatorial context, has experienced social, political and economic changes influenced by the historical and artistic in which they are inserted. The figure of the curator, equally in constant transformation, has come to play a mediating role that establishes and reinforces the relationships between artists, audience, museum professionals and other cultural institutions. Recently, this set of changes contributed to the dilution of institutional boundaries between professions, departments and subjects, which resulted in the elaboration of curatorial projects based on collaboration and networking. It is as an effect of these innovations that the present dissertation intends to study the exhibition as knowledge production. The analysis of the curatorial projects Academy (2004-2006), The New Model: An Inquiry (2011-2015) and Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the Digital Sublime (2015), which took place in the European context of the last fifteen years, is the starting point for the study of the exhibition and the curatorial as instruments of communication, collaboration and mediation.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Santos, Luísa, Supervisor
Award date20 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2018


  • Exhibition
  • Mediation
  • Curatorial
  • Contemporary art


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