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In search of mission and identity for Brazilian contemporary art museums in the 21<sup>st</sup> century. Study case: Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói


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This thesis mines the artistic practice of three giants of Brazilian 20th century art, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica and Oscar Niemeyer, in search of mission and identity for contemporary art museums in the 21st century. In their distinctive explorations of new inter-dependencies between ethics, aesthetics and space, each of these artists brought a particularly Brazilian utopian spirit to their work. From their example comes the central question of this research: how can Brazilian art institutions look to these artists' ethical-aesthetic paradigms to reframe the institution of the art museum to embrace its curatorial and educational practices with a living ethics?

The thesis is the result of ten years of research led by practice, as Education Director and then Director of Niemeyer's Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niteroi (MAC) as well as other curatorial education experiences at Centro de Arte de Hélio Oiticica (CAHO) and the XXIV São Paulo Biennale.

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Subject
Art history;
Art education;
Cultural anthropology;
Museums
Classification
0377: Art history
0273: Art education
0326: Cultural anthropology
0730: Museums
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Education; Art museums; Brazilian; Clark, Lygia; Helio Oiticica; Lygia Clark; Mission; Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi; Niemeyer, Oscar; Oiticica, Helio; Oscar Niemeyer
Title
In search of mission and identity for Brazilian contemporary art museums in the 21<sup>st</sup> century. Study case: Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói
Author
Vergara, Luiz Guilherme
Number of pages
381
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0146
Source
DAI-A 67/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542902826
Advisor
Mirzoeff, Nicholas
University/institution
New York University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3235708
ProQuest document ID
305277705
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305277705
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