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Curation as Mediation Between Art and Knowledge Production

  • Barbara OrelEmail author
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Abstract

How to define the role of theatre and performance curator in global capitalism, which has brought about radical changes in cultural production? The chapter focuses on the curator profile that emerged in the performance world in the 1990s and whose endeavours to invent new modes of collaboration and presentation of artworks are decisively marked by transdisciplinary, transnational, transcultural and trans-institutional hybridization. Curation is defined as mediation or, more precisely, by means of the critique of this concept as developed by Boris Buden. The mediatory function of theatre and performance curators is dealt with from the perspective of the exchange between the spheres of art and knowledge production. The chapter focuses on the ways in which theatre and performance curators participate in the processes of creation, research and evaluation of the performing arts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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