Monday, April 16, 2012

Spectacle of Culture

Ivan Karp and Fred Wilson write in ‘Constructing the Spectacle of Culture’: “The first rule for understanding the human condition is that people live in secondhand worlds and are aware of much more than they have personally experienced. […] Our own experience is always indirect. The quality of our lives is determined by ‘received’ meanings […]. What we know about the world is not only conventional, it also appears to us to be natural [in/by museums] (in Thinking about Exhibitions, p.187).”

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