The Museum and Its Discontents - Discomforting Histories and Experiences in the Art Museum

Projekter: ProjektForskning



Danish artists and curators have increasingly started working with the museum, its collections and history as something problematic or even distressful. Institutional critique is not new, but in a Danish context, it is new that museums initiate artistic and curatorial interventions as a tool to reconsider the museum's societal role. Especially the Danish and European colonial history is in focus these years. This project will investigate how the art museum can navigate in a frame where it has to offer good and pleasant experiences to the public and at the same time can and will work with discomfort.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Mads Øvlisen PhD-scholarship
Effektiv start/slut dato01/09/201704/02/2022