museums , galleries as locations for cultural artefacts , commodities ..in which we partake or consume .
Curators in the 1960s had a desire to “rupture” the conventional High Art spaces and unfold , open and expand its functions …to explore the idea of what an art space could be …rooftops, open air ,events Happenings , playgrounds ..a conceptual laboratory
Furthermore the Shift from what we expect of art as specialist products… to a more ” spectacle” based community led /involvement reflected the cultural changes taking place in western society at that time …the counter culture , social mobility , an outpouring of expression in the arts ..a period of experimentation a testing of boundaries
The Curator as creative manager , conductor , active agent who uses art products to illustrate a concept or explore specific cultural phenomena
the use of alternative media … re -appropriation of scientific , economic ,political , technical systems and practices and “reframing” these activities and sites specific spaces …. toward a non conventional interpretation
Simulacra = Disneyland =the gulf war did not take place….it was a media construct , edited , constructed and “consumed” by the public. We exist in a virtual world a construct …a collage of media images ,signs, symbols signifiers Jean Baudrillard