Participative is popular

November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here is an article about one big trend in arts, which is also one of the biggest challenges of Art Administration according to me: http://www.artnews.com/2011/01/01/youre-engaged/

For example, we know that a person who practiced an instrument when he was young will be more likely to enjoy and attend to symphonies or other types of concerts. People who danced will be more likely to appreciate ballet. These kinds of facts get more and more obvious in cultural managers’ spirits, but may not be enough. One of the biggest issues of “high culture” artistic events is their lack of audience involvement. This article develops some examples of participatory programs that have been established mostly in museums. I find it very clever for it underlines how participative art is not only a way to access art, but is also a way to access your own creativity through art. Thus, we can say that participative art fulfills two fundamental missions of art administration organizations: it brings people to the art and it is educational.

-Victor

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