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Title: The role of the artist and the influences of patronage in site-specific art
Author: Reveler, John Alfred
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 2219
Awarding Body: University of Brighton/University for the Creative Arts
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2009
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This practice-based research examines the developments in site-specific art since 1960's. Its purpose is to critically explore the influence of patronage and the role of the artist on practices within this field and it has been achieved by adopting a binary strategy, which combines "research into art" with "research through art." (Frayling 1993:5). This has involved the construction of an individually tailored methodological framework consisting of a textual examination of historical case-studies conducted in conjunction with the organisation and running of practical projects (the BT/Cellnet Farnham Library Garden & Picnic projects). Devised both as site-specific ventures and as case-studies, these projects broadly encompass three distinctive historical modes of site-specific art - Formal/Object-based, Community-based and Performative - which have successively emerged to predominance over the past fifty years or therabouts. The aim was to produce empirical comparisons in order to reflexively investigate the ways in which patronage, coupled with the role played by the artist impacted on the form and content of site-specific art.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: N Fine Arts ; artist ; patronage ; site-specific art