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Affective Arrangements: Managing Czech Art, Marginality and Cultural Difference

  • Maruška SvašekEmail author
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Part of the Sociology of the Arts book series (SOA)

Abstract

Svašek provides a much-needed ethnographic approach to the discipline of arts management that explores the ways in which art managers operate within dynamic historical and political settings as they shape artistic processes and develop their own careers. Examining the establishment of the Egon Schiele Centrum in the Czech Republic in 1992, and offering an in-depth analysis of an exhibition opening in 2017, the chapter connects the perspectives of ‘art world’ and ‘affective arrangement’ to show that the art centre has provided a dynamic social and material setting in which discourses of freedom and democracy have been propagated and reinforced.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUK
  2. 2.The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUK

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