A Gallery of Culture in Our Times: Julia Peyton-Jones and the Serpentine Pavilions
Jenkins-Bricel, Terry (2014) A Gallery of Culture in Our Times: Julia Peyton-Jones and the Serpentine Pavilions. [MRP]
This essay interrogates the strategies and philosophies of Julia Peyton-Jones, the Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, England and creator of the Serpentine Pavilion exhibition, to examine how the ideas and operations of spectacle in the contemporary art world can act as constructive social devices. Leftist and postmodern theorists have long interpreted spectacle negatively because of its associations with advanced capitalism and hyper-consumerism. This research offers an alternative interpretation of the spectacular. It identifies the remarkable and the astonishing as qualities of the spectacle, and argues that these effects benefit society in the context of the cultural realm.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Julia Peyton-Jones, Serpentine Galleries, London, contemporary art, constructive social devices, Leftist, postmodern theorists, spectacle hyper-consumerism|
|Divisions:||Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories|
|Date Deposited:||15 Dec 2014 18:46|
|Last Modified:||10 Nov 2016 15:25|
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