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ON SUNDAY WE WENT TO THE MUSEUM

Dion-Van Royen, Zoe (2020) ON SUNDAY WE WENT TO THE MUSEUM. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Dion-Van Royen, Zoe
Abstract:

This thesis is an exploration of visitors’ experience of museums in the frame of the everyday. It employs the differentiation between place and space, as elaborated by philosopher Henri Lefebvre in The Production of Space, to investigate the environments in which individual reflexivity happens. It questions how places and spaces are assigned to specific purposes and by the same means condition the way individuals experience them. The main outcome of this research is a hand-printed curatorial essay to be launched in the context of a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario and a home-cooked dinner that was to take place in the Criticism and Curatorial Practices lounge at 205 Richmond Street. The guests – my colleagues from the CCP program – were invited to experience what geographers Ellen Kohl and Priscilla McCutcheon call kitchen table reflexivity.

Keywords: Museum experience, Everyday, Reflexivity, Informality, Fluid identity, architecture, space, place.

Date: April 2020
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 18:10
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 18:10
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2999

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