Cast Contemporaries: sculptural presence and plaster casts in art schools

Chris Dorsett

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I have a particular interest in museological claims about the construction of knowledge through the collecting and exhibiting of objects. In my theoretical writing I reflect on my experiences as an artist-curator, especially those moments in art galleries and museums when material presence fails to support interpreted meaning. In this paper I turn my attention to the loss of presence, and the implied disappearance of interpretation, associated with the fate of plaster cast collections in contemporary art school environments.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 10 Sept 2011
EventThe Cast Conference - Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Duration: 10 Sept 2011 → …


ConferenceThe Cast Conference
Period10/09/11 → …


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