Action-Exhibition: Museums, Art, and Communities: Notes on the New Museology

By Andreina Fuentes and Gerardo Zavarce.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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The emergence of the New Museology supposed a diverse array of new ways to understand the roles of the museum and its social background. This article explored the confluences between the action-research methodology belonging to the Social Science field and exhibitions to create a field of community participation, communication and social changs. Latin American institutional practices are involved in challenges to transform the traditional conceptions of the museum experience. Through reflection on museum and community, the action- exhibition strategies are described and the impacts are developed by two cases of action-exhibition processes where sexual diversity claims acted as a new form of citizenship.

Keywords: Latin American New Museology, Art and Communities, Museums and Active Citizenship, LGTB Social Movement, Action Research Participatory, Cultural Institutional Practices, Museum Alternative

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.21-27. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 385.311KB).

Andreina Fuentes

Contemporary Art Collection Consultant, Art Entrepreneurial LLC, Miami, Florida, United States Virgin Islands

Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV). He has worked as a researcher, developer and advisor in the area of culture and visual arts. He has taught in the departments of sociology of art, analysis of socio-cultural reality, aesthetic seminar and community service of the arts school of the UCV. He has participated as an organizer and speaker at national and international events and collaborates permanently with various art publications. He currently serves as and independent curator and researcher.

Gerardo Zavarce

Caracas, Dto capital, Venezuela


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