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Utställningen LIVETS STEG. Att följa ett utställningsarbete
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The exhibition Rites of Life is a photography exhibition which opened on may 19th 2012 at Länsmuseet Gävleborgin Sweden. It contains 51 photographs from all over the world. The theme is the rites we experience in life.The photographer Anders Ryman has traveled throughout the world for seven years studying rites of differentcultures and photographing them. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the exhibition process and to followthe different steps on the way to a complete exhibition. There will also be discussions concerning the contentsof the photographs. Some of the photographs can be perceived as difficult subjects because of the particularceremony being performed or simply the specific scene that is being portrayed. I discuss Hall’s and Saussure’stheories on representation and meaning and apply these to the cultures represented in the photographs. Themethods used have been semi-structured interviews with key people at the museum and of course the photographerhimself. My own observations and participation of the daily work is also a source of information. This exhibitionis a touring exhibition which means that the idea is already set and sold to the museum. New problemsthat arise with this kind of exhibition is the need to shape the showroom after these specific ideas and demands.What sets itself apart the most in this case is the limited amount of time and personnel that was assigned to thework with the exhibition. In this particular case the producer Ingela Jönsson has also been the educator and thedesigner which has left her with an enormous responsibility. The result is a fascinating photography exhibitionwhich intrigues the visitor, and challenges them into questioning their prejudices

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 60 p.
Uppsatser inom musei- & kulturarvsvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6079 ; 92
Keyword [en]
Exhibition. Museum. Culture. Photography. Representation. Rites. Ceremony.
Keyword [sv]
Utställning. Museum. Kultur. Fotografi. Representation. Riter. Ceremoni.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-178981Local ID: 92OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-178981DiVA: diva2:542753
Subject / course
Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-08-03 Created: 2012-08-03 Last updated: 2012-12-04Bibliographically approved

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