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ERIC Number: EJ974392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Beyond the Gallery: Interactions between Audiences, Artists, and Their Art through the Kampala Art Tour 2007-2010
Nagawa, Margaret
Art Education, v65 n2 p16-19 Mar 2012
When one walks into an art gallery in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, one sees a predominantly non-Ugandan audience. Visitors to homes of Ugandans, even those wealthy enough to afford art, find typically bare walls. This begs broader questions: (1) What is it about the education and presentation of contemporary art that excludes local audiences?; and (2) How can it become more relevant to a broader range of viewers? In this article, the author focuses on the immediate context of spaces where art is exhibited, contrasting the experience of viewing art in a traditional gallery or museum setting versus an interactive group visit to artists' studios as an alternative means of experiencing contemporary art. This article examines the experience of the Kampala art tour from 2007 through 2010 in five aspects: (1) the character of the art tour; (2) the artists; (3) the visitors; (4) the museum; and (5) studio spaces; and the sharing of reflections on the tour experience. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda