Text topic: Cultures of Rhythms and Spectacle
Text author: Драгана Мартиновић
This short paper attempts to highlight the process of restructuring the canons of classic, academic museology, preoccupied with exhibitional (presentational) functions of the museum, into an uptodated standards relying on its interpretative and communication role, thus making museum more of a spectacle the means and forms of which enable the museum “to revive” its artefacts. This “revival” includes various cultural, artistic and educational intiatives and actions in the form of animation projects, inscenation and staging of performing art events in traditional museum and gallery spaces now turned to centers of cultural events and a kind of communication media. This entails understanding of a new concept of representative and performing arts, their presence in a context different from the traditional one, interaction with museum collections, reception of these arts, but also their mediation role in man-artefact relationship.