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Imagined MuseumsArt and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco$
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Katarzyna Pieprzak

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665181

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665181.001.0001

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Taking Art to the Streets: The Ephemeral Outdoor Museum as Contact Zone

Taking Art to the Streets: The Ephemeral Outdoor Museum as Contact Zone

(p.127) Five Taking Art to the Streets: The Ephemeral Outdoor Museum as Contact Zone
Imagined Museums

Katarzyna Pieprzak

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter focuses on the nature of the street to engage with multiple histories and experiences of the environment. It argues that the visible but ephemeral outdoor museum is a vital site to be explored for its staging of art and Moroccan culture as a potentially conversable civic space. Art festivals are one form of the ephemeral outdoor museum. It explains that the ephemeral outdoor museum can do many things deemed impossible in the confines of a physical museum. With a temporary and mobile site, it has the promise of serendipitous interaction with heterogeneous publics and dislodges the idea that culture is an object to be located in a central static and symbolic temple.

Keywords:   street, outdoor museum, Moroccan art, Moroccan culture, art festivals, culture

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