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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(7); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020701.

Curation as a method of cultural inquiry


Yuan Gao

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Yuan Gao

School of Art and Design, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan,430074, China


The emergence of the term ‘curation’ was related with the changes in art history. Besides, the role of the curator was not limited to preserving the art works of the art museum, selecting works of art and holding exhibitions, but also included some emerging cultural fields of thought and avant-garde ideas in contemporary society. Specifically, the purpose of this article is to analyze how the curator adapts the semiotic approach to explain cultural phenomena and to accurately grasp the exhibition theme. This mainly shows the possibility that Curation could be a way of cultural inquiry to explore the current cultural phenomenon.


curation, cultural inquiry, semiotics theory

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Yuan Gao. Curation as a method of cultural inquiry. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 7: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020701.


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