The Artist and the Collector

storytelling and official narratives

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Abstract

The Museum of Loss and Renewal is an artist-led platform. Its curators, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, develop in collaboration with others art projects that address issues of societal concern such as well-being, end of life and sustainability. Applying a durational curatorial approach to the habitation and activation of a depopulated, familial mountain village in central Italy, the artists are engaged with two ‘unofficial’ WWII museums. The collections consist of artefacts gathered by their custodians, local individuals, from the surrounding mountainous area. The Winter Line battle terrain was documented by photographer Robert Capa, and the film San Pietro (1945) was made by John Huston while serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Local, global, universal and subjective histories are being explored and presented through artistic research methods.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2019
EventGLOBAL TRACES Conference: Art Practice, Ethnography, Contested Heritage - University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 7 Feb 20198 Feb 2019
http://www.traces.polimi.it/event/global-traces-art-practice-ethnography-contested-heritage/

Conference

ConferenceGLOBAL TRACES Conference
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period7/02/198/02/19
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Storytelling
Collectors
Artist
Second World War
Village
Well-being
Winter
Research Methods
Sustainability
Corps
End of Life
Army
History
Mountains
Familial
Art Projects
Robert Capa
Renewal
Artifact
Central Italy

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Mackenna, T. (2019). The Artist and the Collector: storytelling and official narratives. Paper presented at GLOBAL TRACES Conference, Oslo, Norway.
Mackenna, Tracy. / The Artist and the Collector : storytelling and official narratives. Paper presented at GLOBAL TRACES Conference, Oslo, Norway.
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