Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Maeve Connolly | TV Museum

Maeve Connolly
TV Museum
Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2014
340 pp.,  7 x 9", softcover
Edition size unknown

"Maeve Connolly [...] keenly analyzes the medium’s particular public dimension to place TV alongside that flagship institution of the decaying public sphere: the museum. Her argument is supported by shifts both in readings of TV and in artistic practice. [...] TV Museum looks closely at the construction of museums as a realm of high art and TV as a realm of low art to show how these statuses were in fact constantly in the processes of being negotiated and legitimated, while suggesting that these concepts are both now fully under threat with our changing notions of the public sphere. This is the central (and substantial) contribution of the study to the field."
– Melissa Gronlund, Artforum

As the fifth guest in their fORUM series, Mercer Union presents Maeve Connolly tonight, with a presentation called Beyond Broadcast: Artists and the Future of Public Service TV. 

The free event takes place at the gallery (1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto) at 7 pm.

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