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Scenography & Art History

Scenography and Art History reimagines scenography as a critical concept for art history, and is the first book to demonstrate the importance and usefulness of this concept for art historians and scholars in related fields. The book is scheduled to feature in 2019/20 with IB Tauris / Bloomsbury. 

The aim of the project and book is to

■Discuss the ways in which reimagined scenography both revitalizes and critically expands how art history and related branches of study address events, objects and actions in all sorts of environments. 

■Examine how scenography is no longer restricted to the traditional space of the theatre, but has responded to theoretical changes and become an important art history concept for approaching historical and contemporary visual objects, actions and events. 

■Explore reimagined scenography not solely as a critical approach and theoretical concept, but also as an important practice linked with unseen labour in a great variety of contexts (such as live concerts, fashion settings, advertising or archival studies). 

■Consider the future of scenography by investigating the rise of new ways of applying the concept within art history and related branches of study. 

Photo / film credit: Linda Sternö and Karin Ekberg.