London’s International Exhibition of 1862 and the origin of large scale exhibitions of Contemporary Art

Keywords: International Exhibitions, London, National Representations, Curating

Abstract

This paper analyses the origin of international exhibitions in the nineteenth century as a model for contemporary biennials, with emphasis on London exhibitions of 1851 and 1862. It presents a bibliography review about the subject, comprising other modes of exhibition created in that period, such as museums and
periodical exhibitions held by the art academy. The article approaches the question of national representation in this realm.

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Author Biography

Vinicius Spricigo

Vinicius Spricigo ensina curadoria e história das exposições no Departamento de História da Arte da UNIFESP. Foi Curador associado ao Fórum Permanente: Museus de Arte; entre o público e o privado (2006-2008) e à Associação Cultural Videobrasil (para a realização da exposição Geopoéticas do artista Isaac Julien no SESC Pompéia, 2012). Realizou pesquisa de pós-doutorado junto ao Research Centre for Transnational Art Identity and Nation da University of the Arts London (2019-2020) e contribuiu, entre outros textos publicados, para os livros The Biennial Reader e German Art in São Paulo, ambos pela Hatje Cantz. 

Published
2020-10-20
How to Cite
Spricigo, V. (2020). London’s International Exhibition of 1862 and the origin of large scale exhibitions of Contemporary Art. DAT Journal, 5(3), 58-72. https://doi.org/10.29147/dat.v5i3.220
Section
Curatorship, exhibition design and museum