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Exhibiting Photography, 2nd Edition by Shirley Read

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CHAPTER 1

Thinking about Exhibiting

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The Salon Photo Prize at Matt Roberts Project Space, Vyner Street, East London. Image © Georgina McNamara www.georginamcnamara.com.

Exhibitions have become the medium through which most art becomes known. Not only have the number and range of exhibitions increased dramatically in recent years but museums and art galleries such as the Tate in London and the Whitney in New York now display their permanent collections as a series of temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions are the primary site of exchange in the political economy of art, where signification is constructed, maintained and occasionally deconstructed. ...

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