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Ethnographic Conceptualism
Ethnographic Conceptualism

Author(s): Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Центр независимых социологических исследований (ЦНСИ)

Summary/Abstract: Ethnographic conceptualism refers to anthropology as a method of conceptual art but also, conversely, to the use of conceptual art as an anthropological research tool. Ethnographic conceptualism is ethnography conducted as conceptual art. This article introduces this concept and contextualizes it in art and anthropology by focusing on the following questions: What is gained by anthropology by explicitly bringing conceptualism into it? And, the other way around, what is gained by conceptualism when it is qualified as "ethnographic"? What is "ethographic" about this kind of conceptualism? What is "conceptualist" about this kind of ethnography?

  • Issue Year: 5/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-18
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English