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Welcome to new EU-funded Fellow in GeoHumanities

Posted on 26/02/2017
JennySjoholm

The Department is delighted to welcome another new member of staff as part of an 18-month fellowship. Dr Jenny Sjöholm is a Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Fellow in GeoHumanities. Jenny has joined the Department's Social, Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group and the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities. She is a lecturer in Culture Studies at the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture at Linköping University, Sweden.

 

Jenny describes her research as follows: "My research interests lie primarily in the intersection of cultural and economic geography and I have been engaged with questions related to geographies of art, artistic practice, creativity and cultural work. In my Marie Curie project I will examine how contemporary art has been subjected to the process of privatisation and the privatisation of art’s institutional field in Sweden. I will explore an art world that is being changed by processes of neoliberalism and globalisation, which has given rise to widely held beliefs in the superiority of the private over the public, the rise of new private patronage and the re-construction of the bourgeois subject. A central element of the privatisation of the art world in Sweden, involves private actors and art collectors who are increasingly active as entrepreneurs constructing exhibition spaces and building museums that directly compete with public institutions. These contemporary changes in the practices and geographies of art raise critical questions related to art world agency, art’s autonomy but also the nature of private art spaces and how they contribute to art’s value creation and to the circulation of objects, ideas and knowledge."

 

 



   
 
 
 

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