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Art that makes heritage. Swedish and Belarusian perspectives on art and heritagization.

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Authors Chiara Valli
Elina Vidarsson
Alina Dzeravianka
Published in STATUS: The Role of the Artist in the Changing of Society
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Conservation
Language en
Links statusproject.net/art-that-makes-he...
Keywords art, heritage, heritagization, heritage politics
Subject categories Arts, Social and Economic Geography, History and Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Other Humanities not elsewhere specified, Architectural conservation and restoration

Abstract

Our perceptions of the world as individuals cannot be discerned from our experiential baggage, from the contexts we come from, and from the representations of those contexts. All those legacies constitutes our heritage. Heritage, as a way of interpreting and knowing the world, is seldom questioned or challenged, but rather it is taken for granted as a backdrop for our actions and choices. If art is about challenging accepted knowledge and representations, and offering fresh perspectives on the world, then, how can art change society by changing our heritage? Ultimately, how can art change the future by changing our perceptions of the past?

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