Énonciation(s), réénonciation(s) et redistribution(s) dans l’exposition

Céline SCHALL

KEYWORDS : (re) exposition, (re) enunciation, (re) mediation, visitor posture

ABSTRACT : Revamping a previous exhibition is a relatively common practice for museums. It usually gives rise to an analysis highlighting the constants and differences with the “original” exhibition. What I try to understand here, is, its enunciative functioning and the proposed relationships with today’s visitors, in order to qualify the type of mediation that is implemented. To do so, I will analyse the new exhibition at the Château de Clervaux (Luxembourg) and the exhibition The Family of Man, created by Steichen in 1955 at MoMA. I will mainly focus on the exhibition’s means of mediation in order to show, if each implementation has succeeded or not in reshuffling enunciative positions, thus contributing to the generation of the exhibition’s meaning. In this exhibition, a particularly complex mediation highlights a new type of visitor, oscillating between emotion and reflection.

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Énonciation(s), réénonciation(s) et redistribution(s) dans l’exposition

Céline SCHALL

Université de Luxembourg
celine.schall[at]uni.lu

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