On Becker’s Art Distribution System
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- Becker, Art distribution, Symbol
Sociologist Howard S. Becker creatively introduced the theory of symbolic interaction into the field of art. The art participants under the perspective of semiotic interactionism are closely connected, and eventually a large, complex and interwoven social organization -- the art world is derived. The art circle constructed by collective activities is not only the network of collaborators who produce artworks, but also finds a reasonable channel for the distribution of artworks and the compensation of artists’ energy, money and talent. As a result, works of art are produced in the social process and sold and collected in the distribution system. In this series of collective activities, distributors and distribution agencies play an important role as gatekeepers. They make the art distribution mechanism work with their professionalism and internal conventions. From the perspective of Howard Becker’s semiotic interaction theory, this paper attempts to explain the inherent conventions followed by art participants in collective activities of art distribution, focusing on the three art distribution modes of self-sufficiency, sponsorship and public sales in the art field, and to reveal the artistic situation when the traditional conventions are broken.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiangyao PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - On Becker’s Art Distribution System BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 400 EP - 403 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.464 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.464 ID - 2020 ER -