Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

On Becker’s Art Distribution System

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Xiangyao
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Xiangyao
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.464How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Becker, Art distribution, Symbol
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.464How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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