Conceptualization Of Art

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Art can be found all around the world in every period. Art is a universal concept in which new art forms constantly are created and brought to life. Up until the 1970s, art was attributed to an individual’s production rather than a social production, which is why sociologists would avoid studying art altogether; it was seen as something that had no social aspect. Before the 1970s, art was only placed on the realm of a sole individual which meant that if we saw a piece of art than that work of art would be attributed to a single individual. However, sociologists have now begun to study art in a sociological approach; theories have developed the idea that art is a social cultural production. The conceptualization of art can be simmered down to …show more content…
The conventions are conceiving, execution, production and distribution of materials and instruments, maintenance work, distribution of work, consumption, creation and maintenance of rationale, training, and education, socio-political context of production, support activities, gatekeeping, and aesthetic conventions. These thirteen conventions are what Becker was describing when he states that the creation of art is a network of people; it is an art “world” so to speak. Each of these conventions takes part in a different task in the process of making art. Conceiving is the first idea behind the art, execution would be the planning on how to make this conceived idea become real, production and distribution of materials are all the tools used to execute the conceived idea. Editing shapes the artwork to tailor it towards its audience, maintenance would be the revitalization of art to have it continue to be art over time, distribution of work is the act of getting the artwork to an audience, consumption is all those who see the artwork and consume or take in the art itself, creation and maintenance of the rationale would be the meaning making of what this piece art. Each of these conventions is indeed necessary for art to come to …show more content…
This division of labor describes where people stand in relation to an organized art world. For instance, all thirteen of these conventions take part in making art but there are two conventions that are considered artists which would be those who conceive and those who execute. These two conventions are the ones typically attributed with the title of the artist but again the making of art would not have taken place if it weren’t for the collective cooperation of all the other conventions along with these two. Another sociological theory for the production of art would be the theory of cultural production. This theory describes how particular organizational and historical contexts shape the emergent cultural product or art form, and its emergence would only be possible because of a particular historical and cultural context. This means that the system in which the art is created directly affects the art in which we

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