The influence of institutional strategies on the construction of meaning around the theatrical material object, 2013
This thesis attempts to identify the semiotic role of display structures within the
gallery space. Borrowing from the premise of semiotics, this thesis views the material
object as a sign embedded within the system of institutionalism and demonstrates the
constant dichotomy that exists between objectivity and subjectivity as well as their
interdependence in the construction of semantic value.