"In my opinion a clear, or rather more nuanced, separation should be made between art museums focused on objects made with the intention of being or becoming art and those focused on the translation of cultural artifacts (in general) into artworks.…"
Maybe you could look at Geertz's "Art as Cultural System", where he talks about art in terms of his definition of culture: symbolic actions, interpretation, thick description etc.
More recently Alfred Gell's work on art and…"
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