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Book chapter

Art critics and art producers: interaction through the text

P. 113-124.
Menshikova A., Maglevanaya D., Kuleva M., Bogdanova S., Alekseev A.

As well as the most areas of social life, the field of art is now extended to the cyberspace. In this study, we analyze online reviews of Russian art critics with two objectives. On the one hand, we investigate the patterns of the interactions between critics and artists (both contemporary and recognized ones) in the Russian Art. Since the Russian school of art critique is still in the process of formation, an analysis of web data we offer a significant contribution to the scope of Russian Art studies. On the other hand, we use social network analysis and text mining tools in order to gain more insights from the data and affirm the applicability of the modern tools to the classic research tasks. In this study we analyze data from the 5 Russian art magazines, in particular articles, authors and named entities from this texts. As a result, we explored different patterns of the critics production that could divide this area of web interaction both by geographical and textual characteristics of agents and article