EXHIBITIONS, MEGAEXHIBITIONS, ANTIEXHIBITIONS AND THE BLOCKBUSTERSRamutė Rachlevičiūtė
In the world of art the blockbusters are specially organized, enormous exhibitions, which usually travel through museums but also can be accepted in one, the same spot. They undoubtfuly gain an extraordinary success among amateur artists, beat records of attendance and receive special attention of mass media. James Rosenfield characterizes the successful blockbuster as an exhibition, in which the united forces of a coordinator and a manager prevail. The exhibitions are distinguished by containing an enormous programme, provoking and taking the visitors' fancies.
A. Elsen defines the blockbuster as the exposition, where a larger part of works is lent by other museums and is seen in exhibitions by an unattended audience.
Francis Haskell, a British historian of art, before his death wrote a book Nondurable Museum. He foresaw the significance of the blockbusters, because they strive against the understanding of traditional museums and change perspectives of artistic life.