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Rethinking curating : art after new media / Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook ; foreword by Steve Dietz

By: Contributor(s): Series: Leonardo bookPublication details: Cambridge : MIT, 2010Description: xv, 354 pISBN:
  • 9780262013888
Summary: As curator Steve Dietz has observed, new media art is like contemporary art—but different. New media art involves interactivity, networks, and computation and is often about process rather than objects. New media artworks are difficult to classify according to the traditional art museum categories determined by medium, geography, and chronology. These works present the curator with novel challenges involving interpretation, exhibition, and dissemination. This book views these challenges as opportunities to rethink curatorial practice. It helps curators of new media art develop a set of flexible tools for working in this fast-moving field, and it offers useful lessons from curators and artists for those working in such other areas of art as distributive and participatory systems. Rethinking Curating explores the characteristics distinctive to new media art, including its immateriality and it’s questioning of time and space, and relates them to such contemporary art forms as video art, conceptual art, socially engaged art, and performance art. The authors, both of whom have extensive experience as curators, offer numerous examples of artworks and exhibitions to illustrate how the roles of curators and audiences can be redefined in light of new media art's characteristics. They discuss modes of curating, from the familiar default mode of the museum, through parallels with publishing, broadcasting, festivals, and labs, to more recent hybrid ways of working online and off, including collaboration and social networking. Rethinking Curating offers curators a route through the hype around platforms and autonomous zones by following the lead of current artists' practice. (Font: Editor)
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Acknowledgments -- Series foreword -- Foreword / Steve Dietz -- 1. Introduction -- I. Art after New Media-Histories, theories, and behaviors: 2. The art formerly known as "New Media" ; 3. Space and materiality ; 4. Time ; 5 Participative systems -- II. Rethinking curating-Contexts, practices and processes: 6. Introduction to rethinking curating ; 7. On interpretation, on display, on audience ; 8. Curating in an art museum ; 9. Other modes of curating ; 10. Collaboration in curating -- III. Conclusions: 11. Conclusions: histories, vocabularies, modes -- References -- Index -- Exhibitions index.

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