Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media

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Author: 
Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook. Foreword by Steve Dietz
Format: 
Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Publication Date: 
March 2010
Price: 
$34.95
ISBN: 
9780262013888
Category: 
Theory/Criticism
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Rethinking Curating explores the characteristics distinctive to new media art, including its immateriality and its 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.