curating

Rethinking curating

By: Charlotte Frost

One of the things that makes digital media so exciting is that they problematise many naturalised systems and spaces of communication.

To put it simply, they offer tremendous opportunity to rethink all manner of cultural exchange. This year, two important books have been published on interrelated aspects of this 'digital rethinking'. Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook's Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media addresses how curators and art audiences behave in light of digital/new media art, as well as how we can begin to conceptualise and work with these emergent behaviours.

 
Projects: CRUMB, Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media
People: Sarah Cook, Beryl Graham
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An Interview with curator and CRUMB co-founder Sarah Cook on driving creativity
artengine blog : art and technological experimentation

 

Review of Eyebeam curatorial research partners Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook (CRUMB)'s, Rethinking Curating: Art after the New Media

 

Wed., April 21, 4 – 5:30PM
High Tea with CRUMB: Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media

Eyebeam's UK-based curatorial research partner, CRUMB—the online resource for curators of media arts—have just launched three new books which collectively reference over 500 artists, curators, activists, writers, and theorists, including Eyebeam executive director Amanda McDonald Crowley and Eyebeam senior fellow Michael Mandiberg. Come for a nice cup of tea and a celebration with Beryl Graham, Sarah Cook from CRUMB, and other book contributors. Refreshments will be served.

CRUMB's new books are now available to buy at Eyebeam:

Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media
Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook. Foreword by Steve Dietz.
MIT Press, March 2010.

 
Start Date: 
21 Apr 2010
Hours: 
4 – 5:30PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Partner Organizations: 
CRUMB

Wed., April 21, 4 – 5:30PM
High Tea with CRUMB: Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media

Eyebeam's UK-based curatorial research partner, CRUMB—the online resource for curators of media arts—have just launched three new books which collectively reference over 500 artists, curators, activists, writers, and theorists, including Eyebeam executive director Amanda McDonald Crowley, Eyebeam senior fellow Michael Mandiberg, Advisory Council members Christiane Paul and Steve Dietz, and Eyebeam alum Benjamin Weil. Come for a nice cup of tea and a celebration with Beryl Graham, Sarah Cook from CRUMB, and other book contributors. Refreshments will be served.

CRUMB's new books are now available to buy at Eyebeam:

 
Book Details
Format: 
paperback, 289 pages
Publication Date: 
April 2006
ISBN: 
9781570271731
Category: 
Theory/Criticism
In Stock: 
yes

This is the third book in the DATA Browser series of critical texts that explore issues at the intersection of culture and technology.

The site of curatorial production has been expanded to include the space of the Internet and the focus of curatorial attention has been extended from the object to processes to dynamic network systems. As a result, curatorial work has become more widely distributed between multiple agents, including technological networks and software. This upgraded 'operating system' of art presents new possibilities of online curating that is collective and distributed — even to the extreme of a self-organising system that curates itself. The curator is part of this entire system but not central to it.

 
People: Joasia Krysa, ed.
Tags: curating


Day 3: Tues., July 14, 3–5PMNetworking and CollaborationNew media tools seem to make remote working and networking easier, but do they facilitate curating? How is the time-frame of collaboration­—between artists and curators or producers, or between the art and its audience—different when adopting open source methodologies (such as iterative or modular methods, sometimes called bootstrapping)? Discussions of the different shapes of collaboration and the tried and tested “rules” of good collaboration were ascertained.Guests: Amanda McDonald Crowley (Executive Director, Eyebeam) ; Patrick Lichty (Curator, Artist).Eyebeam respondent: Jon Cohrs (Resident, Eyebeam).Videography: Rus Garofalo

 
Projects: CRUMB, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass
Tags: art, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass, curatorial masterclass, eyebeam, new york, curating, open source, crumb, Videos


Day 5: Tues., July 21, 2009Evaulation and Audience EngagementThe last session of the curatorial masterclass series asked, who is participating in open curatorial projects? Why? How do we know what they’re getting out of it? What can be learned from the revisions/lifelines used in open source software generation and how can that way of thinking be applied to consideration of the “lifeline” of a curatorial project? What are other evaluation strategies that can be applied to curating, such as comment boxes or feedback forms? Obvious and proposed benchmarks of success were interrogated.Guests: Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General); Hans Bernhard (Artist, Ubermorgen.com).Eyebeam respondent: Stephen Duncombe (Research Associate, Eyebeam) Videography: Rus Garofalo

 
Projects: CRUMB, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass
Tags: art, Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass, curatorial masterclass, eyebeam, new york, curating, open source, crumb, Videos
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