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MIT Press
21 August 2015
The Arts: General & Reference; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Non-graphic art forms
Series: Leonardo
Redefining curatorial practice for those working with new kinds of art.

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 and 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. 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. Rethinking Curating offers curators a route through the hype around platforms and autonomous zones by following the lead of current artists' practice.
By:   Beryl Graham, Sarah Cook (Dundee Fellow, University of Dundee)
Foreword by:   Steve Dietz (President and Artistic Director)
Imprint:   MIT Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   658g
ISBN:   9780262528429
ISBN 10:   0262528428
Series:   Leonardo
Pages:   370
Publication Date:   21 August 2015
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Beryl Graham, an arts organizer and educator, is Professor of New Media Art at the University of Sunderland, and coeditor of CRUMB (the Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss Web site). Sarah Cook is a curator and researcher working at the intersection of art, digital and electronic media, and science. She is the coauthor (with Beryl Graham) of Rethinking Curating- Art After New Media (MIT Press), and in 2004 cocurated the touring exhibition, Database Imaginary. She is Dundee Fellow at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.

Reviews for Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media

Humorous and surprising, smart and provocative. -- Nathaniel Stern Rhizome


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