Rethinking Curating

Rethinking Curating Art After New Media - Leonardo

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262528429
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.0407075
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 354
Weight: 712g
Height: 179mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 27mm