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  • Published: 21 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780262528429
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 370
  • RRP: $59.99
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Rethinking Curating

Art after New Media



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.

  • Published: 21 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780262528429
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 370
  • RRP: $59.99
Categories:

About the authors

Sarah Cook

After graduating from Leiths School of Food and Wine in July 2006, Sarah joined the Good Food team as their cookery assistant. Spending much of her time in the kitchen, her tweaking and re-testing of new ideas helped ensure that every recipe had the perfect outcome for the readers. Now as cookery writer she regularly contributes her own features to the magazine, as well as working closely with many of Good Food's celebrity chefs.

Praise for Rethinking Curating

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

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