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Friday, April 16, 2010 @6:30pm- Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media with Beryl Graham & Sarah Cook ***************************************************************************************** Special Event/Friday, April 16, 6:30 Title: ?Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media? Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook
Since 2000, the research centre CRUMB http://www.crumbweb.org at the University of Sunderland in the UK, has aimed to help curators rethink their practices in the light of new media ?behaviours?. Artists have led the way in using the connective, interactive and generative characteristics of new media including social media tools, networks and software art. Modes where ?the audience? might become not only a participant, but also to an extent a curator, throw down obvious challenges and opportunities for arts organizers across the contemporary arts.
Three new books by the CRUMB team, including an MIT Press book, gather the wisdom from a wide range of curators, including those who have joined the CRUMB online debate.
?Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media? Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook Foreword by Steve Dietz ISBN-10: 0-262-01388-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01388-8
?A Brief History of Curating New Media Art: Conversations with Curators? Edited by Sarah Cook, Beryl Graham, Verina Gfader and Axel Lapp The Green Box, Berlin 2010 978-3-941644-20-5
?A Brief History of Working with New Media Art: Conversations with Artists? Edited by Sarah Cook, Beryl Graham, Verina Gfader and Axel Lapp The Green Box, Berlin 2010 978-3-941644-21-2
BIOs: Sarah Cook is the co-editor of CRUMB, and Research Fellow at the University. In 2008 she was the inaugural curatorial fellow at EYEBEAM in New York, supported by CRUMB?s current AHRC grant. From 2006 to 2008 she was supported by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. From Mar 2004 to Mar 2006 she was New Media Curator/Researcher in collaboration with BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, UK). She completed her Doctorate at the University of Sunderland on the theory and practice of curating new media art. Funding for her research has been provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the AHRB, and Arts Council England. She has a Master?s Degree from Bard College?s Centre for Curatorial Studies in New York. Sarah has curated exhibitions and commissioned new media art for the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the Bellevue Art Museum (Seattle), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and at the National Gallery of Canada. She has worked with Thomson and Craighead, Lev Manovich, Cornelia Sollfrank, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Michel de Broin, Heath Bunting, low-fi, and others. Recent exhibitions include: Broadcast Yourself co-curated with Kathy Rae Huffman for AV Festival, Hatton Gallery and Cornerhouse and Database Imaginary co-curated with Anthony Kiendl and Steve Dietz, or Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, and touring (Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; Toronto; Montreal). She coauthored with Beryl Graham the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media for MIT Press in 2010, is the co-editor of the book Curating New Media (BALTIC, 2002) and has written articles for [A-N], Public Art Journal, Cream and Mute, and chapters for books including New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (2008) and Beyond the Box (2003). Sarah has presented papers at The Photographers Gallery (London), Tate Modern (London), de Balie (Amsterdam) The Banff Centre?s Curatorial Research Institute and at Universities in Canada, the US and the UK. http://www.sarahcook.info
Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the School of Arts, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, and co-editor of CRUMB. She is a writer, curator and educator with many years of professional experience as a media arts organiser, and was head of the photography department at Projects UK, Newcastle, for six years. She curated the international exhibition Serious Gamesfor the Laing and Barbican art galleries, and has also worked with The Exploratorium, San Francisco, and San Francisco Camerawork. Her book Digital Media Art was published by Heinemann in 2003, and she coauthored with Sarah Cook the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media for MIT Press in 2010. She has chapters in many books including New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (University of California Press) and Theorizing digital cultural heritage (MIT Press). Dr. Graham has presented papers at conferences including Navigating Intelligence (Banff), Museums and the Web (Vancouver), and Decoding the Digital (Victoria and Albert Museum). Her Ph.D. concerned audience relationships with interactive art in gallery settings, and she has written widely on the subject for books and periodicals including Leonardo, Convergence, and Art Monthly. http://www.berylgraham.com