[ISEA2016] Workshop: Beryl Graham & Sarah Cook — Curating Art After New Media HK (Satellite Event)

Workshop Statement 

Satellite Event: 5-Day Professional Development Course. Venue: Polyu & Various Locations In Town

Curating Art After New Media HK is a short professional development course targeted for Hong Kong-based curators who specialize or are interested in contemporary and new media art. Since new media, nota­bly such as the topics of social networking, augmented reality and open source, has dramatically changed thinking on how art works in time and space, this course aims to provide up-to- date professional knowledge in the field for Hong Kong-based curators. It is based on the ‘Curating Art After New Media’ professional development short course created by Professor Beryl Graham of the University of Sunderland and the Cu­ratorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss (CRUMB). The annual course has always been fully subscribed with reportedly 100% of attendees confirming the benefits of participation. The Hong Kong version will be customised for Hong Kong curatorial professionals to provide a unique training opportunity for rapid upskilling and international networking.

The course will explore a wide range of themes, locations and com­bine local and international speakers in a workshop-style environment for idea exchange. Course participants will have access to ISEA2016’s programme of satellite events, exhibitions and artists talk and will meet with key members of the international new media art curating community. With key institutions like the School of Creative Media, organisations like Videotage, and events like Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong is perfectly positioned to become a world leader in developing and supporting new media art practice. The I SEA2016 festival and conference provides the ideal context to build capacity in this field, at the same time it substantially reduces the cost of bringing international new media art experts to Hong Kong, and al­lows for an unprecedented learning opportunity.

Speakers

  1. Beryl Graharn&Sarah Cook (CRUMB)
  2. Louise Shannon (Independent curator, former Curator of Digital at the V&A)
  3. Ruth Catlow&Marc Garrett (Founders&directors of furtherfield.org) Ashley Wong (Head of Programmes and Operations at Sedition)
  4. Li Zhenhua (Founder of Laboratory Art Beijing)

Topics Of Discussion

  1. Modes Of Curating: Local/Global
  2. Artist-Run, Labs/Residencies,
  3. Curating Discourse
  4. Data And Science/Curating Across Disciplines
  5. Participation And Collaboration Within The Museum And Beyond
  6. Production, Distribution, Documentation
  7. Interaction And Experience
  8. Collection And Patrons
  9. Representation And Access
  10. Contexts, Visions And Remits
  • Beryl Graham (UK) University of Sunderland and CRUMB. He is an arts worker and educator with a special interest in curating, and new media art.  berylgraham.com/cv/index.htm  crumbweb.org
  • Sarah Cook, UK, is a curator, writer and researcher based in Scotland. She is Professor of Museum Studies in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow and involved in CRUMB. sarahcook.info crumbweb.org