[ISEA2019] Workshop: Beryl Graham & Georgia Smithson — Curating the New: Commissioning, Exhibiting, Collecting

Workshop Statement

For: Those involved in new media, digital art: which include curators, producers, art organizers, distributors, exhibitors, students, researchers, artists, designers, and makers.

Curators, producers, art organisers, distributors, exhibitors and makers find themselves dealing
with new kinds of culture, including new digital media, variable, live, or participatory art, design or critical making. This workshop aims to share knowledge across disciplines, to help workers rethink and update their skills for helping this work meet its audiences, into the future. This workshop follows on from previous workshops, and professional updating courses, including:
Professional development short course at the University of Sunderland:
curatingprofessionalcourse.wordpress.com   (password protected), Curating Art After New Media HK (ISEA2016)   videotage.wixsite.com/curatingart
In keeping with the ISEA theme Penumbra: In-between this workshop aims to build upon
knowledge from different types of art which might help curators, whether that might be live art,
performance, process-based art or conceptual art.

Speakers and workshop leaders include: Bona Park of Gwangju Biennale, Olga Mink of Baltan Labs, Nora O’Murchu of University of Limerick and Transmediale and Beryl Graham & Georgia Smithson of the University of Sunderland.

  • Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the University of Sunderland, and is co-founder of CRUMB resource for curators of new media art.
  • Georgia Smithson was recently employed to steer the application
    for Arts Council England Accreditation for National Glass Centre and subsequently the
    Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. She is an AHRC-funded PhD researcher at the
    University of Sunderland, in partnership with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
  • Bona Park is an exhibition coordinator of the 13th Gwangju Biennale.
  • Olga Mink is the director of Baltan Laboratories, which initiates innovative research and
    development at the intersection of art, design, science and technology in The Netherlands.

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