The digital arts in and out of the institution-where to now?

Cook, S. and Barkley, A. K. (2016) The digital arts in and out of the institution-where to now? In: Paul, C. (ed.) A Companion to Digital Art. Series: Blackwell companions to art history (9). John Wiley & Sons Inc.: Hoboken, pp. 494-515. ISBN 9781118475201 (doi: 10.1002/9781118475249.ch23)

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This chapter focuses on the challenges that the broader category of “new media art” has brought to its own presentation, including how it has been curated. Curating has usually been considered a primarily museological activity, but when it comes to new media art, the authors commonly understand curating as an engagement with myriad different aspects of the production, presentation, and reception of the work of art. In each case the lessons learned may reflect different stages in the curatorial process, from siting the work and engaging audiences and the press in its reception, to documenting its impacts or effects on the understanding of art in society. Curatorial approaches and models of production emerging on the “peripheries” of institutional practice, such as collaboration and engagement programs, or even beyond the institutions, such as festivals, are not without their limitations, but seem to offer a greater potential for incubating new practices.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cook, Professor Sarah
Authors: Cook, S., and Barkley, A. K.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Published Online:05 March 2016

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